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... making the pastry case for the lemon tart for later. The pate sable was much easier to work with than sucreé the other day, or I was more adept! Then whilst they were baked blind, we made a two coloured paper soup - impressive results you must admit! Then the sausage meat type stuffing for the chicken for later, lots of herb chopping and onions etc.
then the filling for the lemon tart, then the mushroom sauce for tonight's ...
... here for dinner, just had 30 mins to move rooms, away from the scary staircase!
dinner was back at Bernard's restaurant, raspberry aperitif, selection of pates, sorbet, the cassoulet we had made on Monday, then cheeses then crepes suzettes which we had to flambé ourselves! Don't worry Delyth. No fire alarms went off!
managed to get to bed quite early, and really lovely not having to negotiate the stairs for a pee!
end of Wednesday!
... in a basic place
Back then to fillet a plaice, (yuck!), make the tarte aux pommes, work of art if I say it myself, then help plate up dinner, mussels, plaice, cheese , tarte aux pommes.
Very late going to bed, well after 11 pm!,lots of hangovers tomorrow I suspect! Me, I'm being careful, got the blinking stairs to ...
... us off( deliberate choice of wording!) with cheeses, 3 types, apple tart made with puff pastry and slow roasted apples, and the most delicious chocolate mousse I have EVER eaten! I was so full be then, I could only manage 1 dessert spoon, I did try to smuggle the rest out in my handbag, but thought better of it, too messy!
Each course accompanied by different wines- yummy!
So we all fell into bed, (our own not the same one!!) totally knackered and stuffed!
Hope you enjoy the ...
... Peters back wheel, panniers off for repair, bad place as theres some kind of weird swarm of tiny white flies all over us. Onward again and saw a weird crop on the opposite bank then saw racks of it drying, it was tobacco, didn't know they grew it here, it's now 5 and pretty tired but made it to Agen. As we came off the canal there were people everywhere and roads blocked off, we soon found out it was the once ...