Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bountiful France

Living in a beautiful, friendly village of southwest France has taught me much about love and generosity. On a regular basis, my lovely neighbors bring me fruits and vegetables grown in their potages and leave them on my doorstep.

Stopping for a glass of rose at the bar across the street, a farmer walked in and handed me a kilo of Shitake mushrooms he grew in a cave. He wanted me to have them and even told me how to prepare them. Simply slice and saute in olive oil with a bit of garlic and top with chopped parsley. They were delicious.

Another day, I received eggplant, zuccini, tomatoes and green beans.

Share the pictures with me.

A Bientot!!!!!


As I have started this new business of an online French Brocante ( flea market) called French Vintage, I thought I would share some of my purchases with you.
Along with my partner, we should have our web site going in about a month. I will let you know when you can see it all.
In the meantime, hope you like these things.
A la prochaine.........

Friday, July 15, 2011

Quatorze Julliet

Bastille Day in France is like the fourth of July in the United States. It is a happy celebration always accompanied with fireworks.
This year we went to Brantome, a village about 20 minutes away and watched the spectacular display. First we had dinner at the pizza restaurant in a cave, always fabulous, and then we stood overlooking the river and waited for the fireworks to begin.
A lovely evening.
A Bientot!!!!!