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The Lady of the Lake

Here’s a salutary tale for those so smitten by their lady-loves that they commit very silly acts!

In the village of Puivert, a few kilometres from where I live, is a castle perched high on the mountainside overlooking a small man-made lake. 459 more words

The French Connection

Aromatic Bases Around the World

What is an aromatic base? While your mind may not be familiar with the term, chances are your nose and mouth are. Aromatic bases are the fragrant aromas coming from the kitchen and the deep, rich flavors you taste in cuisines across the world. 813 more words


Un gâteau par jour #6

There isn’t much need for cake when a cappuccino looks like this:


SPIRITUAL JOURNEY – DAY 6: Montségur, Mirepoix and much more

To ascend the steep castle hill of Montségur is a sublime experience! You approach the foot of the mountain at a sea level of approx. 1 050 m, where you find the memorial stone which commemorates the 220 Cathars who held on to their faith and had to burn at the stake for it. 268 more words

Mary Magdalene

Sweet Potato Chili - A Nutritional + Flavor Powerhouse.

Sweet potatoes are nutritional powerhouses.
Chili is a Fall / Winter powerhouse.
Here, the two are combined for a powerhouse of flavor.

First, make your tomato jam. 375 more words

Soffritto, battuto, mirepoix . . . whatever you call it. . . it is the base !

Some people call it “soffritto” ( which means fried in shallow grease), some people call it “battuto” which litterally means beaten, in Canada I’ve heard it called Mirepoix ( which is not really correct . 342 more words


Mirepoix market

We are having a wonderful Indian summer here near Carcassonne…….but today (Monday) the weather is cloudy for a change……we made the decision to hit Mirepoix market……what a lovely medieval town, so full of character and hippies!     31 more words