Monthly Archives: January 2013

Le Puy a Vins restaurant Le Puy notre Dame

Simon and I went into le Puy Notre Dame today with some friends for lunch. Decided to try 'Le Puy a Vins' as it recently changed ownership and has a new young chef. Hilary, Neil, Simon and I had a first … Continue reading

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Pork stroganoff with 3 mustards a la Karin Grainger

Karin's holiday cottages in the loire blog. Simon & I are still in St Macaire du Bois.Today I cooked Pork Stroganoff with 3 mustards. A Dish Delia calls a '5 star supper dish for 2 people'. Delia says it takes just 20 minutes, but … Continue reading

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Seville Orange Marmalade Delia Smith

Seville orange marmalade Delia Smith recipe.Yes it's that time of the year when Seville oranges burst onto the scene. In my case I spotted them and bought them in our local Waitrose in Hythe. Rather ironic that they have let our Delia … Continue reading

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Cutting down conifer trees

Simon and I arrived at Manoir de Gourin on Sunday. We had a good journey down through France.Took us just under 6 hours. The roads were quiet. No lorries – great! As usual the car was packed to the gunnels; this time … Continue reading

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Eurotunnel France Manoir de Gourin nr Saumur

Snow is heralded so we are heading for the Loire Valley. We need to continue our garden Maintenance at Manoir de Gourin. More trees to pollard and overgrown hedges to cut down to a more manageable size. We'll be going through the channel … Continue reading

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Holidaylettings Karin’s Loire Valley Cottages Blog

in addition to my website www.manoirdegourin.co.uk, I advertise my 4 self catering holiday cottages with holidaylettings.co.uk and Chez Nous.  I've advertised Anjou Cottage, Montlouis Cottage, Layon Cottage and Garden Cottage with holidaylettings for the past 5 years but I'm feeling … Continue reading

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The Abbott’s Fireside Elham Karin’s Blog

Simon and I were going stir crazy today as we've had flu and hadn't ventured out for days. A long walk along Sandgate beach was out of the question as we are both still a little weak. We needed to get out … Continue reading

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