Category Archives: Food and wine

À la fin de l’année- the end of a tough year

So we walk into our closest large supermarket (UK) & this bottle of crémant de Limoux is on the shelf with all the other bubbles. A bottle of Premiere Bulles rosé, with that toffee coloured tint that so many Southern … Continue reading

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Christmas food

A little late, but Merry Christmas blog-buddies. Every year I tweak the family favourites a little. I may have perfected cranberry sauce– 9 oz fresh cranberries 3 fl oz orange juice 3 oz dark muscovado sugar cinnamon stick or half … Continue reading

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Living a double life. Or, me and room service (again)

So, a few weeks ago it was warm enough to sit outside in Limoux, in the autumn sushine sipping cold rosé  wine and  eating cod poached in  Blanquette and finished with crème fraîche. Followed by a  coffee/toffee ice cream in … Continue reading

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Some you win some you lose

It’s a miracle! The last row of insulation batts going under the kitchen floor butted up perfectly against our crazy walls. REE….sult. The last whole plank of wood under the window is tough to get in as no room on … Continue reading

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Use it or lose it – Best restaurant between Perpignan and Lapradelle-Puilarens

You may recall that we visited Restaurant l’Egrappoir last year on our run down from the Aude valleys to the Mediterranean coast where the apartment is located . We met the new owner, Muriel, who hails from the Alsace, and … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – On mange!

A little lunch in Carcassonne at Brasserie Le Longchamp on Place Carnot. Recommended. I noticed that there were a couple of mediocre reviews on Tripadvisor criticising the decor. This is France for God’ sake! Actually they have recently redecorated in … Continue reading

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Cafe culture in lovely Limoux

Now, regular readers know that we like our cafe culture and the opportunities for people and place watching that it affords. You have to love a place with a climate that allows you to indulge in this hobby outside for … Continue reading

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