Friday, 12 November 2010



°Green Tomato Chutney... yummy....

 Prep: 20 min - Cook: 1 hr

•500g green tomatoes
•500g red onion

•250g sultanas

•250g brown sugar

•2 tbsp Salt

•1 tsp cayenne pepper

•1 tsp ground green cardamom

•500ml Malt vinegar

Chop everything up, no need for a perfection, and put it in a good heavy based pan .
Bring it to the boil and then turn down the heat , simmer for about an hour until reduced to a thick pulp.

Spoon into sterilised jars and enjoy either after standing for a while to let flavours develop.

Bon Appétit!

Sunday, 12 September 2010





*A few weeks ago, for our first wedding anniversary,
we went to visit Bruniquel, a medieval village which is about 30km from us.
a nice lunch, a flea market, the visit of the castle, the craft shops...

*They made a famous french film here at the Bruniquel's castle called "Le Vieux Fusil"
with Philippe Noiret and Romy Schneider.

*During the visit, we could see an interesting exhibition about it.
*The pictures of Romy Schneider are fabulous by their simplicity and authenticity.
*She was a stunning lady.

*If you are thinking to come in the area, it's a nice place to visit :)

Monday, 19 July 2010

Le temps des tournesols

*10:00 ce matin
*un ciel de cobalt, le soleil sur la terre
*une belle semaine s'éveille

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

C'est l'été!

*Bonne semaine à tous depuis La Maison Vieille avec le soleil!!!
*Have a nice week everyone with a lot of sun from La Maison Vieille!!!

Sunday, 23 May 2010


*Nous venons de passer un très beau week-end
avec un grand soleil et une douce chaleur pour nous entourrer...
enfin, l'été s'installe!
*Dans les environs, les vide-greniers apparaissent également
animant les villages et les chercheurs de trésors et de bonnes affaires...
*Hier, nous avons visité celui du village de Caylus à 10km de La Maison Vieille!
*La trouvaille: des rouleaux de Lin anciens :)
*Bonne semaine
*We had such a nice week-end full of sunshine...
summer is coming!
*Also in the area, a few "vide-grenier" -french car boots sale-
are taking place in the villages for a day!
*Yesterday, we went to visit the one in Caylus at 10km far from La Maison Vieille.
*We found a treasure: 14m of vintage linen... a bargain :)
*Have a nice Week everyone!

Sunday, 16 May 2010

On joue à La Maison Vieille!

*Le soleil est revenu hier pour nous réchauffer un peu...

mais où est donc passé le joli mois de mai?

*The sun is back yesterday

and give me the time to do some new pictures of La Maison Vieille by spring (spring???)

with fresh new leaves on the trees.

*Dans le jardin, il y a la table de ping-pong,
les raquettes et les balles vous attendent dans la boîte en-dessous ...
*In the garden, there is the tennis table,
the rackets and balls are waiting in the box underneath the table...

*Dans le jardin, il y a la balançoire
pour s'envoler depuis le grand arbre vers le lac....
*In the garden, there is the swing
to fly from the big tree to the lake...

*Bonne journée!
*Have a nice day!