Monthly Archives: April 2011

Kate and the Prince in Daglan

Okay, we’re not having a street party. And to the best of my knowledge, the French government hasn’t declared Friday, April 29, as a holiday. But there’s still some excitement here about the royal wedding — and my wife Jan … Continue reading

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Here comes Lobbie, Lobster Tail…

Ah, the joys of new traditions. Such as lobster for Easter. Such as eating lunch on the patio of Le Petit Paris, in the centre of Daglan. Such as enjoying the most wonderful springtime ever (at least in my lifetime). … Continue reading

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The fail-safe bunny

Now that it’s Easter time, you’re no doubt thinking about Easter bunnies, decorated eggs, and enjoying a grand Sunday dinner or lunch. And no doubt you’re wondering: what’s a great recipe for rabbit? I have the answer. Despite writing about … Continue reading

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Fresh — from the freezer

You may think that life here is all about fancy meals at restaurants. Well, it’s true that we did have a lovely lunch on Wednesday at La Petite Tonnelle in Beynac, with Florida friends Emily and Frank. (For a full … Continue reading

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A village, a view, a meal

La Roque-Gageac is rightly described as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Says one travel guide: “In a stunning position on the north bank of the Dordogne River, and backed by a steep hill/cliffs, with little to suggest … Continue reading

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A new-found favourite

Get set, Mesdames et Messieurs, for an Official Radio Free Daglan Recommendation: Today’s prize goes to Aux Trois Saveurs, a newly opened informal restaurant and pizzeria near Vézac, just across the Dordogne River from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle. It’s a great setting. About … Continue reading

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The judgement of the children — Part II

Let us return to the field behind the salle des fêtes in Daglan, France, on Tuesday, March 8. As you discovered in yesterday’s post “The judgement of the children — Part I,” something mysterious was taking place involving lots of … Continue reading

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