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  1. [quote user="NormanH"]As I posted in another thread, I eat oysters for breakfast on most lazy Saturday mornings with a glass of Picpoul de Pinet

    On the other hand they are excellent 'gratinés' on the shell with a sauce based on Noilly Prat  (especially the ones from Marseillan ), or at the moment foie gras..

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    We always get our from an oyster producer friend of ours in Marseillan too but this year there weren't enough to go around because of the bacteria that's killing the babies.  I'm not fussy on them raw but I'll eat a couple with Basalmic vinegar and chopped shallots. I like them grilled with Noilly Prat and parmesan but my husband loves them raw.  This year ours came from Oleron where they are filtered in the bassins by an algae that only grows where IT decides.  Oh and the Picpoul de Pinet is also our choice of wine to accompany them.

    Interesting article here about oyster theft and the bacteria.

    http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2010/12/14/969366-Huitres-rares-cheres-et-sous-surveillance.html

  2. [quote user="woolybanana"]

    Remember tonite is the shortest, when the devli's ride and try to hol back the light. But from now opn we crawl to the light, a minute or so per day, as we have turned the corner at last. Better temps are coming my dears. So, raise a glass to the coming warfmth and BE HAPPY

    (aspromised to Chancer, this lmesage is not edited!)

    [/quote]

    How many fingers do you use when you type?

  3. Does anybody know if Ryanair will be scheduling flights from Stanstead to Carcassonne for the 23rd December?  At the moment there are only 2 flights available on the 22nd and 24th December.  Could this be a commercial ploy to get all of these flights filled up first?

    Anyone here fly into or out of Carcassonne before Christmas last year?

  4. Ill probably get into trouble for this but what the hell?! [:)]

     

    A man wakes up in the hospital, bandaged from head to foot.

     

    The doctor comes in and says, "Ah, I see you've regained consciousness.

     

    Now, you probably won't remember, but you were in a pile-up on the motorway.  You're going to be okay, you'll walk again and everything, but...

     

    "Something happened.  I'm trying to break this gently, but the fact is, your willy was chopped off in the wreck and we were unable to find it."

     

    The man groans, but the doctor goes on, "You've got £9000 in insurance compensation coming and we have the technology now to build you a new willy that will work as well as your old one did - better in fact! But the thing is, it doesn't come cheap. It's £1000 an inch."

     

    The man perks up at this. "So," the doctor says, "It's for you to decide how many inches you want. But it's something you'd better discuss with your wife. I mean, if you had a five inch one before, and you decide to go for a nine incher, she might be a bit put out. But if you had a nine inch one before, and you decide only to invest in a five incher this time, she might be disappointed. So it's important that she plays a role in helping you make the decision."

     

    The man agrees to talk with his wife.

     

    The doctor comes back the next day. "So," says the doctor, "have you spoken with your wife?"

     

    "I have," says the man.

     

     "And what is the decision?" asks the doctor.

     

     

     

     

     

     


      
      "We're having granite worktops."
  5. And they say that Michael Jackson was a peodophile and George Michael is gay and smokes too much pot and that Tom Cruise is a freak etc; etc; but does it stop us loving their films and music,

    I personally don't mix the art with the merde!

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