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poff to lunch at Bernard's again! We're wise now, and don't fill up on sop at beginning! Appetisers, soup, warm duck salad, pork with prunes, apple tart and creme brûlée! Gorgeous, well worth the wait!
We would all have liked a siesta! But we were booked onto the 3.30 tour of the chateau. So off we marched, limped and slogged! It wasn't a goo tour, principally as it was in French with a few english words scattered ...
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, ...
... bought puff pastry as apparently no one makes it any more, even professional kitchens buy it in, not sure Mary Berry would agree with that! The aim is to get a high domed pastry concoction which keeps its height after cooking - mine was brilliant, so much so he gave it away to the next door neighbours!? Blinking cheek!
Then we made the topping for pizza gersoise, a local speciality, duck pizza! Plus sun dried tomatoes, peppers, onions etc. we had to practice tossing the onions in ...
Had a cruisey day today at the Evans'. Went for a couple of swims in the neighbours pool. Highlight of the day for mine was a delicious 3 course Italian lunch cooked for us by Paul. Late arvo we want for a drive to check out a nearby cable ski lake but unfortunately they were doing maintenance so didn't get a chance to have a ...