Category Archives: Poire William

smoke and sorcery….

This morning I awoke to the scent of wood smoke; a scent so filled with memories that I wished it could somehow be preserved. On inspection it was clear that some red hot ashes, all that remained of last night’s log fire, had metamorphosed … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, apples, Calvados, cherries, Cherries in Kirsch, desserts, Digital photography, Drinks, Excellence, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Fruit, Herbs and Spices, Memory, Mirabelles, Pears, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Plums, Poire William, Poire William, Recipes, Uncategorized, vanilla, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

fly poster….

I foolishly forgot to include a recipe for the this wonderful pear cake in my last post so here it is. The recipe comes from Patricia Wells’ “The Provence Cookbook” which is among my favourite books of recipes. There is … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Art photography, Baking, cake, Cooking, desserts, Digital photography, Eau de vie, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Patricia Wells, Poire William, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

If you like a firm pear, sir..

Those innocent words dropping from the lips of a helpful assistant in a fruit shop in the country town of Wallingford are still clear in my mind. Very little else of those heady days, in the early 70’s, is clear … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Art photography, Bad Habits, baking, cake, Cheese, Cooking, Digital photography, Drinks, Emotion, Excess, Expectation, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Fruit, Health, Pears, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Plums, Poire William, Roquefort, Uncategorized, Wine, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

En ymmärrä! or have you played Scrabble in Finnish?

I’m no stranger to the Finnish Scrabble board so I should be better at it by now. It’s a game that I don’t intentionally join because its complexity is such that the Glass Bead Game would be as simple as … Continue reading

Posted in baking, Chocolate, Chocolate Pear Macaroon, Cooking, desserts, Digital photography, Eau de vie, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Macaron, Macaroon, Mary Cadogan, Pears, photography course, Photography holiday, Poire William, Poire William, Quincy, Recipes, Red Cabbage, St Joseph, Wine, Writing | Tagged , , | 34 Comments