One of the nice things about living where we are in rural France is the area teams with wildlife. We had some bed and breakfast guests stay this weekend who were blown away by the fact that just in the short drive down our access road they say owls, bats, rabbits and deer. I really . . . → Read More: I don’t want to be boaring, but ……
Julie asked me to make some Chorizo’s the Spanish spiced sausage and as my beloved she must be obeyed. Complying with her request did present some problems. The first problem is learning the correct pronunciation so that I don’t look like a total idiot, apparently the correct pronunciation is (ch-rz, -s) I hope that’s clear.
The . . . → Read More: Their Smokey
A lovely fat saucisson drying nicely
Although I have not posted much for a while I have not been inactive on the cooking front. It’s the season for making Saucisson, something which I blogged about in an earlier post that can be found here.
This year I got hold of some beef middle sausage . . . → Read More: Getting fatter
I have not posted for a while, a combination of too much work and inertia but sitting by the fire on a bitterly cold winters day (it’s minus 10 C outside) I’ve run out of excuses. I have been planning posts for ages and this post goes back to a culinary sojourn back in the . . . → Read More: Bringing matters to a head
Back at the start of the year I started to make some Jambon Sec the post for that can be found here. I was planning on leaving the ham to hang for 6 months but with the recent warm weather and a ham feeling very firm to the touch I decided it was time for . . . → Read More: Tasting Jambon Sec
Hi everyone I’m back after a computing nightmare that affirms the ancient law of 3′s. Three broken computers, 3 weeks to sort it out and 3 times more work than I really wanted! Poor me. I’ll pause at this point so that you can get a violin.
so what have my . . . → Read More: Pâté de Pâques
Making bacon, sounds like the slogan from a dodgy 70’s tee-shirt, but on this occasion it is not a reference to my infantile sense of humour but about my first attempt to make proper bacon.
I love living in France and part of my love is the food but there are a couple of things . . . → Read More: Making Bacon
In my last post I blogged about Christmas dinner and the Amuse Guele. In this post I am going to write about a frugal gourmet approach to the remainder of the Christmas dinner savoury courses.
Premier Plat – Prawn Cocktail
I like prawn cocktail and after hitting my guests with crispy pigs ears it seemed . . . → Read More: Enough of the sideshow
Christmas day dawns and an unmissable opportunity for a culinary show off such as myself. Currently at Chez Nous we have my partners family staying for Christmas 4 adults and 4 lovely kids subjected to the full Frugal Gourmet experience
This is a blog about Christmas dinner, but I have decided not to blog . . . → Read More: A Silk Purse for Christmas
Orange France has been performing to type over Christmas by losing the broadband connection! A pain if you want to blog, a disaster if you are under 18 with an Xbox live game that you want to play.
So I am writing this post in word ready for posting later, who knows when.
A short . . . → Read More: The only Orange I trust is the one in my Saucisson Sec