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Category Archives: lemons
Tarte au citron…..cheers me up
Eggs, cream, butter, lemons…yellow is a good colour for January. As rain falls and grey afternoons stretch away, I find it easy to lose myself in colour. Lemon juice, sugar and eggs are transformed into creamy waves of subtle colours … Continue reading
Posted in 2014, Baking, Cooking, Cream, creme fraiche, Cuisine bourgeoise, desserts, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Fruit, lemons, Patricia Wells, Photography, Recipes, tart, Uncategorized, Writing Tagged baking, clear thinking, cookery books, cooking, delicious confection, digital photography, food, Food photographer, France, Humour, natural beauty, palate, Photography, Photography course, Recipes, simple logic, sweet pastry, writing 75 Comments
Beauty is only skin deep…but it’s the skin that’s the problem
No matter how carefully I inspect them in the shop, the lemons that I finally choose to buy and bring home are the ones that have already decided to go mouldy…and soon. They seduce me, with their taught dimpled skins … Continue reading
Take 12 pounds of lemons, a clean jar and a stone….
Madame Guinaudeau, a French woman who was married to a doctor practising in Fez, wrote “Traditional Moroccan Cooking” over a period of three decades. The book was finally published in 1958 as “Fès Vu par sa Cuisine” and is recognised … Continue reading
Posted in 2013, Cookery Writers, Digital photography, Excellence, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Fruit, Kitchens, lemons, Mme.Guinaudeau, Photography, Preserved lemons, preserved lemons, Recipes, Uncategorized, Writing Tagged claudia roden, eastern flavour, Fez, food, Madame Guinaudeau, moroccan cooking, moroccan recipes, Preserved lemons, store cupboard, Tetuan 44 Comments
Preserving a myth…
There was a poster for a lemon cordial that I still clearly remember from my childhood. It was an illustration of a lemon with a humanoid face that was puckered with the sharpness that we associate with lemon juice: “Idris … Continue reading
Posted in 2013, 70's, Bad Habits, Baking, Cocktails, Cooking, desserts, Digital photography, Drinks, Emotion, Excellence, Excess, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Fruit, Lemon bar cakes, Lemon tart, lemons, sea salt, Uncategorized, Writing Tagged baking, clear thinking, Cocktails, delicious confection, digital photography, falling down water, food, Food photographer, gin and tonic, Humour, Lemon squash, Limoncello, Martini, Photography course, Positano, Preserved lemons, vodka martini, writing 41 Comments
Always look on the bright side of rice…..
Billions of Christians across the world will be making the best of a Good Friday that was far from good for the main protagonist who was executed in the most grisly fashion for the good of mankind. Looking at the … Continue reading
Posted in 2013, Cheese, Cookery Writers, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Gennaro Contaldo, Humour, Italian food, lemons, Mediterranean food, Memory, Olive oil, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Recipes, Religion, Ricotta, Risotto with lemon and ricotta, Thyme, Uncategorized, Writing Tagged anathema, Easter, Gennaro Contaldo, Good Friday, Happy Easter, Prejudice, recipe, Religion, Risotto, Subconscious 31 Comments
I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it….
That’s not really true. I’m not excited at all, so there is no question of my hiding it. Excitement would be exciting if it hadn’t been devalued by the legion of radio and TV commentators who are so excited for … Continue reading