samedi 28 juillet 2018

My favourite French TV programme about gardening

During the holidays, we invite you to do the gardening.
Let's watch :

SILENCE, ça pousse!

Broadcast on France5, July 25th, 2018.

SILENCE ça pousse! is in Hong Kong. Have a look!

https://www.france.tv/france-5/silence-ca-pousse/577661-a-hongkong.html






jeudi 28 juin 2018

I wrote a poem in class



GAMBLE

I remember it all so well

The day I seemed to no longer care

Thoughts and emotions that left me to dwell

Powerless against these demons whom I stare

Remember the words that you told me

About us lasting an infinity

It all seemed unreal so I believed

But I was so blind that I was being deceived

The time spent with you was all pointless

Now all that is left is this strange emptiness

This eternal flame that once was is no more

It followed you as you walked out the door


Time heals all wounds some say

Even the memories have washed away

I no longer believed in such fable

Because in the end it is just….. A Gamble!

J-B Darlin, 1ère L


mercredi 2 mai 2018

Les Vacances

Cette année dans les vacances d'été, je suis allée à Londre avec ma famille. Je crois que c’est absolument fantastique! Normalement, je reste chez moi et ne fais rien.
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Pendant les vacances, nous avons visité beaucoup d'attractions de tourists. le château, le musée de la poste, l'église St. Paul. Je trouve que ces attractions sont très historiques.
Quand nous marchions dans le parc de tourists, j’ai perdu appareil-photo. Il est tout neuf. Immédiatement, ma soeur et moi ont commencé chercher le commissariat. Heureusement, Je l’ai trouvé sur le banc. Après ce fois, je n’oublie jamais à prendre tous les choses avec moi quand je parte.
A deuxième jour, nous sommes allés un parc de neige, nous skiions là mais je me suis brûlée à la jambe en skiant, parce que je n’ai pas vu l’arbre en parlant avec ma amie. Il faisait très mal! J’ai arrivée a l'hopitale avec un ambulance et j’ai resté pour deux semaine avant je pourrais aller chez moi.

mardi 17 avril 2018

My experience

I will be speaking about  McDonald's here in Martinique and maybe we'll find similarities and differences. We aren't open   24 hours; we start at 8:30 in the morning and we close at 23:00 or midnight. Working in a fast food restaurant can be stressful because you have to be on your feet. There's always something that needs to be done and preparing the meals for the customers is the main importance.
Our sandwiches vary compared to the US where there is a wide range of sandwich to choose from. Here in Martinique, we have Royal Deluxe, Royal cheese, Royal bacon, cheeseburgers and hamburgers, the list goes on.
Personally, I don't eat meat, I'm a vegetarian so I've never tried the sandwiches but they taste god apparently.

Darlin J-B, 1ère L


mercredi 7 mars 2018

Haitian cooking


A family meal in Haiti is not necessarily taken together apart on special occasions (wedding, celebration, baptism ...), when the meal is served the person who served the meal draws the dish of each person and calls this one to come and get it back. After being served you go and eat at the place you want.
Haitian recipe


Haitian rice hummmm ... What a delight! Among Haitians, they call this recipe "diri ak pwa" (rice with red kidney beans). This rice is by far the kind that I prefer; it is so tasty that I sometimes eat it without side dishes. Haitians will tell you, rice "chèch" (or dry rice which means rice cooked with red kidney beans with no meat or fish).
Note that this recipe is undeniably a must for the Haitian people. I would even go so far as to say that a Haitian recipe site without the recipe on the picture above is not complete.
There are several kinds of Haitian preparation for rice with peas, rice can be done with a variety of different peas; the cooking process is mainly the same except for the cooking time of the different peas (depending on the type of pea, some will have to be boiled less or longer).
·         Rice with green peas, rice with peas of Lima, rice  with black peas, rice with red pea
Haitian vegetable recipe

The Haitian vegetable recipe is a traditional dish that is by far my favorite. Seriously, I could eat it every day without ever getting bored.
 I confess that at first glance, this pile of boiled and crushed vegetables looks more like a kind of "vegetable meal" not very beautiful to watch, but just take a bite before falling under its charm.
The taste of just seasoned vegetables, whether with beans and rice, white rice, boiled bananas, fried plantain bananas or even simple potatoes, makes this recipe one of the most versatile dishes in Haitian cuisine.
As the name suggests, vegetables are the basis of this recipe. Just like the "soup joumou"( pumpkin soup), one finds many ways to prepare the Haitian vegetables as it  is homemade cooking, but it remains nonetheless the cabbage and the eggplant remain the two essential basic elements in Haitian cooking.


Emmanuella F

mardi 6 mars 2018

After carnival comes Lent

After carnival, we have a forty-day period which is called Lent. During this time, people get closer to God by going to church and eating healthy food. It begins on Ash Wednesday, this year February 14th and ends on Holy Thursday, before the celebration of the Lord's supper. Lent refers in particular to the forty days spent in the desert by the people of Israel, between  their coming out of Egypt and entering the promised land; it also refers to the forty days Christ spent in the beginning of his public life. This number of forty symbolizes the time of preparation for a new beginning.

This time usually corresponds to the dry season in our tropical area which is also called "carême".

Agnès P


After Lent, a period of fast, penance and prayer comes Easter which is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. It is celebrated at church or during a family dinner. There are a lot of Easter eggs, decorations and gifts. In Martinique, we decorate eggs and hide them for children to find them during an egg hunt.

Lindsay A

Soon, we'll celebrate Easter and we'll eat crab "Matoutou" and rice. Matoutou is cooked in a colombo sauce. "Colombo" is stewed meat or fish cooked in a curry sauce with potatoes and carrots cut in dice. Whole families and friends spend the Easter Monday at the beach sipping and eating crab matoutou.

Aurélie M
Crab matoutou


Chicken colombo

We invite you to try our local recipes

A nice blog about Martinican traditions



jeudi 1 mars 2018

Our eating habits

       After taking into account your message about your diet and how you behave at the table, we can say that in Martinique, we do not have a particular way of eating. We eat most often with the family on Sunday around a West Indian meal usually composed of plantains, yam, red kidney beans, with chicken, beef, mutton or codfish.


      At the table, we often talk about everything, about the week and we laugh at it telling one another" milans" which are gossips, attractive talk about small mishaps on even around neighbors, etc...

Aurélie B


      After carnival, comes Lent. Lent is a period of forty days, forty days of abstinence of alcohol, sex and many things people like.
      
      However, during Lent, there is something to respect especially on Fridays: we have to eat fish, a vegetable soup called 'soup Zabitan'. It is a green soup made of green leave vegetables like spinach. We also eat 'titiri' which is very tiny fish, crayfish, cod fritters, vegetarian pepper. On Good Friday, it is a tradition for us to eat only vegetables or shrimp fritters.

Noreen S-L
How to make cod fritters