Domaine du Prieure
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... the basic mixture is lovely, and chocolate and Earl Grey Tea - once again, I would have preferred it plain. Once that was in the freezing machine we could relax and go over to make spring rolls - much less stressful - just follow my leader. Team 2 had already prepared the veg and meat - shredded duck. Great fun and not difficult - could easliy make those at home - I think I would make even smaller ones for starters. Wouldnt bother with the chilli dipping sauce, ...
Finally got WIFI today - so very behind with blog!
Starter and main course for our team today
chicken liver and foie gras parfait was absolutely gorgeous
off to farm to watch butter, cheese making this pm - men wimped out of tasting most things
Back for dinner prep - could NOT get the parfait shaped using 2 spoons - mine looked like a dog ****!
Wont be making those again! will def make the parfait though
... the horses over morning coffees on our bedrooms balcony, going for bike rides to the nearby village to buy fresh bread, doing some much needed pre-train trip laundry and swimming in our indoor pool (yes...our own indoor pool!)
Many thanks to Benoit for the tastes of local specialties and wine, and also for the rides to and from the train station.
Playing hunter-gatherer and a little pyrotechnics,
Robyn and ...
... scooter shop in Rennes so that is where I was basically headed. I took a very roundabout way of getting there but arrived mid afternoon and (thank goodness) they had the part I needed. I dislike big cities and this one was no different so I got out quick smart and headed into the countryside to find a campsite. I followed a sign that indicated a "place of interest" and the nice lady in the bar there directed me to another ...
Although trying to get a late beer in Chateaubriant had seemed difficult there were plenty of revellers whose shouting woke us up regularly during the night until 0530 hrs when the day shift took over, and were promptly replaced at 0700 hrs by the Church Bells opposite. Undaunted and fuelled by PMU Bar coffee and pastries we pushed south towards the Loire and the now, obligatory, photo of us crossinng the river at the bridge ...