Category Archives: Vicarious pleasure

What first attracted me to the millionaire potato cake…

On a recent evening, when I was cooking for one, I came across this very simple recipe, whose heritage I was blissfully unaware. I have always advocated simplicity in cooking which does not in any way imply thoughtlessness or carelessness in the … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Bistro, Chicken, Cookery Writers, Cooking, Cuisine bourgeoise, Digital photography, Excellence, Flat parsley, Foie Gras, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, garlic, Google, Herbs and Spices, Meat, Patricia Wells, Photography, potato, Potato Cake Ami Louis, Poultry, Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Vicarious pleasure, wine, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 46 Comments

Letters from a window to a garden….

Dear Garden Just a note to say how lovely you’re looking today. You may not have noticed me, but I’ve been admiring you for some time. This wall had been blind for many years until I arrived. One of my ancestors … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Digital photography, Garden, Photography, photography course, Uncategorized, Vicarious pleasure, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

The difficulty in life is the choice….

At this point in my life I don’t feel that I am challenged by life changing choices which leaves me in the fortunate state of having more time to consider a question, that question often being a choice. The downside of … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Art photography, Bad Habits, Digital photography, Drinks, Expectation, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Humour, Illusion, lifestyle, Luck, Macaron, Macaroon, photography course, Photography holiday, Reality, Uncategorized, Vicarious pleasure, Virtual, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

It’s the real thing….

“I’m worried about Jim” is a phrase that has remained in my memory since childhood, alongside the theme tune, played on a harp, that preceded this regular opening line to “Mrs.Dale’s Diary”. “Mrs.Dale’s Diary” was a radio soap opera that … Continue reading

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