Gran Mere’s Ragoût de Porc & Salade de Thon

My love sent me these pics to show me what I was missing.  Gran mere has done it again.  Created a lovely luncheon for her grandchildren, and I being half-way around the world am missing out on the delicious affair.  And so, feeling left out the least I could do is share what is on the…

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The Old Highway Legend: La Mort D’Imbert

As the legend goes, Mademoiselle Laure happened to be the village’s most beautiful woman .  Long, jet-black hair, and entrancing eyes.  Nearly every man who visited the Rooster’s Inn, young enough or widowed enough, had fallen in love with the daughter of the hotelier, the alluring Laure.  One of those men, Imbert whom already quite…

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A Drive to Marseille: The Ancient Plantane Trees

Made a trip to Marseille, and on the way before driving in to Aix-en-Provence there is a stretch of road lined with these trees, large, stoic and leafless due to Winter, stark and hauntingly beautiful, the Plantane tree is an important piece of French culture and history.  Cultivated by ancient Roman soliders, this variety of…

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