Category Archives: Art photography

Cooking in good company..

For those of us who live in Northern Europe the month of August has, by dint of coincidental school holidays,  become the accepted time of the year for the family seaside vacation which is unfortunate as, in my memory, those thirty one … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Art photography, Cooking, Digital photography, Eggs, Elizabeth David, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 50 Comments

It’s not big, it’s not funny and it’s not clever…

but that’s prawns for you. ( from “Hi,Koo”, the No Theatre adaptation of “Hallo, Dolly”)

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I got the bleus..du ciel, de la mer..the summertime bleus.

It might surprise you to hear that I’ve been ranting quite a lot over the last day or two, although surprise may not be first among the emotions felt, by those of you who know me well, on hearing that unsurprising news. I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, anchovies, Art photography, Chicken, Cooking, Cuisine bourgeoise, Digital photography, Emotion, family, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, gigot, harmony, Humour, Ile d'Oleron, Mediterranean food, Memory, Photography, photography course, summer, Uncategorized, Vendee, wine, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 46 Comments

Time rich…

I spent all of yesterday afternoon melting some onions and tomatoes for a tortilla. It takes time for onions to melt into an incomparable sweet savoury fondant and more time for tomatoes to transform into  a sticky palate stinging jam. … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Andy Harris, Art photography, beans, Cookery Writers, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Fruit, Garden, Herbs and Spices, Olive oil, Pea Pods, Peas, Photography, pomegranate, Recipes, Shopping, Sumac, Tahini, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

Hot day, blazing chillies, cold pasta…

Eating outside on a hot, still day, in the shade of the house is a pleasure that I keenly anticipate throughout the winter months. Most enjoyable of these moments are the impulsive, unpremeditated occasions when it just seems like the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Art photography, Cooking, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Italian food, Olive oil, pasta, peppers, Photography, photography course, tomatoes, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Weather, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

looking for somewhere nice to go for a drink?

Within a few paces of the garden gate lies a peaceful refuge in the true chauvinist spirit of France. In the baker’s dozen of years that I have passed in this hamlet I have yet to see a female in this “cave”. This … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, aperitif, apples, Art photography, Digital photography, Drinks, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, friendship, Fruit, harmony, lifestyle, Photography, photography course, Uncategorized, Vendee, Wine, wine, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 44 Comments

Not fooling with my cherry….

Ripe, red cherries remove my will power and, at the first bite, stir old memories of climbing ladders into cherry trees laden with fruit that looked like jewelry, of finding that all cherries were not red, of delighting in the beauty of … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Art photography, cherries, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Fruit, Photography, photography course, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 40 Comments

More dommage than hommage….

Pictures taken with phones are today’s Polaroids which made me think of Hockney’s Joiners….which led to this memory of the Jardin du Palais Royal

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It appears that I may be a man of great expectations…..

A pin ball wizard I am not, but it does appear as though the ball that I hopefully fired some months ago has avoided the first pitfalls, rung some bells, set some lights flashing and is now rushing towards ….who … Continue reading

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An empty vessel….making very little noise…

At a time when much of the surrounding world is flooded, I am feeling completely drained. I am content, but without impetus. This inertia has led me to take pictures of inert and empty objects. In truth, most of my … Continue reading

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