Everyone has a favorite barbecue sauce.
This is mine.
Even when I lived in the US, with all of the bottled sauces available, I made my own.
The recipe has changed over the years, based on taste and availability of ingredients.
And it varies depending on what I’m basting with it.
At first glance it seems like a lot of … 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.
1. A fresh, clean, new garden. A spot is chosen, the top bit of ground, with all the growing stuff,
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Yes, I know that half the world is still enjoying summer – but it’s the end of summer and soup is a wonderful way of preserving all those beautiful summer and fall vegetables.
I also know that the other half of the world is still enjoying (?) winter – and what’s more welcoming than a warming bowl of soup? Plus, … Continue reading.....
I’m not sure what’s going on in my garden at night.
I have radishes turning into big, hulking bullies.
That could be the result of lack of discipline on my part as chief (and only) gardener.
I accept the blame.
What’s wrong with this picture?
I planted 2 types of courgette: the green, striped, traditional one (known as zucchini … Continue reading.....
Saturday we took our trusty trailer and went to get the shopping…..
It occurred to me, half way to Bordeaux, that the trusty trailer might not be big enough to handle the shopping…..
Mon mari had no such doubts.
Between the back of the car and the trailer, we managed, but there was a lot of groaning and complaining by … Continue reading.....
Until I actually started my own compost pile I thought compost was a smelly pile of garbage one kept behind the garage.
Now I know better.
Compost, done correctly, doesn't smell.
It can be kept right on the kitchen counter if you like.
This will be a short post; composting is simple.
First: What goes in the compost pile?
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When we lived in the Vendée we had over 100 rose bushes – only 1 planted by me and that because it was a gift.
Here we have 5 rose bushes. I appreciate them so much more.
Each one is unique, pretty and has a scent that makes me want to bury my nose every time I walk by.
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Radish, Fennel and Lettuce Salad
They are always such a wonderful idea.
They are always so much fun to plan.
Reality happens…. Along with the weeds, the pests, the watering and the summer holiday when the whole thing turns into an unkempt jungle.
Over the next few Sundays I will share my vast amounts of knowledge about … Continue reading.....