Life in the Loire on lock-down. 7th April. Day twenty four.
My yesterday’s bread was not voted the favourite so far it has to be said. It rose well and has great flavour but seems a bit dry.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 6th April. Day twenty three.
Soft rain is falling this morning. It’s a good rain Nigel says. Gentle and constant. Perfect, because yesterday he spent the afternoon patching up the lawn.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 5th April. Day twenty two.
What do you need after a late night with friends? A cooked English breakfast that’s what. There’s nothing to beat it! Minor detail the friends weren’t here!
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 4th April. Day twenty one.
Nigel turned over in bed this morning and said, “I’ve made the cocktails for tonight! We’re having rhubard bellinis and I just made them in my dream”.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 3rd April. Day twenty.
I would make the world’s worst reporter in a time of crisis. Cathy goes to visit healthcare staff on the front line (she holds back tears).
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 2nd April. Day nineteen.
Squirrels are cute aren’t they? Especially the sweet little red ones that we find here in the Loire with their bushy tails, acrobatically leaping about.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – Bloomer
With all this time on my hands I’ve been doing a lot of baking and a lot of bread making. Today I made a ‘Bloomer’, a traditional English loaf.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 1st April. Day eighteen.
I’m a day late getting my monthly newsletters out. Totally inexcusable. It’s not as if I’ve been too busy is it. I hope my subscribers will forgive me.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. Tuesday 31st March. Day seventeen.
Are we alone or do you have a favourite mug too? In our house we have a selection of mugs. Some are ok for tea, others for coffee and some we avoid.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. Monday 30th March. Day sixteen.
Another frosty start to the day. It seems like temperatures are going to be low for most of the week. I think of the vignerons often at the moment.
Life in the Loire on lock-down? Sunday 29th March. Day fifteen.
It seemed like a busy morning which seems impossible as there was absolutely nothing to achieve. The clocks springing forward an hour probably contributed.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. Saturday 28th March? Day fourteen.
Last night before going to bed I rustled up the ingredients for a no-knead bread loaf. Could it really be that easy I asked myself. Well the answer is yes!