Category Archives: Salmon

“Let them eat carrot cake”…a quicker route to the guillotine…

I have never come to terms with cake made from carrots. Such root vegetables were very popular as sweetening agents in the 18th century but even Marie Antoinette had more sense than to attempt to appease the ravenous sans culottes¬†with … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, anchovies, Cooking, Cream, Digital photography, Fish, Fish cakes, Fish cakes, Flat parsley, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Herbs and Spices, mashed potatoes, Olive oil, Photography, photography course, Recipes, Salmon, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 66 Comments

Fragile – handle with care..

The addition of the above caveat to a parcel, emotion, relationship or political situation will rarely induce the suggested care in those who are commissioned to handle it. Such a warning demands that it should be examined roughly and shaken … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Bad Habits, Baking, Cookery Writers, Cooking, Cream, Crunchy tart of raw salmon and cream, Cuisine bourgeoise, Digital photography, Dill, Eggs, Emotion, Excellence, Fish, fish cookery, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, friendship, harmony, Photography, Recipes, Salmon, tart, Uncategorized, Writing, yolks | Tagged , , , , , | 41 Comments

Something in the air…

Standing in the garden, early this beautiful morning, there’s no question but that there’s change in the air. We’re enjoying an August the like of which I can’t remember for a good ten years. This is true, sulky, summer holiday … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Digital photography, Dreams, Emotion, Excellence, Expectation, family, Fish, fish cookery, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Fruit, harmony, Illusion, Memory, Photography, Photography holiday, Salmon, summer, Uncategorized, Weather, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Note from a stranger to hunger…

In concert with a large percentage of the viewing public, I watched a BBC programme on the prevalence of real hunger, through poverty, in working people in the United Kingdom today. I had just eaten a simple dinner and, if … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Cooking, Digital photography, Emotion, Excellence, Fish, fish cookery, Fish stock, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Health, hypocrisy, Illusion, Reality, Salmon, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Je mange bien tous les jours ……a further episode in which the duck gets it.

Being born a duck is amongst the shortest straws to be drawn in the creation stakes. There you are, a handsome beast, or babe, with a cool beak, great coloured feathers, top swimmer, ace diver and aerobatic ace: ¬†but, and … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, aubergine, Celeriac, Chicken, Cookery Writers, Cooking, desserts, Digital photography, Duck, Eggs, Fish, fish cookery, Fish stock, Flat parsley, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Herbs and Spices, Kitchens, Laurence Mery-Clark, Meat, Mediterranean food, oeufs a la neige, ouefs a la neige, pasta, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, poached eggs, Poultry, Recipes, Salmon, Vegetables | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

On mange bien tous les jours..

This is a busy week here with clients. The sun has shone, we’ve done pictures and most of all, we’ve eaten well. Last night we had a simple entree of Pork Rillettes with cornichons, followed by an Elizabeth David recipe … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Cooking, Cuisine bourgeoise, desserts, Digital photography, Elizabeth David, Fish, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Mary Cadogan, photography course, Photography holiday, Salmon, spinach, Tarte a l'Orange, Wine, Writing | Tagged , | 32 Comments