Made in France

I recently watched a horrifying documentary on the clothes and fashion industry (The True Cost, Netflix) which should be obligatory watching for us all. Like many people in this part of France in terms of what we eat, I try to be very careful about buying locally grown, seasonal produce mainly from . . . → Read More: Made in France

Summer in the foothills of France

Summer in the foothills – I am not sure there is anywhere better at this time of year.

Sunshine, blue skies, cooling breezes, mountain walks, picnics by the river or mountain lakes, cycling to favourite cafés, markets teeming with local produce, restaurant terraces full to bursting and a holiday atmosphere everywhere.

In . . . → Read More: Summer in the foothills of France

Christmas in the foothills

Christmas in Saint Lizier

Christmas tends to represent a very definite deadline in the property market; sellers want to know that they have sold and can move on in the New Year and buyers want to have completed and preferably be in their new home for Christmas. By mid December, property hunters have . . . → Read More: Christmas in the foothills

‘The origin of species’ and local markets (horse-meat optional)

Pick ‘n’ mix – cepes, the king of the mushroom

 

The whole horse-meat farce has highlighted once again a subject close to my heart – the importance of buying and eating locally sourced, fresh and seasonal produce. In many countries we have become far too far removed from the source of our . . . → Read More: ‘The origin of species’ and local markets (horse-meat optional)