Category Archives: food

6-word-Saturday

Turgid dreams make a colourful night but at least I slept. image taken by my son, Robin James Smith A quiet week, but for the high spot on Tuesday: a lunch with four old friends at the bistro in the … Continue reading

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A good time was had by all

A few weeks ago I mentioned a I was making for a friend whose 75th birthday was celebrated last night by 45 noisy folk in a delightful restaurant.     The five-hour meal was gorgeous.  It started – after dealing … Continue reading

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The Parsnip Cake

  December nineteen forty-two, party planned, but what to do ─ rations gone, no sugar, no butter, no sweet delight to ice the cake Mum had  begged and bartered the wherewithal to bake. In the garden, not much to gather  ─ … Continue reading

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Baking Morning

Sweet vanilla air wafts across the room lasts longer than the cakes It won’t be long before that temptress perfume of fresh bread permeates the house. Like Alice, I shall obey the command to “EAT ME! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ and there are … Continue reading

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Senses

I’m all behind with Miz Quickly’s delightful prompts, having spent a happy week with young Tillybud, sharing some of our favourite French things, food and places and enjoying the lively company. Miz Q has had us exploring the senses, and … Continue reading

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Today

A peach of a day today. Chilled champagne in the sunshine with old friends one, two,  three surprising us with visits, my home-made coffee walnut cake for tea.             A prompt a day gave us … Continue reading

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RECIPE

Reading about food makes you hungry so you open a recipe book are instantly distracted hunger grows. You start to prepare weigh ingredients go up to the village for what’s not in store start again make a mess clear it … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

Mist and rain hiding our view and will mar our trip out this morning – for lunch beside the sea at Pirou,  with a lovely French family.   But they can’t spoil our pleasure in the company of little Constance, … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

New gadget – jury is still out I’ve been missing the taste of home made bread for a couple of years, since the house move deprived me of strength to knead.  K came to lunch on Thursday, bringing a superb … Continue reading

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6-word-saturday

Christmas indulgence digested – now for Hogmanay or The scales have gone on strike after an elegant but copious Christmas lunch with French friends. You can just see the camelia in all its glory through the window then there will be … Continue reading

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6-word-saturday

A good time had by all We gave a multiple celebration lunch for ten good friends yesterday – 4 birthdays and two farewells-were the focus of a memorable meal yesterday beside the sea.   The restaurant is superbly placed with a huge … Continue reading

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Wordle 187 – Food, Glorious Food

The meal that’s better than sex lingers long on the palate, with hints of seafood mixed with toast. Body and soul are refreshed, palate cleansed. Hunger appeased yields  to subtle aroma of yesterday which tends to impinge on a foretaste of … Continue reading

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Victoria Market

I apologise for the re-blog, but dVerse wants travel poetry, and I think this is probably the best of my memoir poems.  Also, I have many new followers who won’t have seen it. Travel in small doses (as on holiday) … Continue reading

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Achievement

Half a kilo of hard-won blackberries from the grassy path, a bag of raspberries from the back of the freezer and a box of wizened and worm-eaten windfall apples from the two scarty trees on what passes for a lawn, … Continue reading

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6 word Saturday

A happy week of family visits We have seen most of my sister’s family this week – by coincidence my oldest nephew booked our friend’s gite a couple of kilometres away and my younger niece is staying a little further South … Continue reading

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