A French Farmers’ Market

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This weekend I found myself in the very fortunate position of being a guest at a wonderful wedding near the medieval town of St Antonin Noble Val in the south of France.

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Despite some unseasonably awful weather and near constant drizzle, a fabulous time was had by all. The food was amazing, the bride was beautiful (as always) and the dancing was somewhat frenetic!

The following day, nursing slight hangovers, it was time to pay a visit to the legendary farmers’ market that takes over the entire town each and every Sunday. Since I didn’t have any time to cook this weekend, I thought I should at least share some pictures of the amazing produce that was on show. (continue reading…)

A late summer barbecue

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This weekend I had the great privilege to attend a glorious late summer barbecue at the home of the lovely Jodie and Toddy. Jodie’s family own a fishing business, a traditional smokehouse and a fabulous fish restaurant (The Butley Orford Oysterage), so we knew right off the bat we were in for a treat!

As well as the usual barbecue fare, we were utterly spoilt with Pinney’s amazing smoked salmon, Pina Coladas (there was a cuban theme and Todd makes a mean Pina!) and more lobsters than I could count!

As if that wasn’t enough, Jodie and her mum had prepared not one but 3 desserts! A highly alcoholic Rum Baba (my absolute favourite! How did you know Jodes!?), creamy Lemon Posset and some gorgeous little Raspberry and Almond cakes, which looked just as perfect as they did in the What Katie Ate cookbook.

It was agreed by all that none of us could ever compete with a barbecue of this standard, so we’re giving up and all barbecues from now on will be Jodie and Todd’s responsibility.

I’ve put together a selection of pictures from the evening, I hope they inspire your next shindig!

For more info on Pinney’s of Orford or to find out where to get their fabulous smoked salmon, click here!

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Tom Cruise at work

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Our wonderful hostess

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You’ve got to have a foot selfie, am I right?

By the way, this post wasn’t sponsored and all opinions are entirely my own!