Eating Our Way Across Paris

Bonjour! I'm in the process of merging some content from my other blog, Fernweh Friday, with Marla on the Move. From time to time I'll be migrating some of my older posts here. I figured that a post about the food in Paris was a great place to start! So let's get started with a... Continue Reading →

Voodoo Doughnuts

I mentioned in a #POTD earlier this week that we'd gone to Voodoo in Portland. The line outside was long and the sun was blazing - two things to quickly make me very cranky. But I had high hopes after reading so many good reviews online, and decided that it had to be worth the... Continue Reading →

Oregon – #POTD

We made it to Portland's most popular donut shop, and after standing in line in the baking sun there was no way I was walking away with only one. Waistline be damned! Full blog post to follow soon. Bonne journée! Marla

Chantilly Cream

Have you heard the story about François Vatel, the butler at the castle of Chantilly who invented Chantilly cream? Allow me fill you in.. The castle owner, Louis II de Bourbon-Condé, invited his cousin (King Louis XIV) and his court to be his guests for several days back in 1671. Vatel was responsible for arranging... Continue Reading →

Culture Crêpes

Confession time. I can only remember having crepes twice in my life. I know, I know. This is beyond shameful. My first time was over 10 years ago in Saint-Remy-de-Provence. It wasn't intentional either. Basically, when I was hungry for lunch after a busy morning of sightseeing I learned the hard way that small town... Continue Reading →

La Kouignette

If you follow my other blog, Fernweh Friday, you may recall the time that my life was dramatically changed by a new (to me) French pastry: kouign amann. When I returned to Paris several months later, I knew that I'd be shoveling several into my mouth during my week-long visit. Thankfully, I didn't have to... Continue Reading →

La Jacobine

To celebrate my birthday in Paris, I enjoyed a lovely dinner at one of my favourite restaurants. I've been to La Jacobine several times over the years and it never disappoints. This time I was with my coworker, Baxter, and his long-suffering wife, Karen. I kid, of course. It was fun to get together several... Continue Reading →

Paris – #POTD

Bonjour! I've arrived exhausted after a long flight. First order of business was to grab a few breakfast staples from the nearby Carrefour grocery store and then visit Popelini for a cream puff. While I had intended to purchase just one, it was impossible to narrow down the delicious sounding flavours. So I bought a... Continue Reading →

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