Castelnau des Fieumarcon
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... dour, disinterested tour guide! Nice chateau, but not world state ring! I managed to escape early back to the cookery school for a rest!
tonights dinner was completely of our making!two colour soup, ballotine of chicken with roasties made with foie gras fat, divine! The our lemon tart, which was out of this world, oh and cheese course in there somewhere. A fitting end to the week!
fell into bed after finishing packing.
Sorry blog fans, a bit late today as I didn't have time this morning to write blog up from yesterday!
just realised that the days are all over the place, but this entry is for Wednesday, ie yesterday!
Morning was ok for me, but there were some more bad heads around- the unlimited wine is too much temptation of some!
straight into the kitchen after breakfast to make pate sable, a type of sweet pastry, ready for our tarte aux citron ...
I have just lost the whole of today's blog for some reason, having spent an hour composing it! Not happy!
Summary only now, as nearly time for breakfast - sorry!
Made Pastry before leaving for market, pâté sucreé, really difficult to handle, sweet pastry, it was for later
Then off to market in Fleurance, ...
Monday morning dawned misty but warm. Slept reasonably well, apart from having to negotiate the open staircase to the toilet! They are treacherous! In the night I couldn't find the light switch, it is in a silly place, halfway up the wall, and a French style one (obvious I suppose, we are in deepest rural France!) so I decided the only safe way to negotiate the said stairs in the dark, no street lights here, and really needed a wee badly, no time to faff around looking for light switches, ...
... prune festival! Saw a sign for an Ibis hotel but of course 'complet' this doesn't look good but the receptionist told us of another & they had a room. The manager at the Hotel Provence was the nicest man, helped with the bikes to the garage & couldn't help us enough. We got everything washed & headed off to the centre, on the way found an Indian restaurant - couldn't get any better. Actually ...