Cheese Tart and Champagne

From Calais we head south: first stop, Cambrai. A truly northern French town. Pockmarks of shrapnel still scar the walls of those buildings that survived the onslaught of two World Wars. Yet Cambrai has a feeling of solidity and permanence, its name forever enshrined...
My First Blog

My First Blog

First Blog – phew! And so many directions in which to go. I could come over all sort of philosophical or maybe be a bit ‘preachey’? I could try to guess what you, my small audience, might want to read about and write something upon those lines or I could just...
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Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived...
Champagne

Champagne

WEALTH WARNING AND DISCLAIMER: Some serious wines are named in this piece. We are not rich, but we do spend quite a lot of time in the champagne region and visit lots of champagne growers, particularly the smaller but highly prestigious ones. Even buying direct from...
Champagne

Andijviestamppot

Andijviestamppot Curly endive (otherwise known as frisée) is used in the Netherlands to make a traditional winter dish called andijviestamppot. The contrast between the slight bitterness edge of the leaves and the creamy richness of the potatoes works well. Many...