A traditional drink here in France is Sirop de Coquelicot or Poppy Syrup, but commercially it is only found in specialist delicatessens at an eye opening price.
Common Field Poppy
The Poppy has a firm place in culinary culture, most people are used to the idea of poppy seeds which are much used in . . . → Read More: Sirop de Coquelicot
Had lunch recently at the Gerbe D’Or in Loches, a lovely little restaurant just off the Place du Ble in the centre of Loches. Its only been open about 3 or 4 years but has acquired a reputation for good dining at reasonable prices, in fact booking for lunch is normally necessary.
However despite the . . . → Read More: Gerbe D’Or
As threatened (sorry I mean promised) I am just putting up a post about Elderflower Champagne.
Initially I thought about putting up the recipe, and describing my adventures in making it, but… there are recipes galore, a quick google will give you more than you need and making Elderflower Champagne is a pretty poor adventure.
. . . → Read More: Making Bubbles – Elderflower Champagne
I cooked up the sausages that I made on my ‘Making Sausages’ post last week, a photo is below.
They look rubbish don’t they lol. They were in fact generally agreed to be delicious and I feel inspired to make more and to expand my repertoire.
I am visiting friends this weekend for a . . . → Read More: More on Making Sausages
As promised in my post, The Essence of this Blog, I have decided to do some sausage making. I have always been interested in traditional recipes and of course few things are more traditional than sausages and other forms of charcuterie.
Living here in France you would think that I would be spoilt for choice . . . → Read More: Making Sausages