Monthly Archives: February 2012

Touches of spring colour

Our Sunday market is a pretty good barometer (thermometer? speedometer?) of activity in the village, and things have started to brighten up a bit. In the darkest days of January and February, especially when it’s rainy, the number of stalls … Continue reading

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Food fit for a birthday

We weren’t actually supposed to be here. Yesterday (Friday) was my birthday, and so we had made reservations to spend the night at Le Vieux Logis in Trémolat, an hour or so west of Daglan, eat at its Michelin-starred restaurant … Continue reading

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Radio Free Daglan, the easy way

It’s always a bit surprising when I hear something like this from a friendly reader: “Sorry that I haven’t looked at your blog for some time, but today I caught up with it — spent the morning reading all the … Continue reading

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Quail? One each will do

My wife Jan has typically been more pro-quail than I have. She has often ordered quail in restaurants, while I have tended not to. She has been the one to suggest that we could buy quail to roast at home, … Continue reading

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Dealing with anticipation

I remember learning somewhere — high school? university? a book? a matchbook cover? — that “stress” is a normal and important part of life. We have a problem with stress only when we let it become “distress.” Here in the … Continue reading

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Going deeper into duck fat territory

Here in Duck Country, better known as the Greater Daglan Area, we are always looking for more ways to get the most from our favourite bird. So I was pleased when I saw on a cooking show recently what looked … Continue reading

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A taste of spring

This will be a brief, but positive, posting. It now looks like we are firmly headed into spring, after an unusual period of cold weather and even some snow and ice (“Curse you, Siberian Cold Front!”). Today was bright and … Continue reading

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