Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – a delicious radish salad
Radishes have really grown on me since we moved to France. Traditionally here they’re eaten with butter, salt and crusty bread as a simple seasonal appetizer.
What’s on the cheese board this week? Lou Claousou
Well, here’s an unusual cheese for you. Lou Claousou – a raw sheep’s milk cheese from the Occitanie region in the south of France.
Life in the Loire 22 May 2021 – still pivoting!
That’s what they call it isn’t it? Pivoting. Swinging around as if on a pivot. Trying different things.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – easy pork fillet and veggie curry
An easy one pot simple supper that can be rustled up in just a few minutes. You can make it using whatever veg you have in the fridge.
Life in the Loire 10th May 2021 – spare a thought for the animatrice.
So, this weekend I was that woman in the supermarket that you try not to make eye contact with. The one trying to sell you something.
Life in the Loire nearly out of lockdown 3rd May 2021. 3 cats down and bees buzzing!
As the world slowed down so did we. As the skies became calm, so the sound of nature turned up its volume. It’s been a year and a bit now.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – rosemary and anchovy dressing
Fabulous with a rare rib of beef or a juicy bavette, this easy, tasty dressing makes a lovely accompaniment.
Wine education. What’s the cost of frost? How does aspersion work?
The least used (but most effective) way of fighting frost here in the Loire is to use aspersion. Sprinkling water over the vines.
Wine education. So what’s the cost of frost? Lighting candles in the vines.
This past week has been a tough one for growers in the Loire as they battle to save their 2021 crop. So what’s the cost of frost?
Understanding French wine labels. Part one – Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée.
French wine labels can be tricky to understand. The combination of unfamiliar vocabulary and a different language can make it difficult.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – crispy salmon with Vietnamese style cucumber and red onion salad
Crispy salmon, fresh cucumber, red onion and mint all lifted with a hot, sweet and salty dressing. Hot, sweet, salty and tasty!
Life in the Loire 29th March 2021
Two turns of the key in the gate and off I go. Just 200 metres up the hill and there I am. Over 2,200 hectares of vines to explore.