Look out for ‘fougasse’, the Catalan version of the Italian ‘focaccia bread’.
These are in fact caterpillar nests, constructed by the pine processionary caterpillar (chenille processionnaire) larva, who live in large ‘tents’ and march out at night in single file (hence the name) to feed on the pine needles.
The new show in the Musée d’art moderne of Collioure is a homage to Michel Bertrand ((1935 -2009). With the most basic materials – paper, wood and tar – Bertrand constructed a singular vision of the world.
Red, white or blue wine
Roxane and Benjamin Parra from Estagel are importing a blue wine from Spain.
6th Académie de Musique 26th July – 8th August The Académie de Musique in Villelongue dels Monts is open to all musicians seeking to perfect their skills or enrich their musical understanding. Mentored by great…
Whilst the Roussillon area is without doubt renowned for its wines, and one of the top producing areas in the whole of Europe, beer has never been very high on the list of priorities of either producers or consumers here. However, with microbreweries making a strong comeback all over the world, led particularly by Belgium, Holland, The UK and USA ,it is very pleasing to see the emergence of the Cap d’Ona brewery in Argelès.
As the details of winter season flights available have not changed significantly from those detailed in the Autumn edition of PO Life, I thought instead I would examine the rather sparse transport possibilities to and from our local airports. Please bear in mind that details, particularly public transport prices, vary wildly, depending on day of the week, how far in advance you book and route chosen, so please contact the various websites for up to date details.
For those of us in the know there is an unfathomable amount of mountain biking potential here. Between the summits and the sea you can ride to your heart’s content on trails suited to all abilities.
Am I an organic gardener? An honest answer is “partly”. I believe in trying to do without chemical aids in the garden and have turned to using natural fertilisers and compost and to employing organic gardening techniques for controlling pests where possible. However, I also use chemical methods where necessary.