I haven’t dropped off the face of the continent. Really! This last week has been full of seeing Kate Hill’s beloved Kitchen at Camont change gears to prepare for Winter. The herb and vegetable garden are weeded and put to bed, the grass mowed one last time, wood delivered and stacked. And, now, it begins. […]
A Pie By in France This post is dedicated to my friend Maggie Finefrock who taught me many years ago that we can change the world in many small ways. Today Kate Hill* became a full-fledged member in good standing of the “Pie By” Club. We left a just-baked apple pie at the home of […]
In the big 300 year-old fireplace downstairs a fire burns and crackles, warming the house and I am tucked away in my little bedroom at the top of the stairs above the Kitchen at Camont. The rain has started. I can hear the gentle pattering of drops on the leaves outside my window. I wonder […]
Today was the final day of Pig, Pie & Eye and we’ve had quite a time! I’ll catch up with you soon after I’ve caught my breath. Tomorrow? A new day with delights and wonders yet to be discovered.
I know, I know. It’s a little tongue in cheek, but I just couldn’t resist. Today I made my first apple pie in France. I used local apples purchased from the market in Nérac, lard from local pigs and beautifully rendered by Kate Hill, French butter and of course flour.