Joyeuses Pâques and Food glorious food……

Lundi Pasque repas - Laramiere

Lundi Paques repas – Laramiere (Easter Monday food at the Vide Grenier)

The Vide Grenier (car boot sale) season is just beginning in France now…..quite often there will be food served at Vide Greniers, this one on Easter Monday consisted of a starter of tomatoes and potatoes and cold meats, Confit de Canard, sauté potatoes, bread, a profiterole and wine, all served up on the latest airline trays which seem to be de rigeur…

An old school poster - our purchase of the day

An old school poster – our purchase of the day

Bon petite

 

 

Open shelves in the French kitchen

Open shelves in French kitchen

Open shelves in French kitchen

It really does make it easier to find things when you have open shelves in the kitchen. We’ve just updated our kitchen (we couldn’t live with the mustard sink anymore). It’s coming up to Easter and the lilac trees are in full bloom – the sunny weather has brought out all the different shades of mauve from pale lilac to deep mauve in the hedgerows, potagers and fields – it’s a gorgeous scent and you can almost drink it in……ummmmmm

The best easter egg

Asparagus with a soft boiled egg

Asparagus with a soft boiled egg

There is nothing quite so fresh and green tasting as asparagus pulled straight from the earth and eaten immediately. Our French neighbour whose Potager we are sharing suggested a few ways to cook the asparagus, with vinagrette, with a cheese sauce or simply with a soft boiled egg – it was absolutely delicious! What a lovely breakfast.

Fresh asparagus, butter and a soft boiled egg for breakfast

Fresh asparagus, butter and a soft boiled egg for breakfast

Covering a chair with French linen sheets

Chair covered in French linen sheets

Chair covered in French linen sheets

Bonjour mes amies! So sorry for the very long delay in posting anything……..here we go, a new project that I’ve been working on. I bought this comfortable old armchair at a car boot sale here (a vide greener) and covered it with a lovely old linen sheet, I’m quite pleased with my effort. Don’t look too closely though or you’ll see all the mistakes!