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Spring Market inspiration. Open your eyes!

May 6, 2012 Camont

Why go to the market? I mean the local farmer’s market, of course. Fresh, simple, direct- a bargain. Inspiring, colorful, nurturing- satisfaction. Diverse, diverting, fun- amused. All those words pop into my head when I think of the many very good markets I can throw a Gascon stone at from Camont. But versatility is reason I stay […]

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May Day ~ Mayday ~ M’aider: in a pickle

May 1, 2012 Camont

May Day. All is quiet this early morning but the vast aviary outside my kitchen door. In France, this first seasonal holiday, Labor Day, is the promise of Summer to be. Although it still smacks of worker’s right and labor issues, waving red flags or lily of the valley, it is just a very quiet day […]

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Inspiration rolls into town- Les Fromages de Marie

April 2, 2012 cheese

Where does it begin? “It” being the Frenchness of  the good food made here in Gascony. “It” being the idea for recipe. “It’ is an homage to a certain way of life. My life. For me, it begins and ends 100% with a list of names that sketch across the Gascon landscape like 18th Century signatures. Jehanne […]

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Market Report- Spring in Southwest France

March 23, 2012 all recipes

Fresh green tops, dirt clinging to the roots, heavy crunch of pure RADISH. I love this time of year at the markets. Our first local produce, much grown under poly tunnels, is filling the tables of my neighbor farmers in a rainbow of good food. Artichauts. Peppers. Peas. Fava beans. Spring onions… So what’s cooking […]

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Sweet Peas- Old & New

May 16, 2011 kate's blog

  NEWS! The main market in Agen has moved!  Moved to make way for a new Cine-plex to be built at the Place du Pin. ? Now, the weekly Sunday market has shifted over the road to the edge of the little parc on Rue Jules Ferry. Like when the big supermarkets shift products around […]

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Charcutepalooza kids in a candy store…

February 17, 2011 charcuterie

My local hardware store in Agen, Fance with all the fixing to slice, grind, crock, jar and can through Charcutepalooza.

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