The Grape Harvest

The Grape Harvest

the podcast by Sarah Heath | The Grape Harvest http://thehexagon.space/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Grapeharvest.mp3   A very seasonal topic at the moment in the area where I live is the grape harvest, or les vendanges as it’s more sexily called in French. Although I...
An Apéro-Pique Nique

An Apéro-Pique Nique

On one of the few beautiful days we have had this spring (the UK has been tropical in comparison), we were lucky enough to have been invited to an apéro-pique nique at one of the local vineyards. It was a Bank Holiday Monday (Pentecost Monday), the vineyard was about...
The Veggie Patch (May)

The Veggie Patch (May)

Any self-respecting French country-dweller grows their own fruit and veg – it’s a matter of green-fingered pride. Actually, the fruit really takes care of itself – we are lucky enough to have so many different kind of plum trees, we could set up our own...
Responchous

Responchous

Some of our oldest friends came out from London to visit us this past weekend. Being fearless foodies, they are always interested in trying new and strange produce from far-flung – or less-far-flung lands. This time, they themselves semi-discovered a new delicacy to...
La Galette des Rois

La Galette des Rois

La Galette des Rois is another unavoidable food tradition in France! Just when you’ve resigned yourself to eating lettuce leaves for the whole month of January after the excesses of Christmas, French bakers unashamedly put your resistance to the test by making...
Two Veggies at a Butcher’s

Two Veggies at a Butcher’s

Having never been to the Provence Cote d’Azur area of France, we were very excited when my sister-in-law and her family invited us to stay with them in a beautiful villa they had rented for their holidays. The villa was just outside a little village called La Garde...

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