We got back to the States on August 31st. It’s truly a shame I didn’t have time to post the last meals we had in France. I didn’t have a lot of time and felt a bit down about leaving, especially with harvest season coming on. Because of health considerations, so far I can only stay gone for 3 months. Next year we will leave here on August 31st for a 3 month stay for two reasons. Seafood and produce is at it’s best then and the those pesky French laborers will be back from vacation and we’ll be able to get some things done on the house.
Good news is that we saw Willie Nelson and Van Morrison in Hershey, Pa (not far from here) on September 10th. We thought we’d better get that done before we or Willie and Van buy the farm 😀 Great concert. Yeah Willie’s really old but we know all the words to his songs and he hasn’t forgotten how to play the guitar 🙂 Van is Van and we hope to see him in Ireland one day playing with his Irish musicians.
While we were in Hershey, we took the opportunity to hop over to Allentown, Pa to the Evergreen Asian Grocer to pick up supplies before we came back to the “deep country”. What a great store! It’s so unfair that we don’t have more Asians in this part of Pennsylvania. Asian people, it’s pretty here! Come on down!
Of course I made my favorite spicy, garlic aubergine dish first. That always cheers me up 🙂 I’m getting some Japanese Donabe cooking pottery which features steaming and smoking. Can’t wait.