A prehistoric species of deer. This particular specimen is a big bigger than the one I hit with the car.
Welcome to a rather early weekly ramble:
Keep reading the Biscuit Bunch for more exciting shopping adventures from France.
Monday, 30 June 2008
Thursday, 26 June 2008
Well, I love cherries and I have fond memories of eating nearly an entire bucket full one Christmas while on a family holiday in Lowburn in the South Island of New Zealand. This is the "old" Lowburn, right by the river before it got flooded to become part of the Clyde Dam. The cherries were hand picked by me from the farm next to the camp ground we were staying at.
Anyway since then whenever I see them I can't help but treat myself. So a couple of weeks ago at the market I was so pleased to bag half a kilo for 2 euro. 4 euro a kilo, that is sooo... cheap, they are about 19NZ$ a kilo from memory. I thought briefly about making the clafoutis, but couldn't bring myself to cook them as it seems such a waste to me. So today whilst getting our bread from the boulangerie in Villefranche there on the counter was Cerise clafoutis on sale for 80c a piece. Easy, so now I have tried it, and yes it was nice but I am pleased I ate my cherries "au naturel".
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
|A quick update on this weeks school menu. Yesterday was their sports day hence the picnic lunch. |
Menu: Semaine du 23 au 27 Juin
|Tomate + concombre |
Raviolis au boeuf
|Céleri-rave mayonnaise |
Rôti de porc
Champignons de paris
|Salade vert + surimi |
Omelette pomme de terre
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Monday, 23 June 2008
It was hot today - I don't think we moved more than 12 metres from the pool after we got back from the vide-grenier. It was a lot of hard work; applying suntan lotion and helping kids to get water-born (and air-born).
By the end of the day we needed a few beers to restore fluid levels and guard against dehydration.
Saturday, 21 June 2008
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
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Welcome to the Tuesday Ramble:
Sunday, 15 June 2008
|We were back in the bush today looking for mushrooms. It's Fathers day tomorrow so I had to ensure there is a good excuse for a special breakfast treat. It was sparse pickings at first but on the way back up the hill we hit the jackpot so to speak. We left some good spots (discretely) marked and raced home for lunch and a swim. At least we now have the opportunity to drop some of the catch off to Petra to repay and thank her efforts on the last hunting expedition.|
Saturday, 14 June 2008
Friday, 13 June 2008
Alex arrived on Thursday at the Bergerac "International" Airport: a funny little regional airport where get this - English is the main language (hard to believe I know).
The kids were really excited to receive another visitor and Alex did not disappoint them. We had a Confit de Carnard for dinner and stayed up late catching up on news and old times.
Friday was our big tourist day and we looped through Domme, checked out the village of Le Roque-Gageac with its medieval fort built high in the side of a cliff and headed to Beynac castle for lunch and a tour.
Friday night we reserved the Le Gaulois Auberge for dinner (we had the whole place to ourselves) and then headed into St. Cernin to check out the fête which had just started. We sent him packing on Saturday!!