Covid complications causing concerns

Martin and Nadine haven’t been to France since January, and Covid complications certainly are an issue and a constant worry. It seems sorting out a ferry crossing isn’t the only hurdle. Is it better to go or to cancel?

Requirements for driving in France – Breath Test Kits

On 1st July 2012, a law was introduced in France: all drivers had to carry a breath test kit in their car. Find out why and if or how that law was implemented. Read more about the driving requirements in France.

Kouign-amann vs Lardy cake

Kouign-amann is a beautiful, buttery, traditional Breton cake. During the current lockdown, unable to travel to Brittany, we have found an alternative: the British lardy cake. Read on.

Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

Is it possible or indeed practical to buy a LHD car in the UK, originally registered in Poland, and then import it to France? Are there guidelines to be followed?

Driving in France

In recent years, travelling across to the continent and driving in France has become increasingly easy for Brits, but there are laws and regulations to bear in mind while driving abroad.

Quails' eggs

Quails' eggs

When you live in the countryside in France, you always end up swapping excess fruit and veg or other things with your neighbours.

Last week, we got a dozen of fresh quails’ eggs (oeufs de caille).
Our neighbours just had new additions to the farm, a couple of quails.

A few days earlier, we had goose eggs. Not quite the same size!

I served the quails’ eggs with other nibbles with the aperitif: I simmered the eggs for 5 minutes, and they were perfect – that is what the guests said as I didn’t get a chance to taste them!
They disappeared too quickly!

No doubt, I will get more from my neighbours very soon.

So, if you have interesting recipes with quails’ eggs, please feel free to add them to this blog!

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