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Tom Berry

Sounds great and innovative, Lynn! I can’t wait to try it.

This third lockdown has been tiresome but we are all trying to find ways to make social interaction possible. The hardest part is not being able to share France with family and friends. And it is getting old. But we have no choice but to self-nurture and hope and pray these days of isolation end soon.

All the best.

Jane Williamson

With the unseasonally late frost we have had here, it appears that there will be no Poiully-Fuisse this year and Vire has also suffered, all in the Maconnais.
The Rhone wines and the fruit trees as far south as the Vaucluse have also suffered.
With regard to the book, Nightmare in Burgundy, I saw that it only had 130 pages, so definitely not value for money!

Cynthia M

In the mid 60s, my mother would send me and my sister out to the carport on Saturday mornings after cartoons to crack a coconut for the fresh coconut cake she’d bake each weekend. I once mentioned this in front of my Bostonian mother-in-law. She was mortified, asking, “Is it common in the South to give a 5 and 9 year old a hammer and screwdriver to open a coconut???”

Cynthia Bogart

Sounds totally yummy! We can use a little Spring here in New England. I love those tiny villages with small restaurants. That, to me, is the heart of the countryside in France. I cannot wait to go back again one day! You keep it alive for me. Thanks, Lynn!


Lynn, you absolutely captured my imagination
with this wonderful recipe!(particularly the red rice from Carmague--their salt has a permanent place in our kitchen)
You also have my admiration for whacking open the coconut.With my coordination( or,rather, lack of) being how it is( or not) this procedure is a bit intimidating for me.
Also must comment on a great picture of you and!!how charming your linens,plates,forks and glasses are.Add such a festive touch.
A book to suggest:The Venice Sketchbook by Rhys Bowen((the author of The Tuscan Child).The only thing to make this better would be if it was set in France(!) but nevertheless,still did not want it to end.

Colleen Taylor

Thank you for this recipe Lynn, it looks quite enticing. I also love the cute photo of you. You look dangerous but oh so lovely!

susan vieth

Bring on summer and outdoor meals!!

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