Monthly Archives: July 2012

In the pudding club?

There’s a limit to how excited a body can be. I know that such a conception would be  anathema to any self respecting PR person but I’m only concerned with humans. Anticipation and imagination will always be keener than the … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Cream, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Fruit, Panna Cotta, Panna Cotta, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, raspberries | 46 Comments

Algy’s gone and Al Fresco’s arrived….

It’s rush hour. It must be as I can just hear a motor bike in the distance over the deep silence that is the beginning of a summer’s day. This is the summer moment that I wait for throughout the … Continue reading

Posted in Almonds, BBQ, Cheese, Cooking, Coulommiers, Digital photography, Fish, Flat parsley, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Fruit, Herbs and Spices, lifestyle, Mediterranean food, Nuts, peaches, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Pine Nuts, sardines, seafood, Writing | 37 Comments

An appointment with Algy…

Half full or half empty is more than just a  rhetorical question when it comes to a swimming pool. Anything other than full is “broken” or “empty”. Algy, the green goblin, has beaten me into submission. He gobbles up the … Continue reading

Posted in Algae, Digital photography, lifestyle, Photography, summer, swimming pool, Uncategorized, Writing | 32 Comments

Rat shit, bat shit, cat shit……

Brown gold is the euphemism, but farming’s awash with shit. It’s the fuel that keeps the whole thing running or so it seems to me. I know nitrates are bad, bad things but they don’t smell as bad as pig … Continue reading

Posted in Digital photography, Farming, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, lifestyle, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, summer, Uncategorized, Writing | 41 Comments

Give peas a chance..

When all is said and done, which moment has certainly never occurred in this household or in my memory of saying and doing things. I dread reaching the point where “all is said”, and with the rate of attrition of … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Cream, Digital photography, Eton Mess, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Fresh peas, Fruit, Pea Pods, Peas, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, strawberries, Strawberries and cream, Uncategorized, Writing | 41 Comments

Dance like nobody’s watching

Dance like nobody’s watching.

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…and if one green pea should accidentally fall.

,,,there would have been a lot of cursing. I bought ingredients and took pictures of them today. I’m very pleased with this picture of a pod full of peas – maybe I won’t be as happy with it tomorrow.

Posted in Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Fresh peas, Pea Pods, Peas, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Uncategorized, Vegetables | 23 Comments

The Goat of many colours that my mama gave to me…

I have just noticed that Tennessee produces some fine goat cheeses which leads me to surmise that it was Dolly’s original intention to sing her about her goat rather than the unfortunate fashion choice of her mother which resulted in … Continue reading

Posted in bread, Cheese, Cooking, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Garrigue, goat cheese, Herbs and Spices, Lavender, Le Midi, Mediterranean food, Olive oil, peppers, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Provence, Rosemary, Thyme, Wine, Writing | 38 Comments

I get no kick from Champagne…

A likely tale, however it’s the title I have chosen for my piece as guest blogger on Nicky Cahill’s “Salt & Sparkle”. Check it out.

Posted in Cooking, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Landscapes, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Writing | 9 Comments

Lots of new pictures on my new WordPress.org site http://www.rogerstowell.com

It’s up and running and I’m down and out for the moment. I’m sure .org is worth it in the end, I just want to be there at the end which seems a long way away. I’m still going to … Continue reading

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