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

May 1, 2012

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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frontdoor foraging in the garden-at-camont

April 23, 2012

“You could plant a stone at Camont and it would grow!” I think of Vetou saying this 20+ years ago as I first started gardening at Camont. First a swath of  English-ish border plants lined the pathway to the canal: poppies, roses, lavender… Next, Jhon Corbin- artist/matelot/friend, created a wine bottle border sculpture- Camont Woman-that […]

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Cook, Shoot & Eat Gascony…in London & Paris!

April 28, 2011

Si tu ne viens pas à La Gascogne, La Gascogne ira à toi! / “If you don’t come to Gascony, Gascony will come to you!” Paraphrased from one of my all time favorite swashbuckling  movies- Le Bossu, it does indeed serve as our cry to arms to bring a bit of Gascon country magic to two […]

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