A nearly-summer day

A nearly-summer day

I’ve been busy preparing the house and garden for the summer. The house is easy, get in a man who can do everything and, abracadabra, you have new bathrooms! The gite is ready to rent out over the summer and the kitchen smells like duck and fresh bread for the summer...
Repas de Chasse

Repas de Chasse

I’m in recovery mode today from the Gargantuan meal with the hunters of Montesquiou in the Gers. The village is only a few kilometers away from me and I was invited by Louisa of @littleblackpig, as they hunt on her land and she therefore gets invited to the yearly...
Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung!

Life is busy here in Southwest France, preparing for our spring and summer Journées au Marché. There has been a lot of gardening going on, thanks to our Workaway guest, Elliott, and the kitchen is being readied to welcome our students. Spring has sprung and we are off...

Olive bread inspired by Dan Lepard

I made bread in my new/old kitchen for the first time today, and I could feel the spirits of generations of innkeepers and cooks looking over my shoulder. The house is the old village inn and though its origins are lost in the mists of time, the central bearing wall...
vivreinfrance comes to British Columbia, Canada!

vivreinfrance comes to British Columbia, Canada!

We are happy to announce that we are putting on a couple of half-day workshops in B.C., Canada in a couple of weeks and we hope you might be able to come along. The basic details are on the attached flyer and there are still a few places left, so don’t hesitate to...
Vivreinfrance Autumn workshops!

Vivreinfrance Autumn workshops!

We’re happy to announce the autumn cooking and French workshops at the Chateau de Mazelières. Click on the link below to get the information. We hope you can come and join us for amazing food, magical villages, chateaux and much, much more! Vivreinfrance Autumn...