Category Archives: Food and wine

Tuck stop

On the way to Argeles and we won’t make any of the P.O eateries for lunch before two o’clock, so we have stopped at the excellent and underrated Auberge du Chalet on the D117 out of Quillan toward Lapradelle-Puilarens. Cool … Continue reading

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Piilu et mon potager

We have our first peapod. Yes I know, it’s only 2cm long. This is a big deal for us though. I have never attempted to grow vegetables on a roof terrace, small pots out front or window ledges before, having … Continue reading

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Apéritif Samedi Soir

We hosted last night. I am ridiculously apprehensive about putting on a full dinner party for our French neighbours but a cosy candlelit  apero is fine. Note the Very Good French Dog who did NOT check out the eats even … Continue reading

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Super veg- some as big as yer ‘ead

Checking out vegetables at the supermarket. These cabbages are even bigger than the one I bought from the market a while back. Trev was reluctant to pose any closer, but trust me, they were as big as ‘is ‘ead. Apologies … Continue reading

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Gluten free Tiramisu – and why you should unpack all your kitchen & dining stuff before you try to play hostess with the mostest

Here is a new Handy Hint for Restoration and Renobuddies who are planning to offer “Restauration” Chez Vous.  Check if you’ve got enough serving dishes, serving spoons, glasses and appropriate cutlery unpacked before your lunch or dinner guests arrive. (Note … Continue reading

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Friday night out at the Café de Fa

Highly recommended if you are in the Aude. Last Friday night every month at the cafe de fa Very good fish and chips and chocolate moelleux plus Anne de Joyeuse house wine. Music by the Zap Jazz Trio; who last … Continue reading

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An evening in Argeles-sur-Mer

After a late changeover between a French guest and some friends of friends here, we decided to park by the town hall and walk across the bridge into Argeles village for dinner. The Eglise Notre Dame del Prat (our lady … Continue reading

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