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Sunday 4 September 2011
I mentioned a couple of days ago about eating Lucques olives whilst drinking Champagne, and I've since received a few quizzical looks.
Lucques are a very particular olive. They are almost exclusively grown for eating, rather than for oil. They are bright green, longish, meaty, and sweet. They have firm flesh, and a deceptively large interior pip. It is claimed that they are the world's finest olive (well, their growers would say that, wouldn't they).
Sadly we don't live in an olive growing region, so our Lucques are imported from further down south. They are grown mostly in the Herault department, in the Languedoc; however, they're now to be found in southern French markets everywhere.
Try them (if you can find them); I think you'll be quite impressed, and their growers will be happy.
HEY ..... I'M BACK ..........
*Hi, I've been very absent haven't I ? My life has taken a bit of a turn
as, after my husbands chest infection, he has deteriorated. I have to look
4 weeks ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. We also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!