My good friend and neighbour in the Touraine, The Frugal Gourmet, has invited me to make the occasional guest contribution to his blog. We share a passion for yummy food and frequently swap notes, recipes, meals, produce etc. It’s a great honour, thank you Colin.
In the spirit of the blog and its frugal focus . . . → Read More: makin’ l’epine
I’m ill, Not man flu, it has got to rate as at least a mild cold or le rhume as they would say here in France. I had to pop out to get the bread order earlier today the serveuse enquired after my well being ‘comment ca va bien’ and I mentioned that I was . . . → Read More: Taking My Medicine
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
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