Pick a Pic – Medieval Towns and Markets in France – Orléans

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Today – impressions from: Orleans

We were dry for about two more minutes.  Then – rain, rain and more rain.  Afterwards – mud, of course.

Still – worth every minute!

Orleans Minstrels

Medieval Market

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Minstrel and (funny) story teller

I just love France, and, yes, the French. I’m familiar with many, off-the-beaten-track places. Ask me for advice…

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Yummmmmmmmi – Tangerine Ice Cream Delight

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icecream1Summer cool, light, orange, sweet but not too sweet.  Make use of available fruit to serve scoops of pure delight.

Ingredients:

8 Tangerines
20% fat sour cream 14.1096 oz/ 400 grams
1 tin Condensed milk

Preparation:

1. Peel and segment the Tangerines and,  using a blender, grind to a pulp.
2. For a smoother result you can pass the pulp through a sieve (optional).
3. Then, in the blender, mix the sour cream, condensed milk and tangerine puree.
4. Pour the mass into a plastic container and in the freezer.

Now,: in order to get a fluffy, icicle-free cream, mix the mass every hour or two.

Serve with a sprig of mint.
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or, with syrup you can make yourself, from juice pressed from two Tangerines, slowly cooked and constantly stirred  with 1 table spoon of sugar over low heat.


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Pick a Pic – Medieval Towns and Markets in France – Loches

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Today – impressions from the French countryside: Loches

la maireie de Loches

la maireie de Loches

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Medieval town of Loches - simply wonderful

Medieval town of Loches
– simply wonderful

I just love France, and, yes, the French. I’m familiar with many, off-the-beaten-track places. Ask me for advice…

“Healthy” Food can be fun

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You know how it is:  the things you want are either fattening, immoral or plain just not good for you…

Well, here is something to dispel this myth:

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Chop and mix

·        1.5 cups raisins,

·        1 cup walnuts,

·        0.5 cup almonds,

Add

·        2 lemons – rinds, and juice

·        0.5 cup of honey

Store in a dark place and allow 1-2 days to set.

Strengthen your children’s health.  Give them 1-2 teaspoons-full three times a day an hour before a meal.

I think adults will enjoy this as well; I know I do.  Am I wrong? heartbeat