Monday, June 12, 2017
Greta Garbo reincarnated
While Bob and 'The Font' head off for a power walk round the lake Sophie and her master go to the covered market for a chicken. Bob finds the covered market too busy for his liking. Sophie, being Greta Garbo reincarnated, is convinced all the shoppers are adoring fans. She loves it.
We buy a chicken for dinner. Angus looks at the counter and considers the merits of a) duck carpaccio b) duck wellington c) duck steaks and d) duck steaks with a foie gras topping. The latter seems particularly artery clogging. Why the residents of SW France should be so prone to longevity when they live on a steady diet of duck fat is something of a mystery.
The butcher asks if we want the head left on the chicken. '' What about the feet ? " he adds. Both are declined. Sophie looks crestfallen. What better way to see in a new day than with a chicken head ? We wander round the stalls while the butcher gets to work removing the birds extremities.
A humdrum display at the bakers. Monday morning on a day that promises to bring 100 temperatures is not peak cake time. All is not lost. The pretty young lady shop assistant with the upturned nose gives Sophie some croissant crumbs.
Today we opt for a Fraisier, a Royal Chocolate Feuillantine ...
... a raspberry and pistachio tartelette for 'The Font' and a pineapple cheesecake to go with it.
That is lunch and dinner pretty much taken care of. 'The Font' will have one, possibly two, mouthfuls.