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Re: Baking Question

by TournesolKate • Wed 27 Oct 2010 12:46

I found it!
Found bicarb in Intermarché, Ahun in the Bouillon section, next to the salt.
In the cleaning section there was Cristaux de Soudre, which is not the same thing, don't use this for baking!

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Baking Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2707

Re: Baking Question

by TournesolKate • Mon 25 Oct 2010 18:38

Thank you peeps!
Never thought to check the cleaning section!

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Baking Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2707

Baking Question

by TournesolKate • Sun 24 Oct 2010 12:44

What is strong white flour called in French, or what is the equivalent?
Also, can you find bicarbonate of soda over here?

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Baking Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2707

Re: Gravy Browning

by TournesolKate • Sun 24 Oct 2010 12:42

I have noticed in the supermarkets near me (Intermarché Ahun, Carrefour Aubusson) in the stock cube section you can find some bottles of what appear to be a sort of gravy browning. There is one called Viandox from Maggi and another called Arome Saveur from Knorr. They both say for adding colour and ...

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Gravy Browning
Replies: 6
Views: 2622

Au Revoir Les Grues!

by TournesolKate • Mon 11 Oct 2010 16:56

I saw a flock of Grues flying over Aubusson today at 3pm.
Does this mean summer is well and truly over and some cold weather is on the way? Most probably. *sigh*
Ah well, Au revoir les grues, à la prochaine!

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Au Revoir Les Grues!
Replies: 8
Views: 2633

Re: Storm

by TournesolKate • Mon 05 Jul 2010 18:20

It must have bypassed us here in Franséches. We only had a bit of rain and some distant thunder.

Erm, towel? Mirrors? Pourquoi?

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: Storm
Replies: 10
Views: 2815

Re: Les Oiseaux dans la Creuse

by TournesolKate • Wed 16 Jun 2010 14:17

I have a family of SISKIN~TARIN DES AULNES nesting nearby, keep seeing the babies having flying lessons in the garden!
Also saw by the side of the road between Aubusson and St. Sulpice les Champs a BLACK WOODPECKER~PIC NOIR! How lucky am I? :D

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Birds in la Creuse
Replies: 41
Views: 13468

Re: French lessons in the Bourganeuf area

by TournesolKate • Wed 19 May 2010 11:59

I registered myself at Pole Emploi when I first arrived in Creuse in 2008. At the time my French wasn't good enough for me to find a decent job, so I was given 300 hours of free French lessons in Lycee Jean Jaures in Aubusson. That's three hours every tuesday afternoon for about three years. You do ...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: French lessons in the Bourganeuf area
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: It's just perfect!

by TournesolKate • Wed 05 May 2010 17:31

It's snowing!! Looks like there is good reason to wait until after Saints de Glace before planting anything doesn't it? :roll:
Where did the summer go?!

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: It's just perfect!
Replies: 21
Views: 4039

Re: For info Debenhams now deliver to France

by TournesolKate • Mon 03 May 2010 09:16

So do Marks and Spencer. Next, New Look and Dorothy Perkins deliver for £5.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: For info Debenhams now deliver to France
Replies: 1
Views: 964

Re: reclamation yard - window knobs

by TournesolKate • Sat 01 May 2010 13:33

Ecosse- You probably need to update your browser, google chrome is a good one.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Reclamation Yard - Window Knobs
Replies: 14
Views: 3741

Re: Snake Awareness

by TournesolKate • Wed 28 Apr 2010 21:13

I think the vipers are more common around here than you might think, I have just encountered two in two days and last year my neighbour had four in her garden in one day! I meant to add earlier, if you're over here with children please make sure they are also aware of the dangers. Whether the snakes...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Snake Awareness
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Snake Awareness

by TournesolKate • Wed 28 Apr 2010 14:50

To those of you who don't already know, we share La Creuse with several kinds of snake. Here is a website that tells you about them and their habitats. While I was walking my dog in the woods around Masgot, near to Ahun on Monday, I saw an Asp Viper/Vipère Aspic . I was worried my dog would see it, ...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Snake Awareness
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Re: Quetsche or Quince?

by TournesolKate • Wed 21 Apr 2010 09:11

Yes, it's true, I looked them all up on google images. I shall hang my head in shame at work tomorrow.
:lol:
Thanks everybody!

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Quetsche or Quince?
Replies: 9
Views: 2617

Quetsche or Quince?

by TournesolKate • Tue 20 Apr 2010 19:18

Greetings my fellow francophiles! I'm having a bit of a friendly disagreement with my boss. I work in a hotel and my directeur asked me to translate the menu into English for our English customers. Everything was fine until I came to the desserts. We have a crumble of quetsches and mirabelles, but w...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Quetsche or Quince?
Replies: 9
Views: 2617

Re: Pêle-Mêle

by TournesolKate • Mon 19 Apr 2010 18:21

C'est trop difficile! Un indice, si possible? SVP.

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Pêle-Mêle
Replies: 16
Views: 3980

Re: Help! Creatures in the roof!

by TournesolKate • Thu 08 Apr 2010 17:21

The rat poison didn't work?! What on earth have you got up there??
Perhaps it just needed a bit more time to work... I'll keep my fingers crossed for tonight for you.

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Help! Creatures in the roof!
Replies: 30
Views: 6786

Re: What's the weather in the Creuse?

by TournesolKate • Fri 02 Apr 2010 17:48

Il pleut comme les vaches qui [censored]*!

*[font pi-pi]!

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: What's the weather in the Creuse?
Replies: 13
Views: 3434

Re: Pont Noir - how would you improve it?

by TournesolKate • Sat 20 Mar 2010 19:14

I agree with previous suggestions, a gallery would be great.
Also, why when you try to upload a photo is it restricted to a small size? It makes it hard for those of us who don't know how to reduce the size of their pictures!

Forum: Survey Yourselves
Topic: Pont Noir - how would you improve it?
Replies: 15
Views: 4249

Re: Recent Sightings of Wildlife

by TournesolKate • Thu 11 Mar 2010 19:30

That's definately a slow worm, I had one in the garden last year, but one of the cats scared him off.
Shame, because they're lovely, gentle creatures and good for the garden too.

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Recent Sightings of Wildlife
Replies: 10
Views: 2712
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