Monthly Archives: April 2011

Happy Birthday Will

Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616, and parish records suggest he was born on the same date in 1564. 23 April is also St George’s Day, St G being the patron saint of many countries, including England. Every April, on … Continue reading

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sunlight and darkness

It is the birthday of my dear friend and neighbour Madeleine. She has always lived in the village, recalling almost an entire century of French history, from the bucolic – local fairs where merchants came from Paris to buy the … Continue reading

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foraging on the plateau

Honey and Walnut Cream – a Provencal Honey Recipe Pound or chop finely 3oz (c100g) fresh shelled walnuts. Mix with 2 tbsp thick aromatic honey and a tablespoon of thick cream. Spread between thin butter slices of fresh brown bread, … Continue reading

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food from home 2

Gita’s Tousty Recipe 2 teaspoons oil 1 sliced onion 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 1 lge capsicum, seeded, cored and chopped 1 teaspoon ground caraway/cumin 500 g ground lean pork 200ml meat stock dried chilli, amount dependent on taste and tolerance … Continue reading

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a walk under sun and cloud in the woods around the village

  And in I went to hear the birdis’ song, Which on the branches, both in plain and vale, So loud y-sang, that all the wood y-rang, Like it should shiver in pieces smale; And as me thoughten that the … Continue reading

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food from home

Pfllaumetzimmis Put a layer of prunes in the bottom of a pot Cover with twice the depth of carrots Cover with a layer of pumpkin (or any starch vegetable) Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon Pour water ¾ way up … Continue reading

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