We continued heading south and decided to stop at a beautiful castle just twenty minutes outside Budweis.
The caste was, unfortunately, already closed for the day, but we were able to enjoy it from the outside!
We had some traditional Turkish coffee after sightseeing- it was interesting… Lots of sediment.
Gearing up for a big dinner in Chambery tonight!
Toasted baguette with creamy chèvre, coffee, and a super ripe nectarine!
A very light breakfast. Saving my appetite for a big Sunday lunch in Moutiers:)
This was our alarm clock today at 7am. Each cow has a giant bell around her neck. So cute, I’m not even mad.
Simple and delicious! I love the local Savoie butter. It’s so creamy. It tastes of sweet fresh cut grass and mild cheese. Yum!
More yummy jam…
Plus pics of the chalet, per my mom’s request:)
Mmmm…. I love France and that I’m a great cook 😉 On the menu today- Pain perdu avec abrigot et fromage blanc. Nourriture délicieuse!
I made French toast with cream, eggs, salt, and a touch of nutmeg. The baguette was VERY stale, so I let the bread soak for a long time. I toasted it in plenty of butter over low heat so the exterior got brown, crisp, and caramelized while the interior stayed rich and custardy- Parfait! J’aime la nourriture Française!
I melted some apricot jam and cut up some fresh apricots. Then I plopped a generous portion of fromage blanc in the middle and topped it all with the melted jam, fresh apricots and alpine flowers. Served it with some bitter French roast coffee and voila- breakfast!
What a lovely Alpine morning! After a leisurely walk whilst picking beautiful flowers (to flower aficionados: yes, those are ranunculus, and yes, they grow wild here!), I had toasted pain de campagne, or country bread, with butter and apricot preserves from the Savoie region. Why can’t our apricots taste this good? The jam is sooooo flavorful. Fruity and floral with the most concentrated apricot flavor. I think I’m going to buy thirty of these little jars so I can bathe in it! I also had a great cup of strong French roast coffee and some sweet and tangy cherries.
We still haven’t made it to a proper grocery store, but I’m very happy with this tasty breakfast! Gas station croissant with slices of Comte cheese, apple and English breakfast tea I stashed in my bag at a hotel 🙂 Can you believe the view from my kitchen window?!?
Unfortunately we had to have the rental car back to Lyon by 10am 😦 We had a quick breakfast on the go. Luckily, stores are open on Mondays at 7am 😉