• Summer 2021

    What a complicated weather we had this Summer! Almost no heat but always cold and rainy days most of the time… It’s been really hard to keep the vegetable garden healthy and productive. We have been facing for the first time two diseases: mildew and powdery mildiou. They attacked our tomatoes, zucchinis, borage flowers, mint and sage… Hopefully, I used baking soda combined with water to face it as soon as it arrived and removed the attacked leaves. Thanks to this, only the leaves have been touched and all our fruits were healthy! But even with those deases, we had some beautiful harvests and been able to eat a lot…

  • Spring 2021

    Hello everybody, I hope you are enjoying the last days of Spring before Summer! Some changes here since the blog is now on its third year, I have decided to publish 3 different articles by year for our garden: one in the end of Spring, one in the end of Summer and another one between Autumn and Winter. Why? Many reasons: for the first time, I have planted an autumn and winter garden last year so I had a lot to tell about it; then, I begun the 2021 season really early from seeds so I am lucky to have a Spring garden; finally, we have expanded our vegetable garden…

  • Bathyscaphe

    Located in La Ville en Bois district in La Rochelle, Le Bathyscaphe is “A curiosity Abyss” that I suggest you to discover as soon as you can. A steampunk bar whose decoration is inspired by my favorite books, movies and video games; if you walk through their door, you will go on a trip to friendliness country. Everything has been made to get you into a rescheduled universe, like a time break where ancient beverages stand alongside retro video games; by the way, if you are coming on a special quizz party, you may meet Han Solo, Jon Snow or even Sherlock Holmes…! So concretely, what can we find into…

  • The Wheel of the Year

    This blog post is a little bit different from the others I made before but it is an important one if you are gardening or even just curious about our history. Our Celtic & Scandinavian ancestors used to celebrate 8 important pagan events that are part of the Wheel of the Year, I wanted to write about them and explain why you should celebrate them or just remind them nowadays. What we know today, thanks to archeology, is that the Scandinavians used to celebrate the solar events (solstice and equinox) and the Celts the events linked to the light (they celebrated the begining of the different seasons during those dates…

  • Autumn-Winter 2020

    This year, I really wanted to try an autumn and winter garden. Since we are living in a place where winters are not really cold, I thought that it could be a good thing to get some vegetables for this season. Moreover, for the very first time, one of our banana tree got some bananas! They didn’t get big enough to be eaten but it was so cool to have them in the tree! In late September, we had our last tomatoes. After them, we decided to plant coliflowers and broccolis on this side of the garden, separated by some leeks. We also planted some spinach where we used to…

  • Summer 2020

    Every year I enjoy to publish a little post about my garden in the end of summer. As you can see, this year, our banana trees are bigger than ever, it feels so good to have them here, especially in 2020 because it feels like we are on vacation even staying at home. We had enough time to improved our gardening skills by collecting our own seeds form last year’s basil flowers. We made some dry rosemary for friends and familly, then, did the same with lavender. We also extended our vegetable garden by adding more planters and creating a soil zone for planting. With those new places, we added…

  • Where to eat in Amsterdam?

    Looking for a place to eat in Amsterdam? This is my 10 favorite places to eat and drink all day long in Netherlands’ capital city! I have been lucky to travel there this January and I can tell you that this is probably one of the best cities for foodies! Many cool places to eat or drink all day long, nice and friendly people, good food and a lot of choice for every taste… Park Café: Park Café, is Hotel Arena’s bar and restaurant (where I was staying) and is open to everyone, even if you are not staying at the hotel. The menu is simple but delicious and I…

  • Food Series

    After my Food Movies list, here is the one for my favorite Food Series! On Netflix: Chef’s Table: Chef’s Table France: Somebody Feed Phil: The Chef Show: Salt Fat Acid Heat Street Food: On Youtube: Food Busker: Pop Sugar Food: Food Insider: Jamie Oliver:

  • La Yole de Chris

    If you are looking for a nice place to eat some fish in La Rochelle, you can go to La Yole de Chris. Facing La Concurrence beach and the ocean, the restaurant is well decorated in a cool industrial atmosphere. Big wooden tables inside and a cosy terrace outside, the spot is perfect to chill with family and friends! The place is owned by Christopher Coutanceau, a famous chief in La Rochelle (brother with Gregory Coutanceau I already told you about in my article for Vivre[s] in Rochefort). Both are sons of Richard Coutanceau, the chief who received 2 stars from the Michelin Guide in 1986. Christopher joined his father…

  • My Favorite Food Movies

    Because I really love food and movies, I am found of Food Movies! Here is a list of my favorites, so take place in your sofa with a cookie and relax… Chef: Ratatouille: Julie & Julia: Eat Pray Love: Le Chef: The Hundred Foot Journey: The Lunchbox: No Reservations: Burnt: Babette’s Feast: Vatel: