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.

cucumberI am dreadful at updating from previous posts and for this I apologise.

Today I received a comment from Carrie asking me how the frozen cucumber experiment went.

I’m sorry to say that it wasn’t the greatest of successes!

We did, eventually, defrost the cucumbers, and I think we could have used them for soup.

However, I’m not mad on cucumber soup (tasteless) and I didn’t have the necessary ingredients for gazpacho so we gave them to the pigs. The pigs were very happy.

I’m sorry not to be more positive. I’ve noticed that a lot of people have come to my blog via a search of “how to freeze cucumbers”. In future I will make even more gazpacho soup – which freezes/defreezes beautifully – and leave it at that.

This year we have once again had a good crop of cucumbers but with a mixed quality of fruit.

I imagine that this is something to do with the drought during the spring – although we did water the veggie patch and the cucumbers are under plastic. We’ve got plenty for the time being but some have not developed in the centre at all. Happy pigs again.

If anyone has a good freezing cucumber recipe please let me know!

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