Sunday, May 20, 2012

Weekend de l'Ascension

The month of May is a great month for long weekends in France. This is the third in a row, le Weekend de l'Ascension, and we've been off since Thursday when we came to stay with our friend D in the lovely Hameau du Sentier des Sources in the Périgord Noir. Unfortunately the weather gods appear to have a bit of a gob on and it's been more like autumn than spring. Yesterday we visited La Maison Forte de Reignac and lingered beside the big fires roaring in several of the rooms. The only good thing about this sort of weather is that it stimulates the appetite (well mine at least) so we have appreciated the gastronomic delights of the region — and there are many — all the more. So excuse me while I drag myself back to the table for an estouffade de couennes aux haricots blancs.


Lucy said...

Lovely area, good memories, thanks for bringing them back!

materfamilias said...

Saw you were in Sarlat -- we'd hoped to get there on my birthday, but made a more realistic choice to visit Cadillac.
These photos are very inviting -- clearly, we need to get into the Perigord next visit.
Meanwhile, just this evening we were talking about your own backyard gastronomy -- what a lovely afternoon that was with delicious food -- thank you!


Being confined indoors most of the day, just the four of us, is reminding me of the days when my children were wee and most of our weekends ...