May Day ~ Mayday ~ M’aider: in a pickle

1May2012
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May Day. All is quiet this early morning but the vast aviary outside my kitchen door. In France, this first seasonal holiday, Labor Day, is the promise of Summer to be. Although it still smacks of worker’s right and labor issues,…

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frontdoor foraging in the garden-at-camont

23Apr2012
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“You could plant a stone at Camont and it would grow!” I think of Vetou saying this 20+ years ago as I first started gardening at Camont. First a swath of  English-ish border plants lined the pathway to the canal:…

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Poule-au-Pot…a chicken in every pot.

6Mar2010
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Merci Henri IV*. You started a culinary tradition that outlasts event he most political promises when you declared in the late 1500’s- Si Dieu me prête vie, je ferai qu’il n’y aura point de laboureur en mon royaume qui n’ait…

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Projet Cochon- the Butcher & the Kids

30Nov2009
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The white blackboard read: Project- “dans le cochon tout est bon” . And so it was. This week, twenty-four French lycée students between 16-20 years old and their professors M. Franck LAPIERRE and M. Jean Marc BOUILLY allowed three American…

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Camont’s New Beekeeper- Narcisse the Sweet

15Nov2009
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When shopping the Le Passage d’Agen market on a Wednesday, I whisper to students and guests that “This man sells the best honey in Gascony!”. I get little patronizing nods, the cameras click away; they love his trim mustaches, the…

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