Omelette géant de Pascale à Ares

One of the reasons I  love living in France are the quaint traditions that are upheld every year. Every Easter in Ares, as in most other towns in France, a giant omelette  is cooked in public and then shared between  everyone.  Unfortunately,  this year’s omelette Pascale, on Easter Sunday, was cancelled as the municipal marquee …

The Wisteria trail.

I love Wisteria, or glycine in French, but you really  have to make the most of it when it’s  flowering as it only lasts for a couple of weeks. So today  we went in search of these violet beauties, wandering around the lanes of Ares. Gorgeous. Elegant. Shady. Contemporary . Trying trying. Spring. My favourite.

Ares

The view we had last Sunday evening as we walked the coastal path from the jetty at Ares to the oyster port, beautiful.

My Greek favourites.

Greek pasta and lamb shanks accompanied  with Milos greens, actually, I had to use Swiss chard instead, pretty  much  the  same  family. I could eat this everyday, given the chance, in fact that’s what we’ve being doing since Saturday, Steve finished it off yesterday lunchtime for his lunch. I always steam the greens then add…

Pasties

Hi everyone. This post is for all those homesick cornish folk,  who dream of a proper Cornish Pasty, but are just too far away from the homeland to indulge. The only thing to do is to make sure that your Yorkshire wife has had pasty making lessons, preferably from a real Cornish granny or mum…

Love eating, you’ll love Lisbon.

We headed south, with Easyjet ,to spend a couple of days in Lisbon, at the end of January. It’s a city, thats been renovated little by little, and has some wonderful areas to visit . I… Source: Love eating, you’ll love Lisbon.

Love eating, you’ll love Lisbon.

  We headed south, with Easyjet ,to spend a couple of days in Lisbon, at the end of January. It’s a city, thats been renovated little by little, and has some wonderful areas to visit . It’s a really spread out city, with lots of steep hills, but there are excellent trams and buses. We…

Adirondack part 2.

This post is a follow on to Adirondack Aperitif. We decided to  paint the chairs, to add a bit of colour to the terrace, before it’s  time to get the flowers in. I’ve still  got one to do, probably  do it in the pinky colour to match the  geraniums . Anyway,  ready for this  evenings…

Bao or baozi

Daisy  is not going to be happy with me, as I’m sure that’s not how you spell Baozi  at all, sorry Daisy. Anyway, Saturdays dinner was a lovely  Chinese  meal, made by Daisy. Our family loves Baozi ( Chinese dumplings ), they can be stuffed  with  pork ,chicken or prawns and Chinese  herbs and spices, …

Happy Campers

Well, as usual we couldn’t resist, another tent for the collection and we love it. Tried it out in a friend’s garden yesterday, pretty easy to put up and it’s enormous for 2 people. We wanted big this time, as the north of Spain can be quite rainy ( think Ireland ), so we could…

New tent or not?

Ok we’ve  probably  got at least 5 tents in the shed, but when I  heard Decathlon have put out their  new season  tents, temptation  was  to  much to resist. So I’m  on board the 601, to meet  Steve from work  and off to play in the tents. 4G ( not sure it’s  the same  name …