The Easter Omelette, or ‘Omelette Pascale’ is more than just a recipe in Catalonia – it’s a whole tradition!
According to legend, Napoleon Bonaparte was travelling across southern France with his army, when he first tasted an omelette prepared for him at an inn near Bessières.

Herbs, Spices and oils (Les herbes et les épices)
aneth – dill basilic – basil cannelle – cinnamon laurier – bay leaves menthe – mint noix de muscade – nutmeg oseille – sorrel roman – rosemary
persil – parsley…….

The arrival of spring is a great motivation to get out the paint brush or saw….and get DIY-ing, but do you know what to ask for when you realise at the last minute that you are missing that ‘absolutely-can’t-finish-the-job-without’ screw, nail or spanner?

mon amour – my love
mon bébé – babe
ma belle – gorgeous
ma biche – my doe
mon canard – my duck
ma chérie/mon chéri – my dear /darling
mon chou – my sweetie-pie
mon coeur – my heart
mon lapin – my rabbit
ma moitié – my other half
mon poulet – my chicken
mon trésor – my treasure
mon poussin – my little chick
ma puce – my little flea

State auctions – Adjugé, Vendu! State auctions (les ventes domaniales) take place throughout France and are organised by the DNID, responsible for selling off a variety of state owned property, assets and estates..

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