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Can You Die of a Cheese Overdose?

May 15, 2011

Because if I don’t come home, you can be pretty sure that’s what happened.

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What a way to go, though.

Hi, friends! Happy Sunday! We’ve had a relaxing few days here in Semur…the weather has been a little unpredictable—thunderstorms rolling in one minute, then the next minute, perfectly sunny skies.

We’ve still been getting out quite a bit—yesterday, we took a 12k hike around a beautiful lake outside of town.  I didn’t bring my camera along, for fear that it might get wet, but it was really pretty! Plus, it helped us to burn off at least a *little* of our delicious dinner from the night before.  On Friday night, we went to a small restaurant in town called Le Douze (the twelve?).  It was a really great meal—good food and beautiful presentation!

We started with olives:

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And then we moved on to our first course, where I enjoyed tomatoes stuffed with goat cheese:

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So, so good. I don’t know what that purple stuff was, but it made for a really pretty presentation!

Then, my entree arrived, en pappillote:

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Fish! Most of my meals have actually been totally vegetarian here (with a few bites of pate snuck in here and there), but on this night, I was really glad to have some fish!

And then, the obligatory cheese plate:

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Plus dessert:

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Whew! It was a great meal! If you’re ever in the Semur area, I highly recommend Le Douze! ;-)

Last night, we enjoyed pizzas at home:

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…which we burned off this morning while strolling around a neighboring town, Flavigny.  Flavigny’s claim to fame is that it’s the town where the movie Chocolat was filmed—it’s one of my mom’s favorites, so she was especially excited to be there:

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Sadly, Johnny Depp was nowhere to be found.

But, we did have fun exploring the town.  Here are some photo highlights:

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Now, we’re relaxing at the house…tonight, we’re cooking at home!

I hope you’ve had a great weekend…we only have a few days left in Semur, and then it’s off to Paris!

Au revoir!

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2011 4:10 pm

    Ah Paris…I want to go! It looks like you’ve had a beautiful weekend. I’m so glad you’re enjoying yourself!

  2. May 15, 2011 6:00 pm

    Wow – your trip looks like a once in a lifetime experience! Your pics are gorgeous.

  3. May 15, 2011 6:13 pm

    I just posted about the cheesy casserole thing I made. If one can die of dairy/cheese overdoes, between your posts and mine, yes, you can. :)

  4. May 15, 2011 7:28 pm

    The photos of your dinner out look amazinggg. I was reading the other day that only about 1.2% of the French population is veg, so I’m impressed you’ve been finding such amazing options!!

  5. May 15, 2011 10:49 pm

    so beyond jealous =) glad you’re having a blast!!!! and eat away! yum!

  6. mgutowsk permalink
    May 15, 2011 11:02 pm

    I wish you could mail me some cheese!!! Know how guys get a beer belly? I’m sure mine is a cheese belly.

  7. May 16, 2011 12:41 am

    everything looks yummy!

    have fun in Paris!!!!!!

  8. May 16, 2011 12:52 pm

    WOW!!! I love your vacations!!! haha!

  9. greensandjeans permalink
    May 16, 2011 12:58 pm

    I want to go back to Paris so badly! I love your raincoat by the way!

  10. May 16, 2011 4:57 pm

    drooooooooooool- I want those tomatoes stuffed with goat cheese! Sounds like you all are having SO much fun!

  11. May 16, 2011 7:56 pm

    Great eats, the stuffed tomatoes look amazing! And gorgeous pics, looks like you’re having a blast!

  12. May 16, 2011 8:55 pm

    Yes! You’re eating enough soft cheeses to make up for what I can’t have right now. Enjoy Paris!

  13. May 24, 2011 4:35 pm

    Semur looks gorgeous! I can’t wait to see the rest of the country one of these days…

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