There’s a big holiday coming up in the US – the ultimate summer picnic / party day.
The 4th of July is Wednesday, aka: Independence Day.
We have a similar one here – 14 juillet, aka: Bastille Day.
The two holidays have many things in … Continue reading.....
I've served this salad often, always to rave reviews.
The recipe is for two (as we are two) but if you add another chicken breast, a bit more potato, a few more shallots and a some more lettuce, it easily serves 4 for a light … Continue reading.....
If it seems like that is all we're eating lately, well… It is.
I did mention that I planted too much lettuce.
I used a mix of red and green Romaine for this, as well as … Continue reading.....
We’ve been eating a lot of salads.
As usual, I planted enough lettuce to feed all of France.
As usual, I hate to see it go to waste.
So we’ve been eating a lot of salads.
If you want recipes on how to make salad … Continue reading.....
I pulled the last of the radishes this week.
Why is it that, regardless of how many we eat, the last bit is always overwhelming.
I pickled some – but that will be another post (pickled radishes?!?)
Sliced radishes are a great addition to salads…. … Continue reading.....
My garden is confused.
We had cool, very dry weather all through June and the first part of July.
We had cool, very wet weather for two weeks followed by hot, very wet weather.
My garden went from barely growing to jungle in the last … Continue reading.....
Are you a Ma'am or a Miss?
A Sir or a Dude?
Do you cringe when total strangers get overly familiar or do you think it's friendly?
When we left the US, oh those many long years ago, people, for the most part, still treated … Continue reading.....
Mon mari has found a lovely place under a big shade tree to work on his doors and windows.
He set-up laid an old door across the back of the trailer, strung some cord and he’s in business. Other than the odd bit of bird … Continue reading.....
The weather has been lovely, warm and sunny (although we are desperate for rain) and has been busy painting and repairing.
One of the more challenging projects was to extend the shutters on the door opening onto Juliette’s Balcony.
There had originally been a door … Continue reading.....
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 … Continue reading.....