Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Garlic, garlic and more garlic.

Off to the Cafe du Sport with Wilf and jet lagged Texan house guests for a morning coffee with the beer and absinthe set. Horror of horrors, despite it being only eight in the morning the place was simply inundated with people. It is the annual garlic festival and buyers from all over France have descended on our little patch of paradise to bid on the 2010 crop.

Opposite the cafe a stall selling tantalising garlic cured hams and sausages caught Wilfs attention. On our way back to the car he determinedly plonked himself down on the pavement directly in front of it. With his nose pointed straight at a large ham he was clearly hoping that we might take the hint and buy a kilo of something tangy. Sadly for him we didn't.

This afternoon sees an attempt to break the world record for the number of garlic cloves peeled . Who could resist going to see that ? As one of our American friends said ' Straight from Waco to wacky'. The look on Wilfs face seemed to say ' Wacky? You ain't seen nothing yet'.


  1. Will the Texans be meeting Madame Bay???
    Cheers, Gail, and Bertie (who is still working on that sausage treat idea..)

  2. Sounds like a great introduction to the village. There could have been a garlic eating competition, or tossing. No peeling is probably the most difficult.

    That was not the Mad Hatter's stall, was it?

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  3. What a wonderful way for your houseguests to spend their first day with you. :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  4. I'm glad to hear your guests are getting the full French experience! I'd have bought that ham, but I'm not sure I'd have been able to share it with Wilf.

    Are you taking more forbidden hat stall photos? Good on you if you are!

  5. Mongoose, haven't you learned your lesson about photographing couture millinery?

  6. I agree with Wilf, based on following your blog :)

    I'm glad that no one accosted you for taking photos of garlic or hats! Or, did you sneak those photos???

  7. Off with your head for taking those hat shots! Roodles to you and the Texans, Stuart

  8. Wilf
    I sooo agwee wif should hold out fow that yummielicious ham I can taste it all the way hewe..sluwp, dwool.
    Have a wondewful day
    smoochie kisses

  9. Don't touch the hats!

    By the way, I usually keep roast chicken to put in the dogs food. Last batch was rubbed well with garlic, as I heard they are supposed to like that. Well, they do! Tell Wilf!

  10. NOW...I could get into this...the flavour and aroma of garlic wafting through the air straight to my nostrils, so tantalizing, mm!

  11. I may be wrong, but isn't garlic like onion...doggies aren't suppose to eat onions, at least this elder black mom tells me.


  12. My father would be in Heaven with a garlic festival! He says you can never have too much garlic.

    I love how you take pictures of where ever you've been that day!

  13. kitties like ham...we never knew doggies did too! We like chik-hen also!