Kristin Espinasse

serving up slices of French life, piping hot from Provence

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A near disaster & Ouf! Phew!
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A near disaster & Ouf! Phew!
August, 15 2018
Gérer, débrouiller: How to Let Go...and Grow.
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Gérer, débrouiller: How to Let Go...and Grow.
August, 7 2018
Faire bon ménage? Golden retriever and chickens & CONTROL JUICE (is it fueling you, too?)
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Faire bon ménage? Golden retriever and chickens & CONTROL JUICE (is it fueling you, too?)
August, 2 2018
Grignoter & Cochonnerie: What it really means when your family says, "There's nothing to eat in this fridge!"
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Grignoter & Cochonnerie: What it really means when your family says, "There's nothing to eat in this fridge!"
July, 27 2018
It's all the rage, in French: Beer & Tarts (Tarte à la tomate et à la moutarde) A sure favorite so don't miss this!
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It's all the rage, in French: Beer & Tarts (Tarte à la tomate et à la moutarde) A sure favorite so don't miss this!
July, 23 2018
Seeing spots? Relax, those are floaters! Les corps flottants et le champ visuel....
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Seeing spots? Relax, those are floaters! Les corps flottants et le champ visuel....
July, 20 2018
Move Mom into the wine cellar? + France wins!
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Move Mom into the wine cellar? + France wins!
July, 16 2018
When an expat's expat parent comes to live with daughter in France: After 25 years in Mexico, Mom is moving in!
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When an expat's expat parent comes to live with daughter in France: After 25 years in Mexico, Mom is moving in!
July, 13 2018
Even Cheese Puffs sound elegant in French: Gougères recipe and post by Ann Mah, author of The Lost Vintage
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Even Cheese Puffs sound elegant in French: Gougères recipe and post by Ann Mah, author of The Lost Vintage
July, 10 2018
A slang way to say "water" and when the French can't get good wine they make it in the hallway!
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A slang way to say "water" and when the French can't get good wine they make it in the hallway!
July, 6 2018
It began with tattoos... (our mother-daughter escapade to Cap Ferrat) + un attrape-rêve
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It began with tattoos... (our mother-daughter escapade to Cap Ferrat) + un attrape-rêve
July, 2 2018
Que nenni! A fun, useful new expression + a must-see beach along the French mediterranean!
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Que nenni! A fun, useful new expression + a must-see beach along the French mediterranean!
June, 25 2018
It's good to be back! How to say "go with the flow" in French + La Ciotat recommendations
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It's good to be back! How to say "go with the flow" in French + La Ciotat recommendations
June, 20 2018
Alone & Face to face with a burglar! Seule et nez à nez avec un cambrioleur!
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Alone & Face to face with a burglar! Seule et nez à nez avec un cambrioleur!
May, 5 2018
Cécile's New Wheels! Vespa...Guêpe...What does a wasp have to do with the Italian scooter by Piaggio? + se faire chaler
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Cécile's New Wheels! Vespa...Guêpe...What does a wasp have to do with the Italian scooter by Piaggio? + se faire chaler
May, 3 2018
La Flemme! Why everyone's so lethargic, paresseux, and feignant this time of year--and what France has done to remedy it!
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La Flemme! Why everyone's so lethargic, paresseux, and feignant this time of year--and what France has done to remedy it!
May, 1 2018
Alarming news at the Dentist's + Jackie applies for Fashion school in Marseille
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Alarming news at the Dentist's + Jackie applies for Fashion school in Marseille
April, 28 2018
Caboter: A relaxing, agreeable thing to do along the coastline in France
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Caboter: A relaxing, agreeable thing to do along the coastline in France
April, 25 2018
Glâner: a useful, necessary, verb for Earth Day 2018
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Glâner: a useful, necessary, verb for Earth Day 2018
April, 21 2018
Dégouliner: the rain trickled, dripped, and poured but it didn't keep us from touring La Ciotat
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Dégouliner: the rain trickled, dripped, and poured but it didn't keep us from touring La Ciotat
April, 17 2018
Quel temps de cochon! Beastly weather in La Ciotat, Cassis, and Sanary-sur-Mer!
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Quel temps de cochon! Beastly weather in La Ciotat, Cassis, and Sanary-sur-Mer!
April, 13 2018
Piquer une tête: An insider's guide on where to swim in Marseilles
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Piquer une tête: An insider's guide on where to swim in Marseilles
April, 10 2018
A funny IRS story from France
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A funny IRS story from France
April, 6 2018
Partir en vrille: Approaching Two Decades of Sobriety when a "loaded" piece of chocolate leads to a lapse (or a relapse?)
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Partir en vrille: Approaching Two Decades of Sobriety when a "loaded" piece of chocolate leads to a lapse (or a relapse?)
April, 3 2018
How to say "not-to-be-missed" or "must-see" in French + tonight's winetasting in Marseilles with Château de Pibarnon and Chateau de Roquefort
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How to say "not-to-be-missed" or "must-see" in French + tonight's winetasting in Marseilles with Château de Pibarnon and Chateau de Roquefort
March, 28 2018
Raconter des salades (Fountain Guy takes us for a ride) = today's expressions: se faire empapaouter or se faire berner:
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Raconter des salades (Fountain Guy takes us for a ride) = today's expressions: se faire empapaouter or se faire berner:
March, 27 2018
Audacity and "avoir du culot": going beyond your limits
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Audacity and "avoir du culot": going beyond your limits
March, 23 2018
Chantier or construction site + A hole in the wall is better than un trou dans la tête! Caution while sleeping....
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Chantier or construction site + A hole in the wall is better than un trou dans la tête! Caution while sleeping....
March, 20 2018
Postcard from Elba, Italy...and the French word for "puddle of water"
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Postcard from Elba, Italy...and the French word for "puddle of water"
March, 13 2018
Echapper belle: What we are avoiding, alluding, dodging, and running away from this week!
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Echapper belle: What we are avoiding, alluding, dodging, and running away from this week!
March, 9 2018
Abasourdi + Chez le dermato: The French don't see the skin doctor (or the dentist) twice a year
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Abasourdi + Chez le dermato: The French don't see the skin doctor (or the dentist) twice a year
March, 5 2018
Meaningless small talk leads to a meaningful connection! + parler de pluie et du beau temps
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Meaningless small talk leads to a meaningful connection! + parler de pluie et du beau temps
March, 2 2018
Au milieu + horses in the sea of La Ciotat!
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Au milieu + horses in the sea of La Ciotat!
February, 26 2018
Un Matou + A Most Unusual and Creative Concept for Cat Adoption in Marseilles: Café "Le Coin des Chat'Mis"
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Un Matou + A Most Unusual and Creative Concept for Cat Adoption in Marseilles: Café "Le Coin des Chat'Mis"
February, 21 2018
The hidden Provencal estate where I learned the words, "Pour vivre heureux vivons cachés"
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The hidden Provencal estate where I learned the words, "Pour vivre heureux vivons cachés"
February, 19 2018
How to be productive (hint: par tous les moyens!)
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How to be productive (hint: par tous les moyens!)
February, 15 2018
to live happily, live hidden. But what does this really mean?
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to live happily, live hidden. But what does this really mean?
February, 13 2018
Eblouir + A quote that will make you leap out of bed each morning
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Eblouir + A quote that will make you leap out of bed each morning
February, 9 2018
"The world is violent and mercurial--it will have its way with you." Listen to this in French, don't miss the lovely end. + Paint in Provence
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"The world is violent and mercurial--it will have its way with you." Listen to this in French, don't miss the lovely end. + Paint in Provence
February, 7 2018
Maraicher: Flirting with the produce guy? Non. C'était autre chose.
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Maraicher: Flirting with the produce guy? Non. C'était autre chose.
February, 2 2018
The French are always saying this word. But they're NOT talking about money!
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The French are always saying this word. But they're NOT talking about money!
January, 29 2018
Les Gens are the secret to a long life + faire d'une pierre deux coups
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Les Gens are the secret to a long life + faire d'une pierre deux coups
January, 26 2018
From Red Cross worker...to most read Frenchman in the world. The inspiring story of Marc Levy
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From Red Cross worker...to most read Frenchman in the world. The inspiring story of Marc Levy
January, 23 2018
Cassis recommendation + Une Tuerie: a popular slang term often used by foodies and bon vivants
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Cassis recommendation + Une Tuerie: a popular slang term often used by foodies and bon vivants
January, 20 2018
Our Current Mess + Une Alerte Orange
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Our Current Mess + Une Alerte Orange
January, 17 2018
Try this in the New Year: s'aérer l'esprit
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Try this in the New Year: s'aérer l'esprit
January, 12 2018
Enchanté de vous rencontrer + rest in a teachable spirit
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Enchanté de vous rencontrer + rest in a teachable spirit
January, 10 2018
"Happiness Teeth" are part of this elogy
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"Happiness Teeth" are part of this elogy
January, 6 2018
Bonne Année
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Bonne Année
January, 1 2018
Une triste nouvelle concernant ma belle-mère
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Une triste nouvelle concernant ma belle-mère
December, 30 2017
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