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garçons sur la tranche











it was this girl's birthday so naturally she dressed up as a fairy and handed out macaroons
to boys who would give her a kiss.




she flies away

















Vietnamese delicatessen



bad French pun: Booyabass. not as bad as Celtic influenced band seen earlier called Derry Eire.




monkfish wrapped in parma ham on pommes de terre boulangère (layered potatoes and onions slow cooked in stock)
with chorizo butter and a parmesan crisp.
I would have licked the plate if not in public, as it was I managed to clean it pretty well with bread.




bouillabaisse... tarte tatin aux pommes and pistachio ice cream







rosé



langoustines



duck terrine with pistachios, tomatoes stuffed with pork and herbs



Jackie and Philip




grilled mackerel with homemade mayonnaise... local Vendée fish, I can't recall the name but it has similar taste and texture to sea bass.



razor clams baked in herb bread crumbs



pears poached in ginger with passionfruit, apple, and pear sorbets.. Les Crapons wine, tastes better than it sounds.










lizard friend



















Current Music:
Harold Budd - Plateaux
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On November 8th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC), zeavy commented:
Great shots! Lovely tones and colors!
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On November 8th, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
thank you! :)
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On November 8th, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC), dawaioser commented:
I *SO* want to dress as a fairy right now...kisses or not...how fun!
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On November 9th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC), silver_notebook replied:
Your photos are wonderful. I love that first one. Also, I suspect you may be interested in this: Don't Magazine. It's not entirely intuitive navigation; but I'm sure you'll find your way around it quite easily.
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On November 14th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you, for your compliment and for the link. I've been going through it and I think for a site like that intuitive navigation isn't as necessary and can make the exploration and discovery even more enjoyable. :)
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On November 14th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Saves on windex I guess. ;)
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On November 9th, 2007 06:21 am (UTC), nickdangerous commented:
Bouillabaisse is love. Even the emperors of decades past would learn HTML to have a figment of the dream pictured above.
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On November 10th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC), gael commented:
Gorgeous post, Sweetie! Always lovely to take a vicarious trip through your poetic photos.

Sorry I've not been on Gtalk the past couple days. I've been exhausted (fighting something off?) and barely making my work deadlines. I'll look for you on Monday! :)
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On November 11th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC), nomi replied:
I wish you could have joined us, I hope next year we can all spend time at the house in France together.. a long time dream of mine. :)

No worries, I figured you have been busy.. I'm sorry to hear you've been unwell, hope you feel better soon and drink lots of fresh ginger tea! xoxo!!
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On November 13th, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC), apxe_zt commented:
ґґґ)))
Прикольно... Впрерше в житті потрапив на жж іноземця... Але мені настільки сподобались фотки... Просто супер!!!
Слава Україні!!!
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On November 14th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: ґґґ)))
I don't speak Ukrainian, but my friend translated this for me and that is a very great compliment - thank you for taking the time to write, it brightened my day. :)
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On November 14th, 2007 08:13 am (UTC), apxe_zt replied:
Respect
Мені дуже прикро, що я не можу розмовляти з тобою твоєю рідною мовою... Я вивчав англійську, але рівень знання цієї мови не дозволяє мені вільно її використовувати... Вибач!
Але мені безмежно подобається твоя творчість... І з превеликим задоволенням зафренджу тебе!!!
па-па...
і нехай тобі щастить...
Слава Україні!
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On November 14th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC), barriemacleod commented:
Razor clams !
Thanks for your good work.
Dam, I'm hungry now.
Again.
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On November 16th, 2007 02:59 am (UTC), nomi replied:
haha - abandon all hopes of dieting when reading my journal!

I know, I love razor clams but they're hardly eaten in Britain.. the French are happy about that though, more for them. :)

thanks for the comment, Barrie. :)

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