I often make Tartine de Chèvre et Poire (Pear and Goat’s Cheese Open Sandwich) when I want a quick, light meal.
As I was going through the list of ingredients used, I realised that it is not only what’s on the plate, but also who’s on the plate! Apart from the Chèvre, this is truly a salad showcasing our region and our producers, along with our own garden and a couple of homemade staples. So who is on the plate… Continue reading
When we made the tree change nearly two years ago, we brought with us 40 plus fruit trees to be planted. One of these trees is a Paradise Pear…
Now that they are all happily growing in our garden, they are still too young to produce any substantial crops, and this year the Paradise Pear has borne just two beautiful little fruit that have had me intrigued about their texture and flavour, and most of all, what I would be doing with them in the future! Continue reading
Some months ago, we took our first drive from our new home, across the mountains, to beautiful Bright – what a treat. The drive is an easy five to six hours, and the scenery is simply sensational! As we climbed the winding roads, the scenery continued to change. There were eagles soaring, incredible panoramas and great anticipation for a fun few days ahead. It was autumn and Bright in autumn is always a stunning canvas of autumnal colour. Continue reading
This week I held a one-on-one cooking class for a wonderful new friend, and fellow volunteer from the Garden for the Community at Stratford, Maggie. She wanted to learn how to make my gluten free Weed Pies – I continue to be fascinated how popular these pies are. I did a blog on them last year and whenever I serve them up they are a hit – they have been served at lunches, morning teas, even the opening of the local Stratford Shakespeare Festival a couple of months ago! Continue reading
Figs evoke such wonderful memories…
To eat figs off the tree in the very early morning, when they have been barely touched by the sun, is one of the exquisite pleasures of the Mediterranean. (Elizabeth David)