If you happen to read about me in the about page of this blog you will know that I work in education and it follows that I have a predisposition to learning activities. My brother Andrew (who is so bright his buttons shine) pointed me towards ‘MOOC’s’ – Massive Open On-Line Courses’ and I was . . . → Read More: A MOOCing good thing
This is a very overdue post, but as it was part written you’re going to get it anyway.
France like the UK had a very doubtful summer with wet weather and cool temperatures, as a consequence the local tomato crop was a bit of a disaster attacked relentlessly by Odium (mildew) therefore when out local . . . → Read More: Extending the Season- Making Sun-Dried Tomatoes
If you read my last post you will know that I’ve been very virtuous and walking each day but it also gives me an excuse to look out for fruity autumn treasures and surely there is no doubt that the damson is a real gem.
I love damsons and I chanced upon the most glorious . . . → Read More: Damsons and Retro Puds
Hello, Sandra here again for a guest spot. It’s been ages since I blogged and a lot has happened in the meantime. One major change is that Jim and I are now spending lots of time in Kent, it does have some drawbacks (e.g it’s not France!) but we are lucky enough to be on . . . → Read More: Foraging for Fruits
A summer salad that is very French in it’s conception is Salade aux gesiers (Gizzard Salad), I say very French as most nations in the English speaking world struggle with the idea of eating gizzards but cooked low and slow (confit) they really are delicious. Like 99% of French people we buy ours ready confitted . . . → Read More: Everything but the quack – Salade aux gesiers
As summer wraps its rain soaked charms on France (yes it’s wet in France this year), my thoughts turn in hope to summer cuisine. A simple and frugal favourite is Tapenade bursting with Mediterranean ingredients – Black olives, sharp capers and mouth flavour filling anchovies. Roughly blitzed together with a few other flavours I can . . . → Read More: A taste of summer in the rain
One of the nice things about living where we are in rural France is the area teams with wildlife. We had some bed and breakfast guests stay this weekend who were blown away by the fact that just in the short drive down our access road they say owls, bats, rabbits and deer. I really . . . → Read More: I don’t want to be boaring, but ……
As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.
Joan Gussow (born 1928) is a professor, author, environmentalist and gardener
Just a quick post, I haven’t written anything for a few weeks but it’s going to have to be quick cos I am busy putting in a new kitchen.
I started on Monday and by Friday I have just about managed after several trips to Ikea and the local bricolage to assemble all . . . → Read More: Going going gone!