French Cooking Lessons

French Cooking Lessons

We have been house sitting our way around the world.

Not always mind you do we house sit, but we always make friends, and this house-sit in France is no different.

In fact, the man across diagonally is exceptionally nice to us.

You can read about our house sitting here.

We had a broken bonnet clip on the car and he fixed it for us.

He took us to the mechanic with a car problem.

And then he invited us to try his local region wine (where he grew up as a child) and to experience the mushrooms he has gathered in the woods.

When he helped us with a repair on the car and asked me if I like mushrooms. He then offers to teach us about the French mushrooms that next night, so over we go.


Exploramum and Explorason – trying French wines

His friend (the goat farm co-owner) is there as well and it is a fun night.


Exploramum and Explorason – local mushrooms

We also get to help prepare the mushrooms.

I set to work chopping them into small pieces in preparation for the dinner.


Exploramum and Explorason – cooking lesson

But only after about 2 hours of Aperitifs that he had prepared himself.

This included homemade bread, vegetarian paté, and other delights.


Exploramum and Explorason – homemade bread

He drains them off and serves them with a type of couscous, and we have brought a salad and some bread along too.


Exploramum and Explorason – the mushrooms make their own juices and need draining

We had a lovely evening.

We share travel stories and had a laugh.

We really enjoyed the night.

Another great reason to house sit is definitely making new friends.

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