Thursday, October 30, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The sun has set over our time, for the time being, in Poudenas and I'm feeling a wee bit guilty about leaving you in the lurch!
What have you been up to?
We've entered Phase Five - no Six - of our trip to France.
It's hard to believe that soon it will be 2 weeks since our little group of "Twelve Days" disbanded.
What's happened since?
Rich and I had a couple of days to ramble around the small villages that lead out of (or into) Condom on the Chemin de Santiago, in preparation for where we are now.
Plan de Lot et Garonne (a map of sorts)
Then our sons, Erick and Jaryd arrived...what a long journey from their homes in Colorado and California.
We enjoyed cooking as a family and one night full of stars for the lovely entourage of Marie-Claude, Christian, Sandrine, Jean-Claude and Jean-Antoine.
Then, beaucoup Le Market in Condom and Auch.
Armagnac tasting at Gelas in Vic-Fezensac.
And then Kayla - Erick's girlfriend arrived - another long journey behind her. Welcomed in the only proper way, a Reblochon Pizza from La Galerie. She shared a beautiful bottle of 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company!
Wear 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit!
Nerac's amazing market..
Here are some litle moments from last week.
I bid you a lovely Vendredi, Friday!
Friday, October 10, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Hello and bonjour!
It’s still early in the (day..) summer, June 23, but tomorrow is June 24 and St Jean’s Feast Day; and the day for bonfires, collecting green walnuts, and crushing them to make a sweet wine that is a tradition in G
We have a grand old tree near us in Carrboro, that we've been watching grow and picking from since 1997. Listen while collecting the nuts, and you may feel a slight shift, as days are getting shorter, but not as short and cool as they will be come September! And there's a few spaces left for C'est si Bon!'s Trip to Gascony, we'd love to have you join us!
Happy Anniversary! June 24th also just happens to be my 36th anniversary with Rich, my dear husband.
I will try to photograph the process of making the green walnut wine, on instagram. Please feel free to follow me at MadameLevain.