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baked peaches and rosemary

baked peaches and rosemary

Summer is with us and tis the season for last minute invitations to dinner, and easy to prepare food.  This evening is just such a moment.  Friends invited late afternoon,  stuffed vegetables, meat on the grill and rosé wine in the evening sunshine. We have the first...
planning for summer food

planning for summer food

  We’re not in the summer yet, not by a long way, but the spring does seem to be in a hurry to move forward here.  Consequently I’m having to decide very quickly what to plant in our kitchen garden this year.  Since I created the no-dig beds a couple...
cooking with patricia wells – a new video

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...
green lentils and poached eggs

green lentils and poached eggs

In the south of France, we eat lentils at the beginning of the year to bring good luck.    They may or may not work for luck, but what is sure is that they are quite delicious, especially when paired with a poached or fried egg or two.   I thought that after the...
quince jelly – the instant gift

quince jelly – the instant gift

If ever I am caught short without a small gift for an unexpected lunch invite, or just to make a friend smile, I like to  gift a pot of home made jam or jelly. This time of the year in Normandy, is the best time for making quince jelly, we find them at the market, but...

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