Life in the Loire after lock-down. 19th May. Day 9 of déconfinement.
Bad news from the UK. The vineyard where Nigel worked before we moved to France suffered terrible frost damage a few nights ago. 90-100% damage.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 25th April. Day forty two.
It’s a happy day today. Rosie’s birthday. I’m sorry I can’t see her in person but I know she’ll have a happy day and it will be one she won’t forget.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 20th April. Day thirty seven.
I lay in bed listening to the blackbird singing loudly in the garden this morning. He sits on the top of our gate post. A little treat to start the day.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 19th April. Day thirty six.
A dreary day here in the Loire. Grey and dull. It’s trying to rain but not making a very good job of it. A sluggish start in this house.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 13th April. Day thirty.
A rather cloudy start to the day brightened by the first sighting of a Hoopoe in the garden. Hoopoes are such beautiful exotic looking birds.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – crunchy tomato and parmesan crust with cool mozarella and Italian cold meats
A simple summer recipe from Nigel Slater that makes a great warm summer evening dinner. It serves 2 generously or 4 if you have a pud afterwards.
Frost alert again May 6th & 7th
Growers in Vouvray, Montlouis sur Loire, Saumur Champigny, the hills of the Layon in Anjou and Savennières braced themselves for another sleepless night.
Talking about Loire valley wines with Diane of Oui in France
We spent the day with Diane, the American blogger of Oui in France. We met 10 years ago when she spent the day with us and we have remained in contact.
Salon des vins de Loire – tasting with Mathieu Cosme
We were delighted to taste with Mathieu Cosme at the Salon. He’s based in our village and his vineyards are just a short stroll from our house in Noizay.