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Interesting food and drink available in La France

OK, what are these? Most mysterious variety of veg on the seed display. Wonder if they will go well with this bottle of Blanquette given to us by our remaining neighbours, with flakes of gold leaf in it!? Advertisements

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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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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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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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It’s fer,ff,fer,fer, freezing

With the UK experiencing the coldest night of the winter so far, I thought I would share my latest slow-cooker recipe. We are big fans of the slow-cooker.We have Trev’s old late 1970’s glazed pottery version at the French house … Continue reading

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Christmas leftovers with a distinctly French twist

Not the prettiest looking plate ( I am no food stylist) but the second best dinner this festive season. The answer to the question “what do we make with all these left-overs? I can barely shut the fridge door?!”  is … Continue reading

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