Well, that just puts the cherry on the cake…..

The oven is dead, long live the oven. In the words of Ambrosiana -” that puts the cherry on the cake” – a strangely inappropriate phrase as making a cake is not on the cards at the moment, and also a rather unfair use of the phrase that I talked her out of using on her own post last night. It appears all is fair in blog and war. I use the word “oven” advisedly as when Jenny and I were nervously saying to each other that “something is wrong with the cooker”, Ambrosiana thought they we were speaking of a malady that had befallen one of our non existent kitchen staff. The Atlantic Ocean still creates a problem in the vernacular. On account of our dead cooker I am having to rethink the next two days’ menus so that they consist solely of dishes that are cooked on the hob. The big money is on skate wings with black butter and capers which is a favourite of mine, but which will be making its debut at La Moussiere tonight. So break a leg, skate wing!

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About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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8 Responses to Well, that just puts the cherry on the cake…..

  1. What a bummer this is! Sorry about your oven but sometimes things happen for the best. Skate wings! Post the recipe.

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    Great photo! I’ve no doubt that you skate wings will be done to perfection and the rest of your time together will be wonderful.

  3. Skate wings sound good – I am a big fan. Or a plate of wonderful french cheeses and plenty of wine…I´d be happy with that! Hope the cooker gets sorted soon.

  4. ceciliag says:

    You are having SUCH a time! and as usual your image is just beautiful c

  5. I like that phrase….”cherry on the cake”.

  6. Beautiful cherries, and I’m sure you and the hob will produce some wonderful food!

  7. You are having a time! I was just over at her blog reading about you. Good thing it’s summer and you have a grill.

  8. Skate wings, never have them before.. can’t wait to see the recipe specially the pictures, you are an artist!
    Good luck!

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