I love cherries… But I rarely buy them.
Considering the fact that everyone around here has their own cherry trees, they are surprisingly expensive to buy.
Maybe the fact that they don’t keep well makes them difficult to get to market in a timely fashion so the cost is higher.
Fortunately, we have a source.
Did I mention that
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When I had my very first potager here in France I planted rhubarb.
I have always loved rhubarb.
My mother made at least two Rhubarb Custard Pies for the annual Mother’s Day family feast and countless Rhubarb Crisps during the rest of May.
They were my two favorite desserts, even surpassing chocolate.
At the end of the season she cut …
What, you may ask is going on chez nous?
Two cakes in less than six months?
There was the
Carrot Cake at the end of June…..
And now this.
We had another small dinner party and I’ve decided that I am capable of making desserts.
This was ever so much easier than the Carrot Cake (no grating thumbs this time) …
I’ve made 4 plum clafoutis so far this summer.
I’m having a slice as I type this (trying to not get the keyboard sticky).
Traditionally the French use cherries – un-pitted.
But I have plums.
They’re little, tiny plums, about the size of a cherry and packed with flavor.
I’ve also made clafoutis with peaches, nectarines, big plums and even … Continue reading.....
There's nothing new, chez nous.
The weather has been horrid, cold and rainy.
I finally succumbed to
mon mari's pleading and lit a fire in the stove today.
The temperature outside is in the mid-60's.
The temperature inside is in the low-60's.
So, we have a fire and I can be warm and pretend …
Nothing like slapping a coat of paint on the house to really tart things up!
And make all the other stuff look tacky and dirty.
I wonder….. should I paint the cow trough in front?
The last wall was done today.
You can see our painter hiding in the fig trees….
He still has a few bits to tidy up …
Early update because…..
The Babes have been baking again!
Check back tomorrow to see what mischief we’ve been up to this month.
In the meantime,
mon mari has not been basking in his accomplishments.
First, he finished the frame around the opening between the kitchen and the hall.
Notice the green door frame?
Second, he finished the frames around the …
The pressure is building.
The date of the move is closing in and, in time-honored fashion, everyone needs something done yesterday; something signed immediately and hand delivered.
I can either open the tap and spew forth billions of negative words; ranting and raving; complaining about this and bemoaning that; which might make me feel better but would really be of …