Archive | 2012

A Birthday Lunch

My dad’s birthday falls soon after Christmas so I am often out of gift ideas. Okay, it’s not until February.  But boys are hard to shop for! Since I enjoy cooking, I will often make a gift out of food. Last year, I invited my parents over to our house for a birthday lunch. I […]

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A light Barcelona lunch

When I am eating alone at home, I have a tendency to create some offbeat meals.  One of my favorites is a big baked potato and broccoli.  That’s it. Thomas (and most people) wouldn’t see this as a complete meal, so I save it for my times alone. Today for lunch, while Thomas was out […]

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Growing my own mushrooms

This past weekend I went to the Metro Cooking and Entertainment show in DC.  It was a day filled with battling crowds in Washington Convention Center for a tiny sampling of olive oil or cheese. It was an interesting day and I left with a few goodies, but I was hoping that the should would […]

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Date Night: Bourbon Steak Lounge

Steak Tartare. Raw beef finely chopped and mixed with capers, onion, Dijon, parsley and other delicious elements. While family and friends often find it weird–and even disgusting (in theory at least, they haven’t tried it)–I managed to get my fiance, Thomas, in to it as well.  It wasn’t very hard; if you can get a […]

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Welcome to À Point

So what is à point and why did I decide to name my blog after it?  To explain, I have to tell a brief story. In high school I saw the French movie Amèlie for the first time and instantly fell in love; not only with the movie but with the French culture as well.  […]

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