September 15, 2010

Things Making Me Smile This Week

Cochon de Lait Farci

The window of la Boucherie in Olonzac

The discovery of a cheese-themed restaurant in Tours. L'Affiné is most definitely on the top of my list for our trip to the Loire Valley in October.

Fig Walnut Pesto with Honey.  Yes, please!

Two old friends and their family have embarked on a new adventure and their rental home comes complete with a pink kitchen and a pink oven!  Pass the pearls, a frilly apron and a pair of high heels!

Camille vs. the bees.  

Cesseras

Another gorgeous September evening. Pin It

9 comments:

Graham said...

When you hit the Loire do seek out Olivet Cendré (cows milk from Olivet near Orléans). Had some in an Orléans restaurant - bit like St Nectaire meets Camembert with some ash.

Kate said...

I'm hoping to find some old skool tv dinners to cook in that oven, too.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I just love that first picture, it was beyond a smile I LOL. Diane

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

They make me smile too!! Great post. The pesto sound tasty, you must let us know if you try it!

croquecamille said...

Love that little piggy - delicious from head to tail! :) Thanks for the shout-out, too.

Hopie said...

That's a gorgeous photos of vineyards. Makes me miss being in the country! I have to see Camille vs the bees had me laughing out loud as well!

Chez Loulou said...

Graham
Thanks for the recommendation. Will definitely look into it!

Kate
Well, you must. Really.
Swanson's was always my favorite.

Diane
Isn't that a great image? I laugh every time I look at it! Glad you enjoyed it too.

Anne
I plan on trying the pesto, hopefully this weekend. There are still some figs on the trees in the village. I'll let you know!

camille
I absolutely cracked up when I saw that photo of you all wrapped up to conquer (and avoid) the bees. Hilarious! Thanks for making me laugh.

Hopie
Wasn't Camille's post wonderful? I loved it!
I plan on trying your Roquefort stuffed chicken breasts soon. That sounds divine!

lady jane grey said...

Just came back from our holiday in Vaucluse (went there 5 years ago the first time and since then we became regulars).
In Vaison la Romain I bought a perfect goat cheese I've never had before - made a yahoo search and your blog came up (there was a comment about it back in 2008). Now looks like I'll become a regular for the blog as well...
BTW, the cheese is called "Le Roves des Garrigues".

Chez Loulou said...

lady jane
Love Rove des Garrigues! Glad to meet another fan.