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. […]
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 […]
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.
I’m having a lovely time in France traipsing around the Gascon countryside, visiting incredible markets, eating delicious food that is imbued with the soil, sunlight and water of the hills, meeting wonderful people and learning so much. Driving here was not something that I expected I would be doing, but with our ten person group […]
After 32 years of child-rearing, 27 years of marriage (not all of them to the same man) and a lifetime of caring for pets and plants, tonight I am getting ready for a plane ride to France by myself! Am I excited? You bet I am. This trip has been long in coming. Post college, […]