Best Coffee Shop: Café Ecureuil In Monpazier

Best Coffee Shop: Café Ecureuil In Monpazier

There are many coffee shops around the Dordogne, but the best one is in Monpazier, 15mins drive from our rental in Beaumont du Perigord, it's called Café Ecureuil!

Reasonably priced establishment where the coffee is out of this world and the service is fast and friendly.
Cookies, cakes… everything is homemade and ingredients are organic and sourced locally when possible (milk, apple juice….).
Coffee lovers will be deglighted to taste the Rwandan coffee beans used at the moment: sweet, deep, buttery chocolate flavor… this cup of coffee will send you home buzzing and hooked!

And if you want to bring some home, you can buy the beans (6,50€ for 250gr).

More infos:
Facebook: https://goo.gl/eBc4eV
Open every day except on friday
Address: Place des Cornieres, Monpazier

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Discover The Ceps Market In Monpazier

Discover The Ceps Market In Monpazier

The cep considered, as the king of mushrooms, is one of the meatest and tastiest wild french fungi.
Fancy buying some fresh ones to vamp up your omelette, pop in Monpazier market (15mins drive from our rental in Beaumont du Perigord) to get some!

More infos:
Market opens every day at 3pm in the beautiful wooden covered market hall.
Price from 15 to 20€.

Credit Photo: Marie-Hélène Ehrart: Monpazier Ceps Market

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Sainte Alvere Truffle Market Opening Soon: 26/11/18

Sainte Alvere Truffle Market Opening Soon: 26/11/18

The Sainte-Alvère truffle market is definitely one of the best in the area. Its sale is controlled and supervised so that even if you're a novice, you can be sure that your purchase will be one of quality at a fair price.

More infos:
Market opens every monday at 10 am from 26th nov to 25th feb (market closed on the 24/12 but opens on 20 and 27/12/18).

Credit Photo: Arnauld Bernard

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What Are You Baking For Halloween?

Do you have a favorite Halloween muffin recipe? If so, please share here.

I don't have one so I decided to turn to internet to find one. I ve never done it so I ll let you know how it turn out later on.

In the meantime, here's the recipe.

Happy Halloween everyone!!!

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Posted by Sweet Tooth Isabelle, Private Vacation Owner at l'Ancienne Ecole http://www.mydordogneselfcatering.com

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Pumpkin Muffins Recipe – Joyofbaking.com *Video Recipe*
These Pumpkin Muffins are full of nutritional value yet are still loaded with flavor. With Demo Video

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Best Bakery And Pastry Shop Near Bergerac

Best Bakery And Pastry Shop Near Bergerac

La Gloire de Mon Père

Do you have a sweet tooth like me?
Well, if it is the case, you'll be thrilled to hear that there is a place near Bergerac where you can get your fix!

From my own experience it's quite impossible to find a Patisserie/Boulangerie (Pastry Shop/Bakery) good at both. Usually they can be brillant only at one of the 2 of them (pastries or bakery)… Well, I was proved wrong last week when we went for a walk from Creysse to Mouleydier (more infos: https://goo.gl/mKzYBm )!!!

La Gloire de Mon Père is THE place where you can get the best baguettes AND the best cakes for a special celebration or just a little treat for yourself!!!!
Bonus: you can grab a table and treat yourself to a cup of coffee with one their oh so yummy pastries before going for a walk along the river Dordogne!

Location: (on the main street) Le Bourg, Creysse
Facebook: https://goo.gl/ZPZo4a

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Best Perigord Honey

Best Perigord Honey

I know a bit about honey since my dad used to be a beekeeper. And ever since he stopped I ve been on the hunt for another source… and to my delight, I found one!

5 mins drive right outside Beaumont du Perigord, our village, Jean-Michel and Claire Borie, honey farmers, sell an outstanding honey!

My favorite one, is the creamy version, perfect for spreading on homemade bread!

Price: 9€/kg
Other honey available: chesnut, lime tree, all flowers, acacia…

GPS :
Lon : 0.7578379999999925
Lat : 44.724718

Addresse : Videpot 24440 NOJALS ET CLOTTE
Phone : +33 5 53223730
Directions and map: https://goo.gl/1Moesu

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Black Truffle Market of Bergerac

Black Truffle Market of Bergerac

Looking for fresh truffles to vamp up your dishes?
Don't look further, you have up to the 25th of feb to head down to the Truffle Market of Bergerac on saturday morning!
Under the roof of the Food Market (Marché Couvert) reliable producers/vendors will showcase their best "black diamonds" to delight your tastebuds!

If you're stuck for a recipe, here s a few to get you started:
http://huff.to/2hXAqsr

And if you want to learn more about this awesome mushroom, why not taking one of our popular Gourmet Tours, the Truffle Tour (info: http://bit.ly/1oBFZR7).

For more info about What's On near Bergerac, visit our Collection: http://bit.ly/1lyjcno

Posté par Isabelle at www.mydordogneselfcatering.com

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The amazing view from the Château de Marqueyssac in #Dordogne…. so much beautiful countryside to explore and enjoy!

The amazing view from the Château de Marqueyssac in #Dordogne…. so much beautiful countryside to explore and enjoy!

Gorgeous view from an awesome place, Marqueyssac! Thanks for sharing.

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The amazing view from the Château de Marqueyssac in #Dordogne…. so much beautiful countryside to explore and enjoy!

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Flower power: Saffron and so on

Flower power: Saffron and so on

The Dordogne is well known by the foodies as one of THE best region of France for truffles, cepes, foie gras, wine… but did you know that we forget most of the time to list another luxurious ingredient?
Saffron…. also called the "Red Gold of the Black Périgord".

Since the Middle Ages, this spice was cultivated here in the Dordogne valley and despite falling in popularity, it made a victorious come back a decade ago.

From the delicate flower, the "Crocus sativus" with its awesome purple blue petals, you'll get on a good year around 2kgs of saffron, this intensively red stigma or “threads”(the stigma being the female part that receives the pollen). Grown on small explotations with a lot of handwork involved, the price of this luxury spice is around 30 to 40 euros for 1 gram. Keep in mind, that for 1kg of saffron you ll need 250 000 flowers which is 750 000 threads.

2 tips for buying the best saffron :
– Prefer buying threads over powder and the stigma must be intensely red all the way.
– Don't purchase over 2 years old saffron and it has to be sold in a container protected from the light.

More info about the saffron, its many uses…: http://bit.ly/1Ri6Pce

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A Black Diamond just for you

A Black Diamond just for you

Recognised by the gourmet circuit as the best truffle in the world, the Perigord Truffle also called the "Black Diamond" is now part of our list of tours.

A mere 30 mins taxi drive from our self catering holiday accomodation , will bring you to the best place in Dordogne to experience the true meaning of Truffle fever : Pechalifour, near the lovely village of St Cyprien (24220).

Under the knowledgeable supervision of your charismatic host, truffle farmer, Edouard AYNAUD and with the help of his friendly border collies Farah (6 years old) and Lino (7 months), you'll learn the secrets and mysteries of the "Black Diamond" and experience something unique : finding truffles before your very eyes. A magical moment for all public, "wow" effect guaranted and a life changing way to look at this amazing fungus.

Practical info:
Location: Pechalifour (http://www.truffe-perigord.com/)
2 hours orchard visit (8€ per adult, 5€ for children from 10 y old, free under 10) – english speaking guide on site
Half a day session: Tasting in the boutique or during a meal on site.
Truffles products airplane friendly and book written in english by Edouard Aynaud about the "Black Diamond" can be purchased in the boutique.
Please contact us for a quote and to organise this visit & tasting tour.

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