Tag Archives: Our House

Ferme KUKULU in Espelette

During a recent visit to the Southwest of France, we visited one of the artisan cheese makers who’s cheeses we are lucky enough to feature on our cheese board at both Le Pichet and Cafe Presse.  Ferme Kukulu is located … Continue reading

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Canning Tuna with Slow Foods Seattle

Slow Foods Seattle held their 2nd Annual Tuna Canning Workshop, directed by local fisherman Jeremy Brown on Sunday January 8, 2012.  This event caught my eye for a couple of reasons. First,  I am a big fan of preserved fish … Continue reading

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Orthez, and how we decided to buy a house there.

October 7: During a morning ride to Paris’ Gare Montparnasse, our taxi driver let us know that train service throughout  France was disrupted due to a work stoppage organized by train conductors to protest a recent  stabbing of one of … Continue reading

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Local Pumpkin to Compete in the Nationals

Monsieur Bergeroo of Orthez, in the Pyrénées Atlantique department (that’s right, the town were my wife and I have recently purchased a home for our retirement) is once again competing in the Concours National, the competition to find the largest … Continue reading

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Really Big Mushroom

My wife and I purchased a home in France earlier this year.  The house, which is in the town of Orthez, in the Pyrénées Atlantique Département, is for the present our vacation home and eventually intended as a place for … Continue reading

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