Egg Crêpes with Leeks, Ham and Chevre; Lunch, Anyone? — 8 Comments

  1. Even here I don’t think that non essential shops should be open on Sundays. There should be one day a week when employees can spend time with their families and we shouldn’t be out shopping either. I know it is a sign of the times but a “day of rest” is good for the soul.Score 1 for “when I was a child”. Here in British Columbia shops open by 12 noon on Sundays so I guess people have the morning to enjoy leisurely breakfasts like this…I would love this any time of day of course:D

  2. Like Bellini, I still remember fondly when shops closed on Sundays – in fact, I recall buying gas on Fridays because even gas stations closed on the weekends! For quality of life, I’ll take Europe any old day – they understand that you may love your job but it will not love you back! 🙂

  3. I have to disagree on the “entre midi et deux” point. I think things have changed immensely, even here in provincial Rodez. A lot of shops are open at lunchtime, even in the historical town center.
    I work in the “new city” of Rodez, Bourran, and EVERYTHING is open at lunch, even the La Poste. More and more of my colleagues are eating quickly and trying to do something else with their lunch hour (or two), or are taking a quick lunch to get off work earlier.
    I always thought the two-hour workday lunch was a waste of time — I guess I never got that American point of view to go away!

  4. Now that’s a beautiful crepe/omelette, Katie. I know I’ve not left many comments lately, but I do read, and laugh over, your wonderful posts.

  5. Val, I have to admdit I have gotten rather fond of the ‘closed on Sunday’ rule.
    Zoomie, gas on Friday? I remember Saturday morning…. 25 cents a gallon…
    Maria, as long as they’re sunny… (It’s raining again)
    Betty, your “provincial Rodez” is ever so much more pregressive than where we are! In the Vendee we even had to be considerate afternoon nap time – for the farmers, not the babies. Nothing was open at lunch or on Monday mornings. Here, so far, it seems the same – except for the Monday part. We’re still checking it all out, tho.
    Thanks, Joey…
    Christine, kind words, much appreciated!
    Tanna, thanks, I’m so glad eggs are ‘healthy’ again.