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Hello again. I’m happy to see you here.
I imagine you are getting ready for the holiday season. The time has ‘fallen back’, the temperatures are getting a little cooler, and our innate need to cozy up and hibernate are kicking in.
Here in Paris, the temperatures have fallen quite a bit. I have already had more fires in the fireplace than I did the entire season last year. No complaints… I love being on the sofa, working (or pretending to work) with my feet being warmed by a roaring fire. All that’s missing is hot cocoa. We will have that for you next month (stay tuned), but for now I will just settle for a nice glass of red wine.


Our recent travels took us to several French cities including Annecy, Dijon, and Lyon. You’ll find plenty of information about those on the site now. I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to live in Europe, and France, and be able to experience these amazing cities and different cultures. As much as I love Paris, I was completely blown away by Lyon. If you are planning travel to France, I highly recommend that you put it at the top of your list.


Although Thanksgiving isn’t really a thing here, I have continued to celebrate it with my friends, American and French. The meal has varied over the past couple of years… partly because all of the traditional things that we use in the US are not readily available here and partly because, let’s face it, the traditional Thanksgiving meal is a giant hassle. This year I think I am going to make an ooey, gooey, fat lasagna. If there’s going to be a feast, I think I would rather feast on that.
If you, on the other hand, are having a traditional Thanksgiving meal, be sure to check out our Thanksgiving Roundup for a few decor ideas and our ALL NEW Thanksgiving Pot Pie.


You can officially stop rubbing your head over new weeknight dinner ideas. This month, we have new recipes for you, including Easy Lamb Kefta and Garlic Butter Herb Chicken. I hope you like them as much as I do.

in the meantime...

Brace yourself… #cookieweek is back! Throughout the month of November we will be preparing new cookie recipes to share with you at the beginning of December for your holiday baking efforts. Get your apron ready. If you are a subscriber, you will be receiving a free PDF with our favorite cookie recipes all gathered in one place. If you are not a subscriber, stay tuned during cookie week to learn how to get your copy.
I wish you all a joyous and peaceful Thanksgiving. Enjoy your families and friends. I hope you will find the content here useful for your holiday cooking and projects. If you have comments or questions, please feel free to contact me at
Nest wishes,
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Sam Henderson
Editor in chief, Today’s Nest

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