|Tim, our winter cat|
|New counter top, back splash and hood.|
|For those that have been here, the was a table here|
and I had it taken out and replaced as a
peninsula. Love it..Keith has to replace the
top drawer, about an inch taller.
Wall sage green.
|Sink is new too, stainless|
Politics is gearing up here in France. Round one of the elections will be 23rd of April. The second round, if needed will be 7th of May. The top runner was Fillon (conservative), but a scandal has marred him in the last few weeks. It is alleged that he paid his wife for a job she did not do. The on the far far right, Marine LePen. She has been in the news lately too. She has two campaign workers who are being paid by the EU, with fake EU jobs? LePen is very conservative, wants to stop certain immigration, return to the Franc and get out of the EU. Then there is Hamon, who is on the socialist ticket. But Holland has damaged the party enough, not sure he has a chance. So what will happen? Stay tuned!
Had a few walks this month. However, it is between seasons, and not as much to photograph.
Here are a few of my photos.
|Dols waiting for us to join him|
|Photo of Curtil|
|The forest is managed and each year allotments for wood are|
sold to the villagers. They can cut down marked trees. The wood
must be transported out by a certain date, and site cleaned. Here
is someones wood ready to haul out.
|Winter vines. These are in the Haute Cote and are taller than|
the vines in Gevrey. Someone told me that this way the ground
gets more sun to reflect back and keep the vines warmer in the spring.
In Gevrey the stalk is very short.
|Spring! Euphorbia blooming|
|Even the mistletoe is flowering|
|Then we saw a carpet of flowers. SPRING|
|Nivéole de printemps (L. Leucojum vernum)|
|Nivéole de printemps|
|Nivéole de printemps|
|Pierce Neige ( snowdrop)|
|Fragon faux houx (Ruscus aculeatus)|
The flower is very small, about 1/4 inch wide. It blooms on the
underside of the leaf.
|Sunday's walk, straight ahead,just beyond the trees, is a huge drop!!|
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 c - 1/2 Good oil (some use vegetable oil such as sunflower, others olive oil. Depends on your taste)
- 1 Tablespoon vinegar
- pinch of salt
(for thick dressing)
- Put mustard in a small bowl
- Whip the oil into the mustard (with a fork), a little at a time. The mustard will plump up
- Add vinegar and salt and continue to whip until blended well
Always always taste. If bitter to taste, it could be the oil or the vinegar, small amount of honey will work. When I have a salad with fruit, I add enough honey for a slight sweet taste.