Category Archives: Food

Visiting Vancouver

We might be seasoned travelers but perhaps that makes us too relaxed at times, and the night before flying to Canada, attempting to check-in on-line, we discovered that we needed visas! Oops. Oh well, easily fixed. What would we do … Continue reading

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Completing the loop

Last year, we drove from our house in central France, up to Belgium and across to Germany before embarking on our “big day” travelling homeward-bound across 3 countries (I just love that about Europe!) to complete our 3000km “loop.” We left Stadtkyll, … Continue reading

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Visiting the land of beer, waffles and chocolate

When in Belgium it’s only right and proper to drink beer, eat waffles and indulge in some chocolate, don’t you think? On our one day in the city of Brussels we did just that. First things first though – stopping … Continue reading

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Ever been to Evreux?

Sometimes plans just slot together perfectly, as if they were meant to be. We had already booked our side-trip from France to Berlin when Tony was presented with the opportunity to visit a chocolate factory in Northern France (via a … Continue reading

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Makes my mouth water

There is a very good reason why we can’t be in France at the moment: Tony is doing a patisserie course here in Melbourne. A little late in life perhaps, but better late than never! Take a look at a … Continue reading

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Simply wonderful

Limoges is an easy 45 minute drive from our house in Argenton-sur-Creuse, France. (Unfortunately there is no direct train route, and would necessitate travelling in the opposite direction to Chateauroux to make the connection, making it impractical for a day trip.) We will always remember Limoges for … Continue reading

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Back to front fruit

Considering that my blog purportedly appears most often in searches for “mangasteen” (a fruit I mentioned in passing on a post on Thailand) I thought I would describe another fruit which we “discovered” recently – this time in Spain – which initially reminded me of managsteens (or more correctly known as … Continue reading

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Baking Biscuits Bretons

What better way to use up 3 lonely egg yolks calling out to me from the fridge on a cold and miserable Melbourne afternoon than to do a little baking…. So – also wanting to use up some President “La … Continue reading

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A pretty city

From Peñíscola, Spain, we drove 140 km down the Orange Blossom Coast past mountains and (not surprisingly) orange groves to Valencia… which I didn’t realise was the 3rd largest city in Spain. Funnily enough, there was a distinct lack of oranges in this pretty … Continue reading

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Sun, sand and even more stairs

After zigzagging our way from central France down to Spain, we continued our holiday routine of finding plenty of stairs to climb and added in a good dose of long walks along pretty (though sometimes gritty) Peñíscola beach to work up healthy appetites for delicious Spanish fare… … Continue reading

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