Randonnée Dégustative

On Sunday Jay and I participated in a 12k hike through vineyards and small villages, with 9 stops along the way where you could taste local products (about 20 wineries were represented, a couple cheese producers, jams, gingerbread, pottery, basket weaving, etc). It was one of those afternoons where I drove Jay crazy by saying about every two minutes how much I loooove France.

Folk music in the vineyards. Group name: “What the Folk”.

Our neighbor, Fabienne, demonstrating her basket-weaving.

We visited a family-owned winery that had been in the family for generations…

…and also one of the largest co-op wineries in France.

I may just try my hand at some good ol’ hay bale paintings…or at least sketches.

Favorite Things

After three years in France we finally splurged and bought macarons, just to see what all the fuss was about. They’re worth it—the vivid colors are matched by equally striking flavors. Here we had caramel, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, raspberry, apricot, and the green one was olive oil with caramelized balsamic vinegar tucked in the center.

hedgehog love.


best cat…best boy.