Black diamonds, walnut wine and foie de canard: A foodie-farm tour of Hautefort

Think of the Dordogne and one tends to think of food and wine. From the truffles and ceps that grow in plentiful supply, to the walnut trees and vines that adorn the countryside, to its infamous foie gras and its top-quality beef, there is much to keep the foodie happy here. The Family Slack has … More Black diamonds, walnut wine and foie de canard: A foodie-farm tour of Hautefort

What to read next?

A promise I made to myself before moving to France was that when I got here I would make more time to read. I love reading. Getting lost in the pages of an adventure, exploring new worlds and culture, learning about life through the eyes of others – what is not to enjoy! So far I’ve … More What to read next?

Nuts about nuts

Does anyone know what type of nut this is? They are growing in plentiful supply at the back of our house but we are unsure as to what they are. We suspect they are walnuts, and that we need to peel back the green outer layer, and then dry them out .   But we are … More Nuts about nuts

The first month

Today we celebrate our first 31 days in France. This time last month, we were arriving in Sainte Eulalie d’Ans, absolutely exhausted after a mammoth 15-hour journey from London. And so far, so good. We love the area we are in, we are much more relaxed than we were in the UK, and the sun has … More The first month