In France, summer fetes crash to a close with a grand splash around August 15th. This year, the omnipresent vide-grenier or an “empty your attics” flea market took precedence over the traditional bal gratuit, exciting concours de belote or the ever popular “Geante Paella”.
Village friends from Sainte Colombe-en-Bruilhois (my hometown here) decided to make the rounds of the Garonne Valley bastides en fete so we found ourselves in Serignac, Aiguillon and Nerac agreeing that most other people’s junk is often…. just junk. However, the free aperitifs, the French le hotdog (actually a delicious veal sausage on a decent baquette), and the few retro treasures scored for my new galley kitchen made a great day out in Southwest France.
Eh Voila, the remains of this day…
And my new treasures for the French Kitchen...
in box cake mixer
Brand new 70's yogurt maker
club soda anyone?
and at last, my one cup French press
Total fun factor... a twenty Euro bill. I am a cheap date.