Visiting Lyon?

We offer our recommendations for breakfast and dinner in the culinary capital of France, along with where to go for  live music after hours and, finally, where to wind down.

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Colorful Christmas card made into a gift tage

Gift Tags from Old Greeting Cards

There comes a time, at the end of every celebration, to breakdown the decorations. Everything paper gets thrown away or tossed in the recycling bin. The saddest part is throwing away piles of greeting cards.

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Photo by Cathy Augello

Inspiration

A good friend of mine has recently become obsessed with the annual winter spectacle of crows roosting by the thousands along the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie. Above is one of the many breath-taking photos she sent to me.

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Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake is popular in the U.K. It is traditionally decorated with a circle of eleven or twelve almond paste “eggs,” representing the twelve apostles. (The one missing is Judas.) This recipe was adapted from the one given to me by my British mother-in-law.

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Nashville's Honky Tonk Highway

Nashville’s Honky Tonk Highway

Nashville is a big, sprawling city. However, standing in the four-block stretch of downtown known as “Honky Tonk Highway,” it feels much smaller. Here restaurants, bars, music halls, western wear stores, and souvenir shops pack ground level storefronts, the upper floors and even rooftops.

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Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

Prep work for this Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl recipe can be done ahead. When you’re ready to serve, simply let the ingredients come to room temperature (takes about 30 minutes). The final step is plating. This recipe was adapted from the one on SkinnyTaste.

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