Photo and Quote: France

I took this photo in the village of Sarlat-La-Canedat in the region of Dordogne in France.

Incredible region that I was visiting to expand my knowledge for the Foie Gras, the walnut oil, and the Prehistorical caves.

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Rue Cler

On Saturday night, we had decided to take Lara out to a nice restaurant. I never have her by myself. She truly is the middle child. I wanted to take her somewhere nice however I had a tiny budget. I decided to take her to Rue Cler. I knew that she would take the moules frites. ( 12 dollars). We order a side of half dozen beignets, and Lara and I ordered the moules frites. Great fun, fancy place, small price and she felt so special!

Mission accomplished. One more time it shows that quality time, experience is more important than anything else!





Diner: Moules Frites

Had a wonderful day today with the kids. Stopped by to buy some mussels and was going to make Moules Frites for diner. Love when I have all the kids together under one roof. A simple pleasure…yet one that I am grateful for all the time!

We had a fabulous time! Felt like home.

Traditional Christmas Eve Diner

Last night, I had my traditional Christmas Eve diner.

Everybody was there by 6.30pm. Guys are used to the tradition, and came prepare with their knives, appron, gloves and even outfit to open the oysters. This year they were cold out there! A typical Ty’punch from Martinique was serve to them to warm them up!

Women were in the kitchen to prepare the traditional tartines with Rillettes de Maqueraux  for the aperitif that was homemade by my parents.

We then had our oysters with a Muscadet Sur Lie, then the Fois Gras  with a Sauternes.

The Confit and the Magret de Canard was delicious, and served with Mushrooms in a mustard and creme sauce, a Gratin Dauphinois, Baby bok choy with ginger and garlic.

The Buches de Noel from La Maison Sucree.were to die for as usual.

It was an evening of laugh, joy, family and friends getting together, kids were enjoying their times. It was another memorable evening.

Goat Cheese, La Borie D’imbert

La Borie D’imbert is a local farm where they raise goats and porc in a natural parc. In that farm they make incredible goat cheese, fresh, old, aged. They also make charcuteries there.

We went around 5pm when they take the goat to milk them. The kids so enjoyed that!

We enjoyed testing all the differents cheese.

Of course we bought some, that we enjoyed with great bread, salted Breton butter and a Bordeaux wine to die for.