Archives for: November 2006

2006/11/30

Permalink 12:33:50, Categories: Life in France  

Creamy Potato, Broccoli, Sausage Soup Recipe at Epicurious.com

I made this last night, and it was delicious. Used 3 kinds of fresh saussage (including a little merguez) from the traiteur instead of kielbasa. Left out or substituted some of the things we don't have in our diminished kitchen here (sour cream, horseradish, anchovy paste, fresh herbs).

Paired it with some country bread, and a 2003 Syrah (vin de pays des Côtes de Thongue). The merguez and strong broccoli taste were well up to such a "big" wine.

Heating up the left-overs for lunch now...

2006/11/22

Permalink 08:02:34, Categories: Life in France  

Foie Gras on TV

I just saw a TV commercial for foie gras during the morning new magazine show. Can't decide if that's more evidence of how seriously the French take food, or just something completely over the top...

2006/11/13

Permalink 20:27:05, Categories: Cycling, Life in France, Sights  

Super Sunday Rides

While Vancouver has been under the big storm, we have been having lovely to okay weather. As a consequence we have had two Sundays rides in a row each just under 100 km.

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2006/11/11

Permalink 21:47:54, Categories: Life in France  

Mussels for Dinner

Mussels for Dinner

The mussels on the market are terrific at the moment. This meal was a recollection, and a redemption...

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2006/11/01

Permalink 19:15:16, Categories: Life in France  

La Toussant

Saint-Renan Cemetery
The first of November in France is the day people attend to graves.

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