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Introducing the new cat…Gamera!

Gamera the Tortie Cat

So, this blog has always been occasionally, cat-like, but we’ve recently had a five month break from the pitter-patter of little feline feet after Chelsea and Spencer left us.

Last Sunday, we were out looking for a new TV and I dragged jwa into first a Petco and then the Petsmart to meet a couple of Cat Adoption Team kitties I had been stalking on online. We met Brina, Sophie, and Phillip — all were very sweet. But, then we met Pinterest and it was all over!

Pinterest has now been renamed . . . → Read More: Introducing the new cat…Gamera!

Happy Easter! Make S'meeps


I saw this last week on Serious Eats. Brilliant!

It’s pretty self-explanatory.

pic Yeah, I made high-end s’meeps with the fancy-pants chocolate…so what?

Get graham crackers, chocolate & marshmallow peeps. Assemble.


Toast. I did mine for 4 minutes in the toaster oven.


Remove from oven.


Put top layer (un-toasted) of graham cracker on. Smoosh down.




Grumpy-cat is not amused by s’meeps.

Completely unrelated, I played around with some possible new house colors . . . → Read More: Happy Easter! Make S'meeps

Happy Holidays!


Je Mange la Ville is going on a break until the 26th or 27th of December. I hope everyone has a great few days. My first post next week will probably be of our Christmas dinner: Roasted Cornish Game Hens, Creamed Spinach and Roasted Root Vegetables. Mmm!

Finally! And it's Beautiful! And Happy Halloween!


Yesterday, we had our marmoleum kitchen floor installed and we love it. It’s completely worth not having a refrigerator in the kitchen for the next 36 hours while it continues doing whatever it’s doing before we seal it Wednesday night. We do have a fridge in the garage though, so that is helpful. I’m just not doing much cooking for the next couple of days. Again, though, completely worth it!


The Details I seriously thought this would never happen. We started by going to Marion’s Carpets, which stocks marmoleum and in the . . . → Read More: Finally! And it's Beautiful! And Happy Halloween!

Saturday Night Fun: Assembling Furniture


We recently decided to get a TV armoir to hide the television when not in use and to make the living room look a little nicer. Not wanting to spend thousands of dollars, we opted to buy something we would assemble ourselves. We did and it was pretty much hitchless. Sure, the first item assembled — a drawer — got taken apart twice (!) to fix misreading the directions (twice), but after that, it came together nicely.


And so it begins. Everthing is unpacked and laid out on the floor. Huh. That’s . . . → Read More: Saturday Night Fun: Assembling Furniture