Re: Couscous recipe

by Creusebear • Sun 03 Mar 2019 19:34

That book looks fab! I have been thinking of trying to make my own preserved lemons too!

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Couscous recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Couscous recipe

by Creusebear • Sun 24 Feb 2019 18:09

I have found a great recipe for the authentic Moroccan couscous and plan to try it next time we are over. Just need a 'couscoussière' and a small army to feed!
https://www.finecooking.com/article/mak ... n-couscous

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Couscous recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 66

French numbers are funny!

by Creusebear • Fri 22 Feb 2019 17:46

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Forum: Langue Française
Topic: French numbers are funny!
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Couscous recipe

by Creusebear • Fri 22 Feb 2019 17:13

I have had a few cracking traditional Algerian couscous meals here in France and would love to have a crack at trying to make it myself. Does anyone have a good recipe to share?

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Couscous recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Travelling after Brexit

by Creusebear • Wed 20 Feb 2019 19:43

I hadn't even considered what effect B may have on pet passports! Did you get any advice?

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Travelling after Brexit
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Travelling after Brexit

by Creusebear • Mon 18 Feb 2019 19:46

In the absence of any kind of reassurance from anybody, I am 'prepping' for our Easter visit to the Creuse. Today, we got International Driving Permits (1968) from the Post Office, I have checked my EU breakdown cover and health insurance will continue to be valid and have requested a Green Card fro...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Travelling after Brexit
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Three phase - how do I hate it, let me count the ways!

by Creusebear • Sat 05 Jan 2019 16:00

It is careful you must be Master Yoda - this Padwan ain't that smart! I will check the bills on our next visit but I know there is a number 15 on the box - that must mean something? Our neighbours were muttering about the new Linky smart meter but I haven't had a letter about it yet. We do have an o...

Re: Three phase - how do I hate it, let me count the ways!

by Creusebear • Tue 01 Jan 2019 14:01

Thank you for replying so fully! We are on 15amps, so 5 per phase - I'm trying to sound knowledgeable! The electrician positively hissed when I suggested it might be easier to switch to mono and muttered darkly about the many Machiavellian ways the EDF have of parting you with your money. We could u...

Bonne année!

by Creusebear • Tue 01 Jan 2019 13:49

Je vous souhaite une très bonne année 2019, pleine de projets, de rencontres et de belles surprises!

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Bonne année!
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Mole News

by Creusebear • Wed 26 Dec 2018 18:08

Neighbour used this style of trap. Chose freshest molehills, dug down to expose the tunnel. Set one trap in each direction and pinned them into place with a skewer. Left hole open but stuffed leaves into the passage way to block out the light. Set traps in around 6 holes. Checked daily. Said that ho...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Mole News
Replies: 68
Views: 17884

Re: Seasonal meal!

by Creusebear • Tue 25 Dec 2018 19:09

In the end we went for the evening meal on the 24th. A traditional roast chicken from a local farm (best I have ever tasted!) stuffed with herbs from the garden and plenty of seasoning and garlic, roast potatoes (which I haven't attempted here before - brought some Maris Pipers with us) green beans ...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Seasonal meal!
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Mole News

by Creusebear • Mon 24 Dec 2018 19:28

We've always had a few. Live and let live has always been my stand, and, to the amusement of our neighbour who offered to put down traps for us, I have even stated 'Je suis ami de la taupe!' Arriving for our latest visit, the garden was so pockmarked with molehils it looked like someone had been min...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Mole News
Replies: 68
Views: 17884

Re: Brexit

by Creusebear • Sun 23 Dec 2018 12:22

An opinion on the Irish border aspect from a concerned citizen.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Seasonal meal!

by Creusebear • Fri 21 Dec 2018 21:15

(No - I'm not using the C word after last time) :? So two questions: 1. Do you have a seasonal/celebratory meal on the 25th or the 24th? 2. What's on the menu? PS Happy Yule! 'The Winter Solstice is the time of ending and beginning, a powerful time — a time to contemplate your immortality. A time to...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Seasonal meal!
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Three phase - how do I hate it, let me count the ways!

by Creusebear • Mon 17 Dec 2018 20:13

Wise words indeed. As they say, it seemed simplest at the time, i.e. it was what was there before and the EDF guy didn't want any extra hassle. Will look into the cost for moving to monophase. Haven't contacted my patient electrician as now the phone/internet is doing some 'in, out, in, out, shake i...

Three phase - how do I hate it, let me count the ways!

by Creusebear • Sun 16 Dec 2018 22:55

I know, I know - I just don't get it. I have had smart people trying to explain it for years and all I hear is 'blah blah blah'. Back in Creuse for the holidays and getting the house warmed up. As well as the fire, I turned on two electric radiators and, for an extra burst before bedtime, an electri...

Re: gilets jaunes

by Creusebear • Sun 16 Dec 2018 14:06

Came down yesterday and despite lots of talk on the news, everything seemed very calm. Lots of cars displaying the 'gilet jaune' on the dashboard and even on some houses! Saw several groups camped out on the roundabouts and had one encounter at a toll station near Montlucon. They wanted our ticket a...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: gilets jaunes
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: gilets jaunes

by Creusebear • Mon 03 Dec 2018 23:32

An interesting article Virtdave. I knew the area was very depopulated but had not appreciated the level of real rural poverty. Although the description of Gueret as grim and scattered with burnt out cars seems a little harsh! We are hoping to travel down in a couple of weeks so it will be 'interesti...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: gilets jaunes
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Book Recommendation - La Creuse ... à pied

by Creusebear • Sun 18 Nov 2018 19:08

Great photos Dave, you have a good eye for composition!

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Book Recommendation - La Creuse ... à pied
Replies: 12
Views: 2873

Effraie des clochers

by Creusebear • Fri 19 Oct 2018 18:41

Which is a great name for a Barn owl! I was so pleased to find we had a regular evening visitor. I thought I had detected some signs but was delighted to get a look at him/her last night.

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Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Effraie des clochers
Replies: 2
Views: 133
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