I will begin to share some of daily life, tidbits learned about Bordeaux and life in general. Today it's just a typical salad I made for myself today (there was no one else to share it with!) to demonstrate how easy it is to make a better salad than many restaurants, even in France!
At the store, I buy what looks good (everything!) At home, I have a "no wastage" policy, so I "use up" what I have in the fridge. I try to purchase organic (or "bio" as they say in Europe) products, which actually makes shopping in a large grocery store much easier; it narrows down the choices considerably, even in France. Luckily, the local hypermarché has a couple of "bio" aisles. I like to mix, so that comes in handy, when there are lots of ingredients to mix with!
Salad of the Day "Le Mixe Freshe"A mix of baby greens (red chard, spinach, mâche), walnuts, vine-ripened tomatoes, pieces of red and green bell pepper, chopped olives, sel de Guérande (fleur de sel or large grained salt -- so yummy on the tongue!)
Organic/Bio Ingredients in "Le Mixe Freshe:" Chives, chunks of Comté cheese, two hard boiled eggs ( still warm!), freshly ground pepper, and for the dressing, simply bio EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).