Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sumptuous summer soup sipping

I ended my May 29th posting, “Sure signs of summer,” by noting that my wife Jan had bought a few kilos of tomatoes at the Cénac market and was about to make a cold soup for that night’s dinner. In … Continue reading

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Sure signs of summer

It truly feels as if summer has arrived. With a vengeance. Suddenly, everything that has been soaked by rain is starting to dry out. The level of the Céou River is dropping. Afternoon temperatures are now regularly in the 30s … Continue reading

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VTT comes to the GDA

Can you say VTT? Presuming that your first language is English, you’re probably sounding out the letters as “vee tee tee,” and you don’t have any idea what they could stand for. If your first language is French, you would … Continue reading

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Big Muddy

Here at Radio Free Daglan, members of our Geographical Naming Unit have been reviewing the status of the Céou River, the tributary of the Dordogne River that runs along the outskirts of our village. After the heavy rainfalls of recent … Continue reading

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The old switcheroo (drinks division)

You’d like to make an Aperol Spritz, that refreshing apéritif I’ve discussed in Radio Free Daglan previously, but you suddenly realize you may not have all the ingredients at hand. What can you possibly do? As a public service, this … Continue reading

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A pretty perfect meal

Tomorrow is our 24th wedding anniversary (thank you, thank you very much), and so my wife Jan and I decided that we should have a really nice Sunday lunch for a change. (Cue laugh track.) Okay, we nearly always have … Continue reading

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The old switcheroo

Have you ever noticed that people take plants too seriously? They seem to feel that once a plant is planted, it should keep growing where it is, however poorly it may be growing or not growing. (Other possible reasons are … Continue reading

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