La Feuille du Bois
Mars et avril
chaque Message du comité
jour Dear Friends, variety of activities that are of interest to
you that fall within our budget range
suffit sa It is with great anticipation that we invite (which right now solely depends on your
contribution). So far we are offering
you to join the Alliance Française.
peine. conversation every month, family
Founded in Paris in 1883, the Alliance activities, and a monthly newsletter, la
Française works to promote French Feuille du Bois. We also have the
language and culture. This organization possibility to have our own website
thrives not only in Paris but since its through the Federation of Alliances
founding has expanded around the Françaises USA.
world. Presently, over 1,135
associations may be found in 138 So far we have had a several successful
countries. The Alliance Française is the activities: in January, the AF offered the
largest cultural network in the world. Galette des Rois, a delicious treat.
There were about 40 attending. In
The Boise Alliance Française is a February we had Soirée crêpes at one
French club open to all who have of the members’ home with 30
interest in anything French; may it be attending. For the conversation at the
food, music, literature, language, culture Café de Paris, we had 14 people,
and people. talking in French! We are planning fun
activities for this summer. Keep you
Since I became president of AF in eyes open for our e-mails or letters.
January, many simple and ambitious
ideas for the Francophile community Let's Dream Together and Make it
have come to mind. I have asked myself Happen! As we grow and as everyone
“where, oh, where will I find the time and participates, we could have:
money to accomplish all of this!” Well I
am a musketeer fan and anything in that • special events (Francophone
time period. Yes, so much so that I took guest speakers and
fencing lessons in Switzerland! So the performers)
adage “Un Pour Tous, Tous pour Un!” • French Library
has popped into my mind over and over. • our own building/room
The success of AF depends on each of • French book club
us, may the contribution be small or • French speaking summer camp
large, monetary or other. We can all for children of all ages
We’re on the Web!
contribute in different ways. We would • organized trips
See us at: love and need to hear from you. Let us • and much more
Under construction know what you would like to see happen
with l’Alliance Française and how you I look forward to meeting each one of
want to contribute to it. (Please read the you.
“cotisation” section and fill out the
information sheet..) We would like to Avec mes salutations sincères,
offer the Treasure Valley community a
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Activités, rencontre et conversation
Conversation : Activité et rencontre
Café de Paris Samedi 12 avril, 2 PM.
Capital Blvd., Boise.
First Wednesday of each month. Lunch at the restaurant LA VIE EN
De 17h30 à 19h00. ROSE, plan on buying your own lunch
Living Water Bookstore Samedi 10 mai, 2 PM.
& Coffee House
138 S. Midland Blvd., Nampa Games at the JULIA DAVIS PARK.
Third Wednesday of each month. Meeting place at the play ground,
De 14h30 à 18h0. behind the Discovering Center and next
to the Lagoon.
Bring your own snack
Want to advertise in La
Feuille du Bois. In case of bad weather it will be
Contacter Andrew Horning :
Contacter Laura Fuhriman: email@example.com Contacter Kim Carter-Cram :
(208) 855-9696 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraisers pour l’Alliance Française
Garage Sale in Mai Tombola
Starting in April we will have monthly
Please bring your donations (anything in
raffles during our activity. We will
good condition) to Nadine's home
Scentsy, appreciate any small prizes you have,
before Mai 15th. We will need help also
which will be "sold" during our raffles.
for the days of the garage sale
Bougies "Scentationnelles" The money will go into l'Alliance
(to be announced). The money will go
Française treasury for future activities.
The "Hottest New Thing in into l'Alliance Française treasury for
Candles...." future activities.
Dozens of styles Questions? Contacter anyone from the
Over 80 fragrances Questions? Contacter Nadine Taylor: comité.
No burning flames! email@example.com / 887-1615
Contact me for samples. Mention
this add for a discount
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Parlez-vous français ?
Gallicisms in the English Language local, loge, macabre, mannequin,
by Jon Winokur marionnette, massage, matinée,
Many French words have penetrated mayonnaise, mémoire,façade, facile,
English so thoroughly, and have fiancé, figurine, filet mignon, finesse,
become so indispensable to English format, fondue, fort, forte, fuselage,
speakers, they hardly seem foreign: galant, gigolo, grille, grippe, impasse,
amateur, ambiance, argot, avalanche, insouciance, liqueur, local, loge,
banal, barrage, bastion, bayonet, macabre, mannequin, marionnette,
bizarre, blasé, boulevard, bouquet, massage, matinée, mayonnaise,
brochure, brunette, brusque, buffet, mémoire, meringue, migraine,
bureau, burlesque, butte, café, cajole, minuscule, mirage, morale, morgue,
camouflage, caprice, carafe, carrousel, motif, mousse, musicale, mystique,
cassette, chalet, chandelier, chaperon, naïveté, négligé, parfait, pâte, pavillon,
charade, chauffeur, chef, chevron, chic, penchant, personnel, petite, physique,
cinéma, cliché, clientèle, clique, pirouette, plaque, plateau, praline,
cologne, concierge, crèche, critique, prestige, promenade, protégé, purée,
croquet, débris, début, débutante, questionnaire, rappel, rapport, régime,
décor, deluxe, dépôt, détour, renaissance, répertoire, reportage,
discothèque, divorcée, dossier, douche, reprise, restaurant, résumé, rêverie,
élite, émigré, encore, entourage, ricochet, riposte, rococo, rôle, rôtisserie,
entrepreneur, expertise, expose, rouge, roulette, sachet, savant, séance,
façade, facile, fiancé, figurine, filet silhouette, souffle, souvenir, suède,
mignon, finesse, format, fondue, fort, suave, suite, surveillance, timbre,
forte, fuselage, galant, gigolo, grille, tourniquet, trait, tutu, valet, venue,
grippe, impasse, insouciance, liqueur, vogue, et cetera.
Les petites annonces
Apartment situated in the heart of
Main features (3 rooms, 60 m 2)
- large living/dining room
- large master room
- second bedroom with sofa bed
Want to put une petite annonce in
- kitchen with dishwasher, clothes dryer La Feuille du Bois.
- bathroom with shower, with laundry
machine Contacter Laura Fuhriman:
- all linen included firstname.lastname@example.org
- telephone, TV
Weekly tariff : 980 euros
please contact : André Pithois
00 33 (0) 1 64 93 96 26
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Le coin cuisine
Blanquette d’Agneau shaking the pan gently, until all the
Lamb Blanquette liquid evaporates and the onions are
Serves 4 glazed and yellowed, about 5 minutes.
Milk-fed lamb or kid is most often In another small saucepan, combine the
prepared in a blanquette, which is a mushrooms, the remaining ½
traditional Easter dish. Accompany tablespoon butter, half of the lemon
with new potatoes or pilaf. juice, a pinch of salt and about 5
tablespoons water . Bring to boil, cover
1 Lamb shoulder with bone, cut into and boil for less tan 1 minute. Remove
8 equal pieces, about 3lb (1, 5 kg) from the heat and set aside.
2 carrots peeled Remove the saucepan containing the
1 yellow onion stuck with 2 whole meat from the heat. Discard the carrots,
cloves the onion stuck with clovers and the
*Large bouquet garni bouquet garni. Add the glazed onions to
Salt the meat. Drain the mushrooms’
1/2lb (250 gr) pickling onions cooking liquid into a bowl and add the
1 tablespoon unsalted butter mushrooms to the meat. Add the
Pinch of sugar remaining lemon juice and add the egg
5 oz (150 gr) fresh button yolk to the mushrooms’ liquid. Grind
mushrooms over some pepper and using a wooden
Want to submit Juice of 1 lemon spoon stir the mixture into the sauce
« une recette ». 4 egg yolks pan. Return to low heat, stirring gently
Freshly ground pepper and continuously until the sauce coats
Fuhriman : Whole nutmeg the spoon, about 10 minutes. It must not
boil. To serve, transfer the lamb and
email@example.com / In a large saucepan arrange the pieces sauce to a warmer serving dish.
(208) 453-2726 of meat, carrots, yellow onion and
bouquets garni so that they may be *A bouquet garni is a neatly tied bundle
immersed in a minimum of liquid, do not of herbs which, without disintegrating
crowd. Pour in water to cover, add salt into the dish, imparts all of its flavors
to taste and bring slowly to a boil. Skim and is, at the same time, easily removed
off any froth and scum. Adjust the heat after cooking. The usual elements are
to maintain a light simmer, cover with thyme sprigs, bay leaf, parsley stems or
the lid ajar slightly and cook for 1 ½ preferable, parsley rood, and celery.
hours. Winter savory or dried orange peel is
Meanwhile, put the pickling onions in a often included. For a large bouquet, a
small saucepan of a size to contain four-to-five-inch (10-12 cm) section of
them in a single layer. Add half of the leek green can be taken apart and
butter, the sugar, a pinch of salt and reformed to enclose the package,
enough water almost to cover them. sheath like, before it is tied up, winding
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, the string several times around and tying
cover and simmer for about 8 minutes. tightly.
Remove the lid, raise the heat and cook,
Le coin cinéma
We will let you know when movie
theaters are showing a
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Le saviez-vous ?
Did you know that Boise was named by Want to submit a « Le saviez-vous ? »
French-Canadian explorers under article.
Captain Boneville. When they first to the Contacter Laura Fuhriman :
valley in 1833, and saw the variety of
trees lined the river they said : « Les firstname.lastname@example.org / (208) 453-2726
bois, regardez, les bois. » Boisé is
actually the word for wooded.
Why become a member and
where does the money go ?
Benefits : The money goes to :
• promotion of the language and • support fun activities
culture of French-speaking • printing & mailing of la Feuille du
• support the francophile • $225 fees to the AF Headquarters
community • plastic ware supplies
• improve your French Skills • food and beverage
• a safe place to network • any administration costs
• create new friendship among • any rentals (meeting place, etc)
people with same interests, • food/beverages paid by AF for its
• expose children to French members.
• support to those who immigrate
to the USA Thank you for your support
• serve the community
• place for your petites annonces
• place to advertize your business
• provide fun activities The Alliance Francaise is a non-profit
• learn more about the French organization.
• reduced prices
• some food and drink provided
How to become a member ?
It’s pledge time, to become or continue Please write a check to The Boise
to be a member of l’Alliance Française. French Alliance to our treasurer Janine
. Lytle and mail it to 532 W. Edwards
$10/year single Ave, Nampa, ID 83686. Please, include
$20/year family the form « quelque questions ».
We will accepte payment until May
Présidente ♣ Nadine Taylor Conversation ♣ Andrew Horning
(208) 887-1615 (208) 855-9696
Trésorière ♣ Janine Lytle Communication ♣ Kim Carter
(208) 466-0867 (208) 284-4386
Secrétaire ♣ Laura Fuhriman
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How many (adult/children) are going to be members ? :
-What are your expectations de l'Alliance Française ?:
-Would you like to host an event at your home for 2008, which month?
-Would you like to organize an event?
-Would you like to present a French Topic, (culture, food, country, art, etc) which one?
-Would you like to help with the website?
-Would you like to contribute a recipe, article, etc. to the Feuille du Bois?
-Would you like to be the newsletter editor?
-Would you like to volunteer your help to the Alliance Française?
Invite your friends to join AF.