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FAB food
Mailhac, France
we just love food!!!
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some of our wares ready for the Christmas market tomorrow. We thought we were sorted after last weeks fair but have still spent all day bagging spices, filling goody bags, topping up sauces. Looking forward to tomorrow now, it's just... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at FAB Food
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Fed up of the camembert stinking in the fridge, a couple of Sundays ago we came up with this idea - Chipotle Camembert. We usually serve camembert warmed in the oven with a dash of white wine and garlic in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at FAB Food
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What's been keeping us so quiet? Well, we're proud and excited to announce the launch of our new business here in France www.chillisandspice.com We're working on the basis that there must be many more expats living not just in our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at FAB Food
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yes really! it took some time to find one, but hidden amongst the hills roughly halfway between Roquebrun and Autignac exists La Pimenteraie. We actually found this place a few years ago and took a trip there but were thwarted... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2013 at FAB Food
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If you were to ask me what food items I miss most from the UK, fresh coriander would be at the top of my list. For me, the list is quite short, perhaps a bag of minstrels now and then,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2013 at FAB Food
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Not made by me but a lovely gift from a friend. Very nice with cheese, must ask for the recipe, but then again if I make it myself he won't bring more! I do love home made gifts, which reminds... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at FAB Food
my recipe for chicken thigh curry Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2013 at FAB Food
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when the temperature is mid 30's, there's nothing better than refreshing gazpacho for lunch. here's my recipe. I think you are supposed to peel the cucumber and skin the tomatoes, but I don't bother, I just chuck everything in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2013 at FAB Food
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a rare event for us - a weekend off! We attended a meal in the village with friends on Sat night, it was held in the school playground, cost just 14 euros each and included a kir aperitif, salad, cassoulet,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2013 at FAB Food
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a gift from our neighbour, courgettes (or marrows?) from his allotment Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2013 at FAB Food
21 Amazing Things to Make with Nutella @FoodNetwork_UK 1. A Nutella, Bacon and Peanut Butter Sandwich I love Nutella. But a bacon, peanut butter and nutella sandwich, come on, REALLY ?????? Then again, bacon, pancakes and maple syrup is utterly... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 17, 2013 at FAB Food
Tonights dinner was eaten by candlelight during a thunderstorm listening to Portishead. How romantic. NOT!! We've done our time with candles when we had no electricity here Anyway we had a chicken to cook and after rummaging in the fridge... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at FAB Food
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It's been a while since I've baked, this morning I had a go at some little muffins. They have just a hint of cardamon, you wouldn't really know it was there. Grown up cupcakes! Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2013 at FAB Food
tonights dinner - pack of chicken thighs (for me the tastiest part of the bird) 1/4 cup tequila, 1/4 cup lime juice fresh garlic, cumin, oregano, chilli flakes, S & P all to taste marinate for a few hours, cook... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2013 at FAB Food
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I don’t know how and when our obsession with chipotle chillis started, but looking back it could have something to do with buying Thomasina Miers Mexican cookbook last winter. We bought a small pack on a visit to the UK... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2013 at FAB Food
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Last Friday we had our 2nd annual street party. With the usual French efficiency at organising events our road was closed, tables and chairs delivered and about 40 people gathered right in front of our house. Each household pays 5... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at FAB Food
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so beautiful, we are lucky to have these scenes all around us Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at FAB Food
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Our fete du Voisins was postponed this year, it's usually in June but due to a) bad weather and b) the entire street being dug up it was held last night instead. As last year, an excellent night was had by all. See our house in the background? Notice we've... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2013 at barn renovation
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is for HARD WORK it is also for a telly programme I saw a while ago called Half Finished Homes. It featured people who had started works and renovations and then for whatever reason couldn't progress. I wonder if they'll come to south France ??? Actually we're just in our... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at barn renovation
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This is one of the many lovely shops in Pezenas, if I knew the name of it I would tell you but it has no sign above the door! It sells things like olives, sun dried tomatoes, tapenades but without... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at FAB Food
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What an excellent housewarming gift. Some good friends brought this from England for us, it must have taken up a good chunk of their Ryanair luggage allowance. A selection of teas and some good dunkers too. Very thoughtful, I love... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at FAB Food
I've been waiting in for 2 days for a delivery, so bored I stitched a cushion cover by hand. It's wonky and pretty rubbish. Asked Iain to bring home some sand and cement so I can get on with some proper work Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at barn renovation
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Floorboards - We've been tripping over these for the past year (have you ever seen floorboards in 7m lengths?), but now they are all cut to size and treated, ready to be laid. These have come from the first floor and have been sorted into useable pieces and firewood. We've... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at barn renovation
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ooh this is going to be a painful one..... Electricity You know we lived here for almost 2 months without electricity, stupid? yes, but it just shows it can be done. At first it was an adventure, with romantic candle lit dinners (cooked on the gas BBQ), we would go... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at barn renovation
A BBC News article - Why are the French drinking less wine? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21929287 A couple of points - This article mentions field workers are more likely to have wine with their lunch, rather than office workers. When we've had lunch... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at FAB Food