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Martin Withington

So glad you both like Le Terroir as much as we do.

Funilly enough, I’d always assumed that a Knickerbocker Glory was something originating in the US but apparently not.

If you’re getting into curiously named Brit dishes, try toad in the hole. You may have to use vegetarian sausages but it’s wonderful comfort food, especially when slathered with onion gravy!

Ellen van Thiel

Lynn, if one spouse has a passport from any EU country and the other a US passport the couple and their family can fly into any EU country. We have Dutch and US passports. We flew into Switzerland because Zurich was the closest direct flight we could find and they honor EU rules. We checked with the Swiss Embassy ahead of time and also had a letter from our French mayor declaring we are property owners in France. We carried a marriage certificate and an electricity bill just to be on the safe side but none of it was required. It went very smoothly and there were no crowds on either end of the flight. Washington was literally empty. I have a dozen photos of totally empty concourses, escalators, trains etc. It's always a good idea to double check on rules just before you leave because they change frequently.

Francine Martinie Chough

Bonjour Lynn
Instead of lemon I use Cognac, Rum or Grand Marnier in the Sundae. Even more flavorful!
Now the problem leaving the US is trying to have tests results back within 72 hours of departure! 🤣🤣


Lynn,I am drooling so much that I need a tissue!!(no kidding!!)Oh,how absolutely delicious!!YUM!!!
Another British delight with a rather odd name is Eaton Mess.Named after the school in England,I can only guess why it became being called a mess... alternating layers of sweetened whipped cream,meringue,and crushed and whole raspberries.Another one to drool over.
Book to suggest:The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel(who wrote The Winemakers Wife).Inspired by a true story during World War 2, a talented woman forger helps Jewish children flee the Nazis.

Colleen Taylor

What an incredible delight of a dessert Lynn! I clicked on one of the photos that took me to a YouTube video of how to make a Knickerboker Glory. Goodness gracious, that's quite a beautiful production. I might as well just rub it all on my thighs!

Vicky from Athens

I, too, am salivating! That dessert is to die for and like Colleen I may as well just apply directly to my thighs ... and the ever increasing spare tire around my middle thanks to the Covid shutdown! I was in Annecy last July and reading your post brought back fond memories of visits to that wonderful place. Last summer I had just finished the Tour du Mont Blanc and Annecy was the perfect place to unwind after a week and a half of strenuous hiking.
I have books to recommend: Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani. Also, The Storytellers Secret by the same author. The Star and the Shamrock by Jean Grainger and The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd. The last one is about Eliza Lucas Pinckney, a woman whose story you may be familiar with since she lived in coastal South Carolina in the 1700’s where she introduced indigo as a crop. All interesting reads!

Peggy McBride

Your little sister remembers when you... as a young knickerbocker, used to insert the tip of the American version of whipped cream (in a pressurized can) directly from fridge into mouth when Mom wasn’t looking! ‘You have come a long way to this beautiful Sundae recipe with scrumptious hand-whipped French cream, bien sur !

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