Thursday, December 31, 2009

Nothing like it!

This is French butter. It has big grains of salt which is probably causing the sweating. I'm pretty sure it's the best butter in the world!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

100 Strangers Series: 13

Yesterday was my 800th post! It's hard to believe I've kept it up for this long. Wow.

This man is the potter Bernard Masset. We ordered some small dishes from him and his wife, Dominique, and when they were ready had a small adventure getting up into the French countryside to pick them up. Our GPS, named Winifred (Winnie for short), took us all over the place on tiny country roads to get to their place. It was a beautiful drive even if it took awhile due to all our wrong turns and Winnie's stern "recalculating" voice.

Bernard took us for a small tour of the workshop and explained how they create all their wonderful pottery. Needless to say, we bought quite a few gifts there (including some for ourselves)! You can see some of their work on the website.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Alpages at Annecy XV - FOOD!

This is a dish known as Raclette found in this area of France and Switzerland. It is a mouthwatering combo of melted cheese and meats etc. YUM!

Here is some food we saw in a store window that DID NOT look so appetizing!

This guy was making apple juice.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Alpages at Annecy XIV

I found the feet on these birds quite interesting.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Alpages at Annecy XII - Cows

Sorry it's blurry, but I wanted to show the flowers they wear and the animals just won't sit still long enough for you to take their photos!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009