News from France – Articles – Course Updates

Find the latest news from France including articles and holiday course updates from John and Alex at L’Age Baston, France.

 
 
  • Painting Outside with Artist Susie Hunt

    Painting Outside with Artist Susie Hunt

    Painting Outside Hello, My name is Susie Hunt and I’m an Artist and Tutor based in Aberdeenshire. I’ve been doing a lot of painting outside recently and as I’m sure you can imagine, painting outside where I live in Scotland […]

     
  • Capturing the Light by Artist Jennifer Johnson

    Capturing the Light by Artist Jennifer Johnson

    The last few days here in South Devon have been wall to wall sunshine and they have put me in mind of another four weeks teaching at L’Age Baston this summer, something to really look forward to. The pleasures of […]

     
  • French Inspired Easter Feast Menu Suggestions

    French Inspired Easter Feast Menu Suggestions

    L’Age Baston Easter Feast Menu It’s official. Alexandra really enjoys cooking. This is probably just as well as she spends a lot of time in the kitchen in the summer. You already know Alex puts superb meals on the table […]

     
  • Fennel & Orange Salad Recipe

    Fennel & Orange Salad Recipe

    Fennel & Orange Salad This is a straightforward Fennel & Orange Salad recipe. One of the reasons I like it is that you can prepare the dish some time in advance and it won’t spoil. Salads and crudités are much […]

     
  • Easter Gigot of Salt Marsh Lamb Recipe

    Easter Gigot of Salt Marsh Lamb Recipe

    Gigot D’Agneau pour Paques (Easter Leg of Lamb) This is a super Salt Marsh Lamb recipe with fantastic ingredients and essentially so simple. Remember salt-marsh lamb is young and should have very little fat. If your joint has lots of […]

     
  • Flan Maraichin Recipe

    Flan Maraichin Recipe

    Flan Maraichin (Custard Tart) Recipe This Flan Maraichin recipe comes from the Marais area of the Vendée. A little to the north-west of La Rochefoucauld. It is usually served at the end of a festive Easter Meal with strawberries or […]

     
  • April Fish – Poisson d’avril in France

    April Fish – Poisson d’avril in France

    April Fools Day – Poisson d’avril in France In England you have April Fools Day and in France we have “Poisson d’avril”. It’s the same kind of thing; practical jokes on family and friends, jokes and hoaxes to catch the […]

     
  • Roast Goose with Cognac Sauce Recipe

    Roast Goose with Cognac Sauce Recipe

    Roast Goose with Cognac Sauce Geese are bonier than other poultry and have larger rib cages so weight for weight, a goose will feed fewer people than a turkey or large chicken. The benefit being that although they have a […]

     
  • Welcome New Painting Tutor Susie Hunt

    Welcome New Painting Tutor Susie Hunt

    New Painting Tutor – Artist Susie Hunt “When I was very young I would explore the countryside around my home in Kent. Discovering what I believed to be secret places, I would seek to understand them more thoroughly through drawing […]

     
  • Walnut, Pear and Roquefort Salad Recipe

    Walnut, Pear and Roquefort Salad Recipe

    Walnut Pear and Roquefort Salad “Alex and I rise with the dawn eager for the new days’ delights of autumn and the walnut harvest. We joke and chaff happily as we pick them up. Sometimes we sing jolly walnut-picking folk […]

     
  • L’Age Baston Launches Own SketchBooks!

    L’Age Baston Launches Own SketchBooks!

    Hello, It’s John Barber here writing to say that I am delighted to announce that L’Age Baston now has it’s own sketchbooks.  They are gold embossed with the famous ‘hound’ logo and almost 20cm square so perfect to carry around […]

     
  • Bonjour a Chris Forsey!

    Bonjour a Chris Forsey!

    Chris Forsey comes with all the skills and experience you could need in a tutor and the reputation for being an excellent, entertaining teacher and nice guy to boot. Chris started teaching in 1999 and holds workshops and teaches regularly […]

     
  • Thinking of going on a Walking Holiday this Summer?

    Thinking of going on a Walking Holiday this Summer?

    Enjoy a L’Age Baston Walking Holiday Hosted by owners Alex and John and their delightful team of family, tutors and helpers. They are experts at making you feel at home and want you to enjoy the Château as much as […]

     
  • Thinking of taking a Painting Course this summer?

    Thinking of taking a Painting Course this summer?

    Well why not try L’Age Baston where we have been running Painting courses for over 20 years.  Château L’Age Baston is an historic house that dates back to the 14th century. It has over 20 acres of rural beauty and […]

     
  • L’Age Baston Valentine Pudding

    L’Age Baston Valentine Pudding

    If you are wondering what to make for your loved one’s dessert this evening, look no further.  Here is a delicious gooey chocolate Valentine Pudding that everyone loves!  I placed a little heart cutter on the top before dusting to get […]