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Dainty but delicious dishes

For the second week in a row, our Sunday lunch was the 26-euro take-out special from the excellent restaurant Le Grand Bleu. On Friday I had telephoned the chef, Maxime Lebrun, to place our order, and yesterday Jan drove to … Continue reading

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A fence and a fire

You may remember that in “Putting our sheep to work” (April 15), I described a request from our Mayor for volunteers to gather on April 22 to help build a fence on a hill next to Daglan’s cemetery. The goal … Continue reading

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Fine dining: taste treats, and a sad tale

This posting includes two tales: A description of today’s tasty take-out lunch from Le Grand Bleu, our favourite restaurant in Sarlat, and the sad story of a catastrophe at O Moulin, the wonderful restaurant in Carsac that I’ve raved about … Continue reading

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Stepping through a vaccination centre

Literally millions of people around the world have now received one or even two vaccinations to protect them against Covid 19. But I’ve just had my first injection, and so I’m going to describe my experience, step-by-step, in case you’re … Continue reading

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Putting our sheep to work

Éco-pâturage, as I’m sure you know, refers to the practice of employing grazing animals for mowing, which of course saves time and resources, reduces the hard work of maintenance, and respects biodiversity. Okay, I didn’t know what it meant either. … Continue reading

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Buds into blooms — hurrah!

My regular springtime reporting on our glycine vines continues. Just two and half weeks ago, on March 22, I posted “A nice early start (for our wisteria)” and showed off the flowers that were just developing on the vine that … Continue reading

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Our odd Easter lunch

Jan and I did have some doubts about ordering the take-away menu from Daglan’s Le Petit Paris for our Easter lunch. The main elements — foie gras, slow-cooked lamb, and a Caribbean-sort of dessert — all seemed fine. But there … Continue reading

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A late-March delight

“Guess what!” exclaimed Jan, when she returned home this morning after a trip to the weekly Daglan market. “The gariguettes have arrived!” Temporarily, I was stunned — who were the Gariguettes? Were they a family I should remember? (Forgetting things … Continue reading

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A nice early start (for our wisteria)

Pretty much each spring I provide a report on our two glycine — that would be wisteria vines, in English — to indicate not only how the vines themselves are growing, but to give you a snapshot of our weather. … Continue reading

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The view from the vaccination pit

When was the last time you worried about polio? A long time ago, or never? That would make sense, because the disease has been essentially wiped out through an intense vaccination program. Today it’s estimated that polio has been 99.9% … Continue reading

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