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Apple and mint chutney by Nikki Legon

Apple and mint chutney by Nikki Legon

A tasty combination...

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Spicy tomato chutney by Nikki Legon

Spicy tomato chutney by Nikki Legon

A delicious tomato chutney..

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Chicken liver paté served on a crostini with red onion marmalade

Chicken liver paté served on a crostini with red onion marmalade

Chicken liver paté served on a crostini with red onion marmalade

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Charentais melon soup by Nikki Legon

Charentais melon soup by Nikki Legon

This light and refreshing soup is ideal served with very thinly sliced Bayonne ham. For vegetarians, serve it with the melon and mint sorbet.

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Useful plants & summer tips

Useful plants & summer tips

Join Trevor Bridge in his jardin potager as he enjoys his summer harvest and explores those plants which are both attractive and useful...

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Changing habitats - the Ornithological Reserve of Saint Cyr near Poitiers (86)

Changing habitats - the Ornithological Reserve of Saint Cyr near Poitiers (86)

Wildlife expert Chris Luck takes a look at how the Ornithological Reserve of Saint Cyr, an important wildlife oasis, came into being beside one of the region’s largest leisure parks…

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Pardon? Watery phrases

Pardon? Watery phrases

Dive in to the world of French expressions with language expert Emma-Jane Lee

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Freewheeling in SW France - cycle routes not to miss!

Freewheeling in SW France - cycle routes not to miss!

Here in SW France we’re blessed with country roads and dedicated cycle paths just perfect for day rides and weekend cycling. Lynette Eyb has some ideas to get you started…

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Living Architecture - Windows and shutters

Living Architecture - Windows and shutters

So far we’ve looked at why the basic structures of our traditional homes look the way they do. We now turn our thoughts to windows & shutters, which not only keep things dry and secure, but can also add a touch of style.

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Le Tour de France 2014 heads to Dordogne

Le Tour de France 2014 heads to Dordogne

On 25-26 July the Dordogne will host two key stages of this year's Tour de France – here's how to get in on the action. 

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