Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – roasted carrot, tarragon and ricotta tart
I made this tart last night for our first dinner in the garden and it was so lovely that I thought I’d give you the recipe.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 10th April. Day twenty seven.
Work calls today. We have an on-line meeting at 11h00. We’ve decided to install an on-line booking system onto our website.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 9th April. Day twenty six.
Market day today. I’m looking forward to popping over to Vernou to stock up on supplies for the week after breakfast. My first time since the lock-down.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 8th April. Day twenty five.
First job this morning was to feed ‘Sally’ starter. I added another 50g of flour (25g plain, 25g wholemeal), 50ml of water at 26°C and gave it a stir.
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.