Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – homemade pesto
The basil has gone crazy in the garden but it seems to be a little on the woody side so I decided to make a batch of pesto this morning.
Boudin noir, black pudding. From hate to love…
If you’d have asked me 30 years ago if I would have popped a morsel of boudin noir (or black pudding as we’d call it in England) in my mouth.
What’s going on in the vineyard? 23rd June 2020.
The grapes are starting to form and after two weeks of almost daily rain, the weather has settled and things are looking brighter.
Life in the Loire after lock-down. Weekly update 21st June.
It’s been a wet, wild week punctuated with frequent heavy downpours, occasional hail and the odd moment of bright sunshine.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – Crispy chicken thighs with lemon & thyme beans
I made this for supper last night and it was so easy and so tasty I thought I’d share the recipe with you. My first blog for you, my subscribers.
Life in the Loire after lock-down. 14th June. Day 35 of déconfinement.
And so my friends, today marks the last day of blogging daily. I’ve blogged now for 3 months exactly to the day and so it seems fitting to choose this day.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 13th June. Day 34 of déconfinement.
The internet flickered back on this morning. Just for a brief moment the livebox starting winking at me and then… it was gone again.
Life in the Loire after lock-down. 12th June. Day 33 of déconfinement.
Up early to bake a loaf of bread and then a quick dash round to Louisa’s to check email and write the blog! Still no internet.
Life in the Loire after lock-down. 11th June. Day 32 of déconfinement.
Big day today. It’s five months since I last had my hair cut and today’s the day. Looking forward to being pampered just a little
Life in the Loire after lock-down. 10th June. Day 31 of déconfinement.
First job to day was to take the car into the garage. There’s a problem with the anti pollution thingy that needs to be checked out.
Life in the Loire after lock-down. 9th June. Day 30 of déconfinement.
There’s a lovely spot in the garden that’s giving us real pleasure at the moment. By the border under the tilleuil tree, there’s a border.
Life in the Loire after lock-down. 8th June. Day 29 of déconfinement.
Leaving it until the very last moment, I finally managed to sort out our tax declaration this morning with the help of our accountant about 8 hours before the deadline.