Category Archives: strawberries

a last of the summer whine..

I’m wearing socks again which is significant as I have not worn socks for seven years. Those years account for half of the time that we have lived here; that half being the warm and sunny half. The coming up and the … Continue reading

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a fistful of phalli….a posy of violettes..

This is a good example of a gratuitous food shot: a waste of time and space,,,but quite funny. In a recent post I wrote disparagingly of white asparagus; those fat, firm, and pallid phalli which serve to testify that however … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, asparagus, Cooking, Cuisine bourgeoise, Digital photography, Eggs, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Fruit, Hard boiled eggs, Olive oil, Photography, sea salt, strawberries, summer, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

It’d take more than an apple to tempt Adam…

Given the choice of watching paint dry or onions browning, I’d opt to sit on a terrace overlooking clear blue sea with a chilled glass of something delicious . I take this choice whenever I’m engaged in important, but time … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Baking, buffalo mozzarella, Cheese, Cookery Writers, desserts, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Fruit, Humour, Kitchens, Mary Cadogan, mash, Maxine Clark, Memory, Nuts, onions, peaches, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Pie, Pine Nuts, Recipes, Sex, strawberries, tart, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Wine, wine, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 49 Comments

Kharmargeddon….

Had I been going to St.Ives and I saw a man with seven wives, each of whom was  carrying seven sacks filled with cats, I wouldn’t have said hello. As it was, I was going to the boulangerie in our … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Art photography, Digital photography, Emotion, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, friendship, Fruit, harmony, Humour, hypocrisy, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, strawberries, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Strawberry fields…..

I never miss the flavour of strawberries out of the strawberry season, but whilst that season lasts, and this year it appears to be lasting forever, it is likely that there will be in our house a china bowl full … Continue reading

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Le Rouge et Le Noir… or the long and the short of it.

Gypsy has at last spared me a precious nanosecond in which to accomplish her portrait. She may well have fundamentalist leanings being that her head is covered most of the time as it is buried in the ground digging for freedom … Continue reading

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Give peas a chance..

When all is said and done, which moment has certainly never occurred in this household or in my memory of saying and doing things. I dread reaching the point where “all is said”, and with the rate of attrition of … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Cream, Digital photography, Eton Mess, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Fresh peas, Fruit, Pea Pods, Peas, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, strawberries, Strawberries and cream, Uncategorized, Writing | 41 Comments

Not so much Eton Mess ….more of a raspberry.

The white cup, containing six egg whites, had been trying to attract my attention for a couple of days. Sweet pastry and lemon fillings tend to create a supply of nascent soufflés and meringues by dint of the phrase “take … Continue reading

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Strawberry fields forever.

The strawberry season has come to an end, for most of us. This is not the case in my neighbouring farmer’s kitchen vegetable garden. These berries have steadfastly ignored the arrival of what appears to be an early autumn. Row … Continue reading

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New look to our digital photography holidays, in France, for food lovers.

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