the beaucoups

rhubarb muffins and an open letter to my brother and sister

rhubarb muffins | movita beaucoup

Dear Adopamop and Haddy, Mum broke her wrist. So, your decision to move away from Nova Scotia has officially paid off. But that’s not a surprise, is it? I mean, you knew our parents would start to… decline, and I’d be the one taking care of things. I just thought I’d have more money when…

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lemon tea muffins

lemon tea muffins | movita beaucoup

My brother, Adopamop, along with Pumpkin and Turnip, arrived from France just over two weeks ago. My sister, Haddy, is here too. She brought Luke the Dog with her. They are all staying with Bill and Rosie Beaucoup. And they are all wearing me out. French kids sleep in. They aren’t total a-holes like North American…

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lemon sorbet and an open letter to my sister

lemon sorbet | movita beaucoup

Dear Haddy, This evening, I am picking up our wee French nieces, Pumpkin and Turnip, at the airport. Adopamop will be there too. I’m very excited to see our brother, but I’ve NEVER MET TURNIP. And she’s two years old. So, I’m about as excited as any one person can be. Now, I understand that…

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chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting

chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting

This is the cake I made for Rosie Beaucoup’s birthday. This is the cake you should consider making for someone you love. Because it will make that person love you back. (Even if they don’t want to.) That’s basically how I snagged 2.0; I won him over with baking. Also, this cake says: I forgive…

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a tale of shattered dreams and also, quinoa salad

I grew up in a village. I didn’t think much of it until one of my students said, “A village? Those are real? I thought they only existed in fairy tales.” Are kids getting dumber? Recently, Rosie Beaucoup brought out a whole bunch of stuff from my village childhood to show 2.0. Highlights included a clipping…

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the view from here

. . . Christmas Eve with The Beaucoups, Haddy and The Otherfords. Christmas Day with The Ocean Family. It doesn’t get any better than that. Hope you’re enjoying the best of the season, and squeezing in as much love and laughter as possible…

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beaucoup potato salad and some camera news

Last weekend, 2.0 and I hosted the 2nd Annual Cat Farm BBQ. It was the bomb. We invited my family, 2.0’s family, and The Rutherfords. We invited The Rutherfords expecting that they wouldn’t actually show up. Imagine our faces when they were the first to arrive. I learned a couple of things last weekend: cooking…

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father’s day – the real deal

I’m in Toronto. It’s my last night here – I’ve been on a little holiday with Rosie Beaucoup. I won’t lie to you – I was a little concerned about leaving 2.0 and Bill Beaucoup on their own, even if for just a few days. I mean, I’m sure man can survive on Kraft Dinner,…

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happy father’s day

. . . People who know me will tell you I’m organized. The obsessive compulsive, anal retentive kind. I like everything to be in its spot. A friend of mine used to call my apartment The Museum. And when you don’t do things my way, I’m most likely thinking there’s something wrong with you. In…

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