…and thyme rich


In my previous post I had availed myself of a metaphor which placed me in a kitchen, vigorously removing the seeds from a pomegranate with blows from a wooden spoon, whilst dressed in a white Dior sheath dress and which, not surprisingly, engendered some searching comments, one of which suggested that I might be a mixture of Jamie Oliver and Conchita Wurst and, as such, could make a mint. This missed career opportunity made me reflect on my lack of “mint” and, equally, on my wealth of thyme. Before you, or I, could say cherry tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella on a puff pastry base scattered with small branches of thyme, there it was, on a table in the garden, enhanced by a profusion of lavender in the background and still sitting on the handsome cloth that had carried it outside, piping hot, from the oven . Breathless and dressless stuff.



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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52 Responses to …and thyme rich

  1. I like your food and I want a BIG bite of that!

  2. Cara Hobday says:

    I laughed out loud, great writing and I really like the tomatoes in the pic, very sensuous.

  3. Misky says:

    Conchita is less prone to bashing about nonsense. More Dior-ish.


  4. Dick Polak says:

    Perfect story for perfect receipe for perfect summer meal.

  5. Rosa de los Vientos says:

    Lavander fields…

  6. Rosa de los Vientos says:


  7. A mint indeed my friend. No question!

  8. Looks scrummy, Conchita 🙂 Now I’m off to eat my tomato and goats cheese salad in the garden, too.

  9. time rich..and thyme rich
    a rich man indeed!

  10. That looks absolutely scrumptious and should never be eaten while wearing a white Dior sheath dress!!

  11. Mad Dog says:

    “Breathless and dressless”? Now I am shocked!
    That’s a beautiful tart though 😉

  12. lulu says:

    You are as good with your words as with your camera!

  13. Oh my goodness Master Wordsmith, that pie is gorgeous! 🙂

  14. We always have an abundance of thyme. Such a great pairing with tomato, usually forgotten during basil season.

  15. Really did laugh out loud at that image, although for some reason ia bearded Queen Delia then popped up in my mind, which is a bit scary. Need a glass of wine methinks, with a big slice of that gorgeous tart.

  16. Missy says:

    Very funny and the photo is tasty to boot 🙂

  17. Excellent looking pizza and am now off to check out the post with you in Dior. 😄

  18. Eha says:

    Cold day and storms to hit this afternoon – hope you do not mind if my genie transports me to your garden: perchance you will feel like a repeat performance re that beautiful tart . . . actually I can bring some extra thyme along . . . .oh and may I have a glass of wine or two . . . 🙂 ?

  19. EllaDee says:

    Time and thyme well spent 🙂

  20. Mary Frances says:

    Tomatoes and thyme are a glorious combination. You seem to have hit the jackpot!

  21. Sally says:

    God – that’s magnificent. Just cut me an extra big slice please.

  22. This is a great blog. Did you ever cross paths with a Keith Floyd during your time with food in the 1980s?

  23. Amanda says:

    This is seriously stunning. OMG. Teach me how to make this.

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