Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dijon, France: Mustard Capital of the Universe

This weekend we visited Dijon, arguably the mustard capital of the universe.  This store, Moutarde Maille, is ground zero for mustard.  Mustard with basil, with pimento, with figs, with truffles, olives, cherries and on and on….a veritable mustard heaven on … Continue reading

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This was our second visit to Santorini.  When we first were here in March, 1992 it was a quieter place.  We had arrived about 5am on the ferry from Piraeus, were dog-tired and took a shuttle bus from the dock … Continue reading

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Messina, Sicily

OK, we know Messina is of historical importance.  But spending about four hours here really didn’t give us a real feel for the place.  In the photo you can see the Strait of Messina, which separates Sicily from the mainland of … Continue reading

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