Yes, I know I shouldn’t have, but I couldn’t resist that title.
They’re not wearing anything and they are Blondes!
Blondes being the local beef cattle…. and the sun was shining.
In the Vendee the cattle were Charolais.
The local farmer just let them out into this pasture, cows, newly-born calves and bulls, and they appeared …
We have a proper balcony!
mon mari thinks it will also work as a good spot for the lawn tractor.
It doesn’t have a railing, so no puppies at the moment. Bonnie rolled off the step during her nap the other day…. Poor thing was so surprised (and a wee bit embarrassed). It might not be so funny if …
Continue reading..... We're in Italy – but here is the final bit on gardens – maintenance. And a new recipe.
An ode to the hoe.
Or how to maintain your garden, weed-free, the easy way.
There are two kinds of gardens.
A fresh, clean, new garden. A spot is chosen, the top bit of ground, with all the growing stuff,
I've been serious about vegetable gardesn for about 7 years now….
After the first years of too much work and frustration, I think I've figured out the best way to get maximum yield with minimum work – at least, for me.
I shall pass on my (limited, but well-earned) words of wisdom.
First, rotate your 'crops' each year as best …
I’ve been playing with stuff this summer.
Or rather playing with stuffing stuff this summer.
I stuffed and smoked this
Pork Tenderloin in June.
It was delicious.
But I wanted spirals.
So I tried it using turkey cutlets with these
Grilled Turkey Rolls in July.
So I thought I’d give the pork another try.
First I had to …
Summer has arrived here in the Lot et Garonne.
I packed away my sweatshirts and winter jacket – for the third, and I hope last time until next winter.
It was hot yesterday.
So we hauled firewood.
It's a hard dirty job anytime but in hot, humid weather – well, it's good exercise…..
It took us 3 trips …
Continue reading..... Brined and Grilled Cornish Hens
I’ve had a crazy, busy week: my s-i-l flew over last Friday to help us pack…. And OMG, did we ever get a lot done! All of the fussy stuff is packed, most of the books (not the cookbooks) and everything that needs dusting. Our house looks rather bare but it’s a good feeling seeing …
Finally, it didn't rain; it wasn't cold; mon mari got to wield the tongs again.
It's Barbecue Season!
Grilled Glazed Lamb Chops
4 – 6 lamb chops
3 tbs sherry 2 tbs sherry wine vinegar 1 tbs honey 1 tbs olive oil 1/2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp dried rosemary
Mix all ingredients except chops in a small bowl. Put …