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I say kinell, you say quenelle[kə.nɛl])…
The skull and cross bones would be an ideal pennant for the carnivorous pike. Several feet of scaly flesh surmounted by a fierce head made monstrous by a mouthful of stilettos gives ample credence to this fanciful title. It will come as … Continue reading
Posted in 2014, Cooking, Crayfish, Cuisine bourgeoise, Digital photography, Excellence, Fish, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Photographic Prints, Photography, photography course, pike, seafood, Uncategorized, Writing Tagged Charcuterie Sibilia, Colette Sibilia, cookery books, cooking, delicious confection, digital photography, food, Food photographer, France, Les Bouchons de Lyon, Les meres de Lyon, Lyon, mastering the art of french cooking, Photography course, Pike, Quenelles, Quenelles de Brochet, recipe, restaurants, sauce nantua, Sibilia, stilettos, tamis, writing 37 Comments
A slight movement in my peripheral vision caused me to stop writing and to look down. The tiny worker bee, instead of taking advantage of its wings, was wearily trudging across an endless terrain of boulders, which is the gravel … Continue reading
Posted in 2013, aubergine, Bay leaves, Coffee, Crayfish, Cuisine bourgeoise, desserts, Digital photography, Dreams, Drinks, Emotion, Excellence, Expectation, Fish, Fish stock, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Fruit, Garden, harmony, Herbs and Spices, Landscapes, langoustines, lifestyle, Mediterranean food, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, raspberries, seafood, Shopping, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Weather, wine, Writing Tagged Ars en Re, brugnons, catalpa tree, clear thinking, compote of summer fruits, delicious confection, digital photography, food, Food photographer, France, Humour, Ile de Re, Je mange bien tous les jours, landscapes, natural beauty, nature, palate, Photography, Photography course, redcurrants, Vendee, writing 38 Comments
Loving to be by the seaside is all very well as long as one is not a crustacean. Being beside the sea is as much fun for them as being under the sea would be for us. How is it … Continue reading
Posted in aperitif, Art photography, Crayfish, Drinks, Excellence, Expectation, family, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Fruit, Humour, hypocrisy, Kir, langoustines, lifestyle, Lillet, Meat, Memory, Muscadet, Mussels, oysters, Pastis, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, prawns, Sancerre, sea urchins, seafood, Still life, Sunday, Uncategorized, Wine, Writing 53 Comments
A handful of coques…..
The best laid plans …pointless to continue as I’ve laid as many brilliant plans as I have eggs. Brilliant planning is not in my remit. I am passing through this vale of tears flying by the seat of my pants … Continue reading
Posted in Art photography, clams, Cooking, coques, Crayfish, Digital photography, Excess, Expectation, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Fruit, langoustines, Mediterranean food, peppers, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Recipes, seafood, summer, Uncategorized, vongole, Weather, Writing Tagged fruits de mer 48 Comments
Days of wine and posers..
I’m feeling enervated. I know that I’m enervated because I remember the day, and nearly the hour, when the meaning of this word was made clear to me. Once upon a time there was a celebrated watering hole in Covent Garden … Continue reading