Found: ground cloves!

Maybe I'm just blind, but I have looked and looked for ground cloves and never found them in the five years I've been in Lyon - until this week, that is.

Bahadourian sells a 100g bag for only €2.95, both in their stores and online.

Pumpkin pie, molasses spice cookies, and better zucchini bread... here I come!

Starbucks at Monoprix!

Now available on the shelves at Monoprix (and coming soon to their online store):

Starbucks® Guatemala Antigua
"Our coffee buyers love this elegant coffee. With great depth of flavor, a luxurious texture, intriguing cocoa tones and soft nut flavors, it's no wonder."

Starbucks® Ethiopia Sidamo
"From the birthplace of coffee comes Sidamo - highly prized by coffee tasters all around the world for its fleeting, floral aroma and bright yet soft finish."

Starbucks® Sumatra
Rich, smooth, velvety and woodsy, with a distinct earthiness. No wonder it's our most popular single-origin coffee. We love the heavy, full body and the deep, intense aroma.

Starbucks® House Blend (also available for Tassimo)
"Starbucks signature blend and our most popular coffee. Ever. Light- to medium-bodied, this deliscious blend of Latin American beans defines the distinctive flavor of Starbucks."

Potluck for 'la rentrée'! You're invited!

The summer vacations are ending and the 'rentrée scolaire' is just around the corner. To kick off the year, the International Christian Community of Lyon is hosting a potluck BBQ and has extended the invitation to readers of Lyon Eats.
Who: Us, them, lots of cool people

What: potluck BBQ, BYO meats and salad/dessert to share. Drinks and expert grill masters provided.

When: 6pm on Sunday the 30th of August

Where: 6 rue Albert Thomas, 69300 in Caluire (short walk from métro Cuire)

* RSVP by email to Mike at mdigena(AT)gmail.com
(He won't put you on a mailing list, but if you're lucky one day you'll get to try his wife's amazing Italian cooking.)

Found: Fresh corn on the cob and U-pick it farm

That's right! Fresh sweet corn is available at Chapeau de Paille, just outside of Lyon in l'Ain. You can buy an ear for 50 centimes or 25 ears for 18 euros.

Visit the Chapeau de Paille website to find out what's in season on the Fraiseochamp U-pick it farm, which includes fresh flowers and herbs as well as fruits and vegetables. Happy picking!

Route de Montluel
01120 THIL
Tel: 04 78 06 27 28