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The Elusive….you know ….the thing….
Over the last few days I have been trying to remember a word that forever slips my mind. To suggest that it is but one word that forever slips my mind would be an…another word which jostles for space in … Continue reading
Posted in 2020, Cooking, Digital photography, Eggs, food, Food and Photography, Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Writing Tagged Humour, lexicon, mashed potato, recipe, Roget Thesaurus, shepherds pie, vegetarian 15 Comments
The yellow flowers screamed spring to my frozen, soft focus consciousness. So much so that I set out clad in only a thick fisherman’s sweater, a heavy waterproof working jacket and gloves approved for arctic conditions yet, as the first … Continue reading
Posted in 2020, Art photography, fireplace, Giclée Prints, last of the summer whine, lifestyle, Prints, prints for sale, Uncategorized, Weather, Wood cutting, Writing Tagged keeping warm, last of the summer whine, looking forward to summer, stone houses, winter, wood burners, Wood cutting, wood fires 21 Comments
With regards to posting on this blog, I’ve been remiss of late. My mind has been full of pictures and my fingers appeared to have run out of ink. And yet, there I was staring at the blank white sheet … Continue reading
Badly drawn Roy would have ended in tears for Holbein….
Through the drawn curtains it was clear that dawn had drawn to a close some time ago. Drawing a deep breath, I drew back the duvet, fell out of bed and, drawing on what little remained of my heavily overdrawn … Continue reading
Posted in 2019, Art photography, Digital photography, drawing, Food and Photography, Humour, Photography, Uncategorized, website, Writing Tagged clean draws, cowboys, cricket, drawing, drawn and quartered, draws, Henry VIII, Holbein, Humour, new website, Samarra, semantics 5 Comments
I have no argument with this nomenclature save that it should serve as an umbrella title for all forms of ‘metics, ‘matics, ‘metrys and ‘bras. The quantity of water displaced by two fat men in a bath would only be … Continue reading
Le pain quotidien….give us this day our daily pain. The spinning signs on the pavements emblazoned with PAIN in fluorescent lettering still bring a smile to my face. It would indeed be a pain to be denied my daily bread … Continue reading
Posted in 2019, Baking, bread, Cooking, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Humour, Uncategorized, Writing Tagged baguettes, baking, bread, daily bread, damascene moment, pain quotidien, recipe 14 Comments
Lost in the dessert…..
I’m one of the easiest people in the world to talk to which means that it’s a rare waking moment when I and I are not chewing the fat which term is far from apposite as I and I is … Continue reading
Posted in 2019, baking, Bistro, Cooking, Creme Caramel, desserts, Digital photography, Eggs, Excellence, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Humour, Instagram, Recipes, Uncategorized, Writing Tagged bainmarie, caramel, classic puddings, Creme Caramel, desserts, digital photography, Food photographer, food photography, France, getting it right, Instagram, living in France, mistakes, Roger Stowell, Roger Stowell Photography 14 Comments
There is an incremental development in both success and pleasure, when cooking on open wood fires, that depends on the near divine alignment of fair weather, the freshest and finest of ingredients and, above all, on the design, construction and … Continue reading
Posted in 2019, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Uncategorized, Writing Tagged BBQ, Big in France, cooking, firepit, food photography, Holidays in France, instagram workshop, outdoor cooking, photography workshop, Roger Stowell Photographer, Vendee, West France 9 Comments