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Lunches galore, with an anniversary celebration

We’ve just finished a fairly whirlwind three-day visit with my sister Karen and her husband Mark, culminating in a wonderful lunch at Carsac’s O Moulin restaurant, where Jan and I celebrated their anniversary as well as our own. Both anniversaries … Continue reading

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A sunny start for Daglan’s new café/bar

This morning the sky is grey and full of rain, but yesterday was beautifully sunny and warm. And it turned out to be a perfect day for the “inauguration” of Fabrice Lemonnier’s new café/bar, L’Annexe. I introduced you to L’Annexe … Continue reading

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At last — an afternoon place with promise

For far too long, Daglan has had no café or bar — a place where bicycle riders and other tourists, not to mention villagers, could order a drink without having to buy food. We have two restaurants, but they are … Continue reading

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The right vine does the right thing

This is the time of year in the Greater Daglan Area when I can count on at least two things: incredibly variable weather (today happens to be sunny, but just wait) and the chance to write about the vines at … Continue reading

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A (very) fresh take on slipperies

Slipperies. That’s what our Toronto friends tend to call oysters (for obvious reasons), and slipperies are something they order fairly regularly. Since Jan and I are fans of oysters as well, we also order fresh slipperies (served on the half … Continue reading

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A nice surprise at Daglan’s La Cantine

Jan and I were planning to have lunch last Saturday with our friend Joanne, but we were a bit stumped when it came to choosing the right spot. Joanne and I had been to O Moulin (on Thursday), and Jan … Continue reading

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Touches of spring, glimpses of fine dining

One of the surest signs of spring’s arrival is the sudden profusion of tulips — my favourite flower. They have been showing up all over, not just in nurseries and florist shops but also as cut flowers in supermarkets. Recently … Continue reading

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Ah! Comfort food from Thailand, once more

Spring brings many joyous changes — from flowers popping out of the ground. to more flowers lighting up shrubs and trees, to a welcome rise in temperatures. (Today we hit the magic mark of 20 degrees Celsius, with lots of … Continue reading

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Daglan does it again!

It’s been a busy, and fruitful, time for our little village lately. On Sunday, we had what seemed like a highly successful spring festival (about which, more later). And then yesterday as I drove back into Daglan from an appointment … Continue reading

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The blooming begins!

The sun is shining brightly and the sky is a clear blue as I write this on a late Sunday afternoon. Yes, spring is in the air. Around here, among the first spring blooms we see are on trees and … Continue reading

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