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spring in the garden – a pleasure to share

Spring really is just around the corner now and I am very excited about a special event that I’ll tell you about in just a minute…..   First though I have to say that the snowdrops in my garden are in full bloom, and the daffodils only need a day or two before they open up bright yellow and I can hardly wait to get back out there and start planning and hoping all over again. Don’t you think this early spring in the garden is one of the best moments?!    Full of promise, and...

cooking with patricia wells – a new video

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend time with Patricia Wells at her cooking school in St Germain in  Paris.   She welcomed me in with a camera and she showed me how to make her ‘magic  mushroom soup’, a wonderful recipe from her new book called My Master Recipes that is released at the beginning of March, and is already available on pre-sales here.Patricia is great fun, she is lively and passionate about her work and her food, and I really enjoyed our day together, and the...

it’s all in the detail – the painted papers of antoinette poisson

At the end of a little paved courtyard on a quiet street in the 11th arrondissement in Paris, lies an atelier where magic is made.  Antoinette Poisson was created in 2012 by Julie Stordiau, Vincent Farelly & Jean-Baptiste Martin, each trained in the restoration of old wall paper.    They shared a love for 18th century design, and actually came up with the idea of Antoinette Poisson while working on the renovation of a chateau in Auvergne, central France. They found scraps of 18th century...

spas in paris

Many people are making plans to visit Paris in the coming months, and at My French Country Home we are happy to help you find your way around and open our Paris address book for you.  Today it is all about spas in Paris. This is the time of year, when the winter and the cold have been going on just about long enough. I find myself dreaming of warmer places or failing that a hot water soak in a gorgeous spa. Luckily for me, Paris is not far, and I have my favourite spa addresses, recommended to...

roses to the rescue

  Here in the northern hemisphere we are at that time of the year where we need a serious dose of colour and floral softness.   Today my desk is coloured with roses.  The great thing about flowers is that they don’t have to be sophisticated or complicated.   With the garden still in winter mode, and able to offer little more than greenery, this is the time when I’m grateful for good florists who keep their store well stocked with temptation in all colours. These beautiful...

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