• Expat

    Happy Independence Day

    Happy 4th July! Today I am doing something that I have never done before. I am hosting a 4th July party. Actually, it is the first time that I have ever attended an Independence Day party so I am not quite sure what I am letting myself in for. As a Trailing Spouse, I meet a lot of women from other countries and cultures, many of them wives or girlfriends of my husband’s colleagues. Some of us meet once a month for a night out and this month we decided to have a BBQ to celebrate Independance Day. I fear I got off to rather a bad start when I…

  • Food

    The BEST Carré d’Agneau recipe ever

    Or if you are being less poncy, “Rack of Lamb”. I prefer to say Lamb Carré as it sounds more exotic, less pedestrian. And this is definitely not a pedestrian recipe. About a year ago, I was searching for a good recipe and came across this one. I know it was on a recipe website, but I have searched and searched and I cannot find it so I cooked it as I remembered it. As I was writing this blog post, I realised that I had forgotten to add the olive oil to the breadcrumb mixture, but it still worked. I think you would get a thicker crust with the…