Duck Confit and Potato Gratin

We have a floor. Mostly. The bit at the top of the stairs isn’t finished yet, but I suggested, and mon mari agreed, that perhaps the railing could be next…. For obvious reasons… But the rest is done, with two coats of varnish on it, so far. I’m so pleased with it I thought I’d … Continue reading…

Cassoulet, the leftovers; And the update

We have a door in our wall! Very important for keeping the heat in. Yes, it’s the little things that count. What he actually spent most of the week doing was wiring…. Not at all photogenic.  The arrow points to what will soon be a light switch. When you go through that door… and turn … Continue reading…

Cassoulet

I made an ‘almost’ proper cassoulet last week. I say almost because I made it in one day rather than the traditional two or three… But, let’s be honest…. I have a lot of will-power but not enough to have the scent of a bubbling cassoulet wafting through the house for 8 hours and then … Continue reading…