Things Not to Do in France
The days are flying by, marked by adding things to our To Do lists, and then crossing them off. More adding than crossing off, at this point, I have to admit, but we’re getting there.
This morning I realized that I can cross off a gratifying number of things if I make a list of things I won’t be doing in France. It would start like this: making boudin noir at home. I count that as a good thing, since the process of making that innocent looking bite, so delectably ensconced on its Walla Walla onion and fresh sage leaves, was truly gory. Do yourself a favor and don’t click that link before breakfast!
Then there’s making red wine vinegar at home like I’m doing here if you scroll down a bit,
making paté at home, although this one was utterly delicious,
since I’ve already missed the June window for starting the green walnuts infusing.
I’ve gotten into the habit of making things here that I know are readily available in France, and are undoubtedly better than my homegrown. Now I’m starting to wonder what I’ll do with all that French free time. Let’s hope I don’t feel a compulsion to start grinding my own peanut butter and making homemade catsup!