Monthly Archives: November 2011

I’ll follow the sun… with a smoked salmon tart in tow.

The sun has resolutely decided to keep shining, steadfastly ignoring any rumours of winter,  which is a good thing if you are a food photographer working with daylight. One of the bad things for such a photographer would be a … Continue reading

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Fire and ice…..

Firstly, I’m sorry Mary, but I had to use the title! A chilly morning saw me filling the log basket from the stock that I keep in the dépendance that is close to our back door which I need not … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Cooking, Creme Caramel, family, harmony, lifestyle, photography course, Writing | 23 Comments

Great expectations….

As the November sun started to sink below the horizon our infallible Tomtom ( a good example of an oxymoron) was guiding us down unmade tracks that the French laughingly call the D772 or some such euphemistic title. Whilst Jenny … Continue reading

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A look at the fruit that started all the trouble….

On account of our adopted “heure de souper”, I find that I shoot less cooked dishes during the winter months owing to the early fading of daylight. The advantage of this is that I have more time, and inclination, to … Continue reading

Posted in Digital photography, Food and Photography, harmony, photography course, Still life | 10 Comments

Ruminations on a weekend well spent….

A weekend filled with accomplishments was crowned with the simplest Sunday lunch eaten at the right time of day. That time is not in the middle of a precious sun filled November day, but at the end moment when light surreptitiously ceases … Continue reading

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In reply to the call for chocolate…

Today has involved creative work of a different kind. Jenny and I have been dismantling perfectly nice pieces of old furniture and distressing them. I’ve never thought of getting rid of stress by distressing something else. Destressed by distress is … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, cake, Chocolate, Food and Photography, Jamie Oliver, photography course, Photography holiday, Writing | 12 Comments

Landscapes in November in the French countryside and a gallery of food pictures…

This mild November weather is producing a different set of landscapes than those that I would normally be shooting at this time of year. Azure skies have replaced the duns, ochres and golds of traditional Autumn with an equally dramatic … Continue reading

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The view from the bridge….

This is a part of France that is amongst the multitude that I have not previously visited. I may have hurtled through them or round them on a motor way with my eyes glued to the road or the rear … Continue reading

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Baby it’s cold outside…..

The chillies from the Palmers – mushroom guides and walnut oil producers of this parish – are a mixed bunch. They’re blowing hot and cold – the chillies that is – but they certainly look cool. I love chillies. They … Continue reading

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Gmail account restored!

Just to say that my Gmail account has been restored – I’m now available again on stowellr@gmail.com

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