Saturday, 19 April 2014

I sure used to be and I know someone who still is!



Honfleur - taken by Carole of Carole's Chatter

When visiting Honfleur in Normandy it is compulsory to take a picture across the little harbour in the middle of town.  I promise you – absolutely everyone does.  The pic up top is my own effort.
As you can see it is unbelievably picturesque – almost hurt your eyes beautiful.
It is worth visiting Normandy just to experience this.  But we also managed to get ourselves lost in the little old town and ended up driving down the weeniest streets (in a much too big rental car) and finding ourselves seemingly hopelessly enmeshed in a one way street system.  A little stressful but one way to see the old town I suppose.
According to Google Maps, Honfleur is a 2 hour drive west of Paris.  The town is full of restaurants – we chose one not right on the waterfront – trying to go for one frequented by locals and therefore less pricey.  One of the challenges for me in French restaurants is managing to avoid eating the bread (which is yummy) while waiting for you meal.  Kills the appetite.  I am not sure why bread before meals is so popular.
Au revoir!

Friday, 18 April 2014

It's Good Friday... so be good!

Food on Friday – Celery, fennel & mint

 This Food on Friday hopefully will result in some new ideas for using this toothsome threesome of ingredients – celery, fennel & mint.  I don't really use them much so it will be much needed inspiration.
Your dish only needs to have one of these ingredients in it.  To add your dish, just pop the name of the dish and your name into the first Mr Linky box and then paste the url for your post about it into the second one.
I'll be pinning the dishes to this Pinboard.