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Fricassee Of chicken & figs with camargue red rice pilaf
Camargue red rice pilaf
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 sticks celery, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup Camargue red rice (available from good supermarkets)
1 teaspoon salt
1@3/4 cups chicken stock or water
70g slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup flat-leafed parsley, coarsely chopped
In a medium saucepan ...
... to abandon a drive down the infamous Lourmarin road to see the Roman sunburst bridge. We have passed it twelve times in the last fortnight and this time we were going to photograph it. I'll pinch someone else's photo.
We spent the afternoon packing for an early start tomorrow morning. We plan on being fully packed by 6.00 pm so that we can go out for dinner tonight.
... wine. Lol. Weather is stunning here and looking forward to hiring a car and setting forth. Legs ache a bit. Scenery from the train was varied - sometimes flat and featureless and sometimes rocky. Mount Ventoux was very obvious and is one of our destinations with the car. You may remember the latter Mt if you are fans of the Tour de France. Dinner was at a restaurant a short walk away. Le Petite Verdot (Verdot is a grape variety), recommended by one of the hotel staff, turned out ...
After our whirlwind tour of the Provençal countryside yesterday, today began and ended on a more mundane note. Dee had much more get-up-and-go than did the tour director, who had a strong urge to stay home and take a nap. However, after making a grocery run around 11:00, Dee convinced me to accompany her in the search for a nail salon she'd noticed on one of our walks. I was also motivated by the prospect of stopping ...
... the hike. We wanted to see three calanques which would take us 4 hours to go and come back. We left at 1 pm and had to be back by 6:30 pm for the last bus back to Aix. The first calanque was big and very beautiful but had quite a few boats anchored within it. Would have been nice if the authorities had preserved the environment and not allowed boats in that area. We continued onto the next calanque which was much smaller in comparison and had a beach. By now we were ...