Friday, 13 September 2013

Chez French Foodie


After our little break in Paris we visited my parents in their little cottage at the border of the Limousin and Auvergne regions. The main village is 3 km from where my parents live, it looks very French, a bit like in the movie Chocolat.


We spent a week being pampered by my parents, drinking wine at every meal except breakfast, and practising the art of overindulging at its best.



Waking up to fresh bread and croissants my dad bought in the bakery while I was still sleeping.


Soaking up the sun in the garden while having the sweetest of breakfasts.


Eating food brought from the market by my mam at lunch time.

 
Picking blackberries for Maman French Foodie to make jam.


Having aperitif in the garden before dinner.


Eating lots of barbecued meat.


We also had to burn off all those calories by walking or running in the amazing countryside.


We did a bit of sightseeing too but I keep this for some future posts. We spent a week in heaven I have to say!


Have you been to France this summer? Where abouts?


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  1. What a beautiful part of the world you are from Ketty! We holidayed in France this year, we started in Biarritz and then rented a farmhouse about an hour away for a week. We didn't have great weather but the scenery was just beautiful, we had long drives in the Pyrenees and visited Lourdes along with lots of other beautiful towns and villages. I really miss having access to a lovely boulangerie now that I am home. Does Mr FFID speak French? I did French to Leaving Cert but never had much interest in it, I really wish I paid more attention now and have been thinking of doing an evening class.

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    1. Thanks Adrienne. I'm actually from the Loire valley but I spent all my summers in this little village. My parents moved there last year when they retired, I love it! Sounds like you had an amazing holiday in France! Don't tell anyone but Mr. FFID doesn't speak French, I'm a very bad teacher ;)

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  2. Lovely post and photos as usual! I'm from the south of France (Languedoc-Rousillon) so I went there for two weeks in August with my husband,we stayed in my parents' house (where I grew up). It's always nice to go back there for holidays, spend some relaxing time with friends and family and soak up some sun!!

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    1. Thanks Chloe! It's great to spend some quality time with your loved ones in France and of course in the South you get plenty of sun, lucky you! :)

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  3. GORGEOUS post :) Yes, I was in France this summer - Paris and Languedoc. I have posts and posts of things to write about still but what I love most about summers in France is exactly what you are writing about here - just "being" there :)

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    1. Merci Mardi! I really enjoyed following your Parisian food adventures this summer and can't wait to read your future posts :)

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  4. Ah, those pictures bring me back memories of my childhood! I must say, the croissant in the morning is a treat and even more just fresh from the bakery, I love it! Makes me want to go back!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm back in Dublin and miss my fresh croissants in the morning. Porridge isn't as exciting ;)

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  5. Oh..so beautiful! I's say it was so difficult coming back to Dublin. Your parent's house is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you very much Odette. It's always a bit difficult to come back alright but it's nice to be back in Dublin :)

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  6. Nothing beats a stay in French country side. I spent ten days in my mum's house in Lorraine, we had lots of bread and croissants (of course) and ran in the woods like crazy. You know what I really like in France? Les volets. I love the feeling of opening my volets at the start of the day.

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    1. Lovely! I ate too many croissants and came back a bit heavier. It's funny that you're missing the window shutters, I actually thought it was too dark in the bedroom in the morning. What I miss is the boulangerie ;)

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  7. Beautiful photos, it looks like you had a wonderful trip.

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    1. Thank you. I had a lovely time indeed, a bit too short but I enjoyed every minute :)

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  8. Fantastic photography and looks like a beautiful place to visit/live!

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    1. Thanks a lot. It's a beautiful place indeed :)

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  9. Beautiful pictures, what camera do you have? What are your top Dublin restaurants?

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I used my Nikon D50 and my Iphone. It's a tough question, I always try new places and they're all so different! It depends on my mood and the occasion ;)

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