Camont Rain 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]