While Eve delved Adam watched and criticised..


Overshadowed by Eve’s magnificent crop of lavender sits Adam’s humble bowl of wild rocket. The difference in effort and application is clear, but the paltry handful of leaves garnered by  Adam’s scissors produced a fiery summer salad whilst the tumble of lavender still awaits a purpose. On the other hand, lavender is scented and looks wonderful……very like Eve.

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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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51 Responses to While Eve delved Adam watched and criticised..

  1. Mad Dog says:

    Among other things, a bumper crop of lavender can be used to infuse vodka and it keeps the moths away 😉

  2. What a beautiful picture! I love lavender:)

  3. Jackie says:

    Is eating the only purpose in life?!

  4. Emily Gooch says:

    Beautiful capture of one of my favorite flowers. I love lavender. It smells heavenly and with an abundant of uses.

  5. Vicki says:

    I love lavender also.

    I couldn’t live without my Lavender essential oil (being a trained Aromatherapist in a past life). Burns (heals miraculously), cuts, pain……and a few drops on an old fashioned hot water bottle cover, (with the hot water bottle inside obviously), makes for a wonderfully warm bed pillow to relax your senses and send you to sleep.

    If I buy a bunch of fresh lavender, I leave it in a vase (minus the water) and as it dries, it scents the room beautifully. Then strip the dried heads and put in small sachets for drawer liners.

    I made lavender shortbread one Christmas. They say it makes wonderful ice-cream and cakes too, but I haven’t tried that as I don’t like ice-cream or cakes very much.

  6. Misky says:

    What plans has Eve for her lavender?


  7. Surrounded by lavender at the moment – the smell just gets more intoxicating as summer goes on!

  8. timlajaub@gmail.com says:

    Have been trying for some time to make contact on the electric telephone, clearly without success. Hope all is well. Last time we spoke you didn’t sound so chipper, so I remain concerned (bizarre you may think, but hey that’s me!). When might be a good time to catch you in?
    Best regards to you both,
    PS enjoying the blogs!

  9. My French Heaven says:

    Simply lovely! I’ll take the salad over the lavender every time 😉

  10. I must admit to just liking lavender when it’s growing, I so rarely use it (apart from lavende rshortbread) that I reason it is better left on the plant for the bees rather than for me to stand back and watch it dry….

  11. Lavender sugar methinks? Stunning photo….

  12. Two teaspoons of dried lavender flowers in your cookies and your kitchen will be like an enchanted wood… Beautiful picture!!!

  13. Eha says:

    ‘The tumble of lavender’ has served it purpose . . . it has made a lot of readers smile and enjoy 🙂 !

  14. You ought to know there’s a whole lavender-as-aphrodesiac thing, Roger. I have a cookbook called “Intercourses”, and there’s a whole section devoted to cooking with lavender. I’ll just leave this recipe here. Maybe it will be a good pairing with afternoon tea and um, whatever.


  15. EllaDee says:

    His n’ Hers harvesting. I like it. A feast for the senses.

  16. I love this photograph! I am inspired so much, thank you Roger 🙂

  17. True words my friend 🙂

  18. another wonderful reflection! paradise lost? deliciousness gained!

  19. Amanda says:

    Stunning. I need some of that. I’m trying to infuse an olive oil cake with lavender since the person who gave me the olive oil got it from her olive grove in France.

  20. Mary Frances says:

    Lovely photo! You could use the lavender in baking, or maybe paired with earl grey tea?

  21. Adam and Eve with lavender sounds like a lovely marriage with passion…… sealed with a glass of white …. “you may now kiss the bride”……

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