I guess today could qualify as a serene Sunday. Saturday, however, was busy because I decided to go to the supermarket. SuperU was a SuperZoo, because this is a holiday weekend. A lot of zoo-goers are in the area, and hundreds of them were shopping, blocking the aisles in a store they are not familiar with. Checkout lines were as long as I've ever seen them. I'm not sure I'm happy about the increased traffic and the bustle, even though it must be good for the local economy.
At the supermarket I bought some duck legs and wings, and a veal roast. Today I'll make a blanquette de veau — something I've posted about on this blog many times. I also bought some turnips, so one day soon we'll have canard aux navets, another classic French recipe, for our mid-day meal. It will be a more traditional version than the one I made last month using a duck breast or magret.
Anyway, the sunrise yesterday was, well, picturesque. The hamlet is quiet. The nine houses here are occupied right now by nine people — though at least four of the houses are empty this weekend. There's no traffic up here, just two or three kilometers from the crowded zoo, except for the hunters we expect to see and hear — bang, bang! — spending the day in the vineyard.