French food (Page 8)

The French do food really well. They especially do slow food exceptionally well. Take the Boeuf Bourguinon. Slow cooking not only makes your meat so very very tender, it also gives you the opportunity to try tastier (not to mention cheaper) cuts of meat. Yet the most important thing, is it gives you time. You prepare and let it cook, and cook, and cook. Whilst you do something else. Very French.

If you have read my earlier gardening posts you understand that I classify myself as a Garden Virgin.  I suspect no matter how many years I garden, in future I will still think of myself as such.  Why? Because other than the occasional foray into ‘how to?’ on the internetRead More →

I love and appreciate the differences between cultures. Prime example… When the English hear we have a pet duck the general response is ‘awwwww, how cute, adorable, what fun’, put in own adjective to demonstrate a lovely feeling. When the French realise we have a pet duck, after a quizzicalRead More →

We have ducks and chickens, and amongst the chickens 3 types of hens. Consequently, we get 4 different types of eggs. Of course this is dependent on all of them laying. We do have one slacker in the chicken world, who lays only when the weather is sunny and warm.Read More →

Giving up my garden virginity willingly at PumpjackPiddlewick

I recently lost my garden virginity. There, I admit it. I have come to gardening late in life, but happily I can now boast that I have found a great and new passion. My Retiring Past In the past, I would have declared easily that I had a brown thumb.Read More →