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Posted in 2017, Art photography, blackberries, Blackberrying, brambles, Digital photography, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Fruit, Photography, photography course, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Les mûres sur les murs sont mûres…

…is a mnemonic providing  a very good example of homophones whilst confirming the lack of prejudice, lexicographic or otherwise, on this blog. It came to mind when I noticed that blackberries were suddenly in profusion, not so much on the walls, but very definitely in … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Baking, blackberries, Blackberrying, brambles, Cooking, desserts, Drinks, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Fruit, Humour, Markets, Photography, photography course, Vendee, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 47 Comments

Coco’s Autumn colours…..

The rays of warm, late afternoon sunlight, that were diffused through the kitchen window rideaux, made the spoonful of apricot jam sparkle. Smearing jam and cream onto egg yellow sponge was the final act of this afternoon’s baking. The colours … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Apricot jam, apricots, Autumn, baking, blackberries, Blackberrying, brambles, cake, Cooking, Cream, Digital photography, Eggs, Excellence, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Fruit, harmony, Jam, Kitchens, Landscapes, Photography, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 30 Comments

Summertime blues……

The August malaise of “all play” is starting to make Jacques a dull boy. If me equals Jacques then boy equals ageing smudger. The longed for beribboned parcel of  sun and blue skies duly arrived. It arrived after a long … Continue reading

Posted in Art photography, blackberries, Creme de Mure, Digital photography, Dreams, Excellence, Expectation, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, harmony, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Still life, summer | 40 Comments

Blackberries fool angels……

I’ve been meaning not to get a Blackberry and I haven’t. What I have got are bowls and bags of brambles freshly collected from as far afield as 200 metres from my front door. I’m neither a hunter nor much … Continue reading

Posted in Art photography, Blackberries, Blackberry fool, Blackberrying, brambles, Cooking, creme fraiche, desserts, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Fruit, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Recipes, Still life, Sugar, summer, Vendee, Writing | 42 Comments

Blackberries,cream and sticky home made meringues….

…. are evocative of the clink of bone china, the murmur of quiet conversation and the smell of fresh mown grass on a hot Sunday afternoon, in late summer, in the home counties or in any good period costume drama. The … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, blackberries, Blackberries, Cooking, creme fraiche, desserts, food, Food and Photography, meringues, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, summer, Vendee, Writing | 9 Comments

The courting and seduction of the disingenuous plum

Summer seduces with warmth and blue skies, or the anticipation of both, whereas Autumn seduces with colour. I’m not alluding  to the glorious annual show of colour produced by the forest, but to the luscious displays of damsons, figs, blackberries … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, baking, blackberries, Blackberries, Cooking, Damsons, desserts, Digital photography, dough, food, Food and Photography, France, Fruit, pastry, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Plums, puff pastry, Uncategorized, Wine, Writing | 15 Comments

Red or Black? I think black will do it for me……

I doubt Stendhal was prepared for the arrival of Simon Cowell on the planet or he may well have had second thoughts on the title of his novel. Black dog is gone, save for the head down, trotting Labrador that I … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, blackberries, Digital photography, Food and Photography, France, French countryside, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, summer, Vendee, Writing | 16 Comments