Monthly Archives: May 2010

Forville Market in Cannes

We were up bright and early Wednesday morning and queued-up  for a caravan to Cannes.  If we didn’t leave by 8:00am we’d be stuck in the morning computer traffic.  This time we all made it to the designated parking garage without anyone getting lost or accidentally ending up on the A8.  Cars in the parking […]
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Cooking at La Pitchoune

The week of cooking classes began with a welcome dinner.  The first Sunday, Kathie and I prepared a typical Provençal apéritif.  An apéritif is both a social occasion along with food and drink to whet your appetite. This particular Sunday, the apéritif included sausages, French radishes served with butter and fleur de sel, and olives […]
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Travels to the south of France

Kathie didn’t have any students when we arrived therefore our first Saturday morning started with freshly baked croissants. These were served with delicious, creamy butter and crocks of apricot and and homemade fig jam.  I enjoyed the freshly brewed coffee with steamed milk and a couple of cubes of raw sugar. While we were enjoying […]
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From Nice to La Pitchoune

Updated… Kevin and I left Minneapolis on a Thursday evening  and arrived at the Nice airport via Amsterdam the next day about noon.  After collecting our luggage, we found our way to the SIXT car rental. With a “Bonjour” from us and a “Hello and welcome to France” in response,  the delightful sales assistant upgraded […]
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