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travels with a bicycle in the drôme

There is a liberation and independence to cycling alone for miles which is very particular.  Horse riding has similar elements but you are always mindful that you are sitting on another animal with opinions who, like all of us, will … Continue reading

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italy in london

“Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed … Continue reading

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food from home

Living in sunless reaches under rain, how do the exiles from enchanted isles tend and sustain their rich nostalgic blaze Phyllis Shand Allfrey (1908-1986) The role of food in our lives is complex.  Survival, obviously,  pleasure, certainly.  If you have … Continue reading

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squash (noun)

There are foods which we eat because we like them, there are foods which we eat for ritual.  With the abandonment of seasonality ritualistic foods have less and less importance.  What is the significance of a turkey or goose when … Continue reading

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the seedtime and the harvest, our life, our health, our food

Le petit épeautre (einkorn) has been grown around the Mediterranean for at least 10,000 years.  Triticum monococcum is thought to have originated in what is now Turkey and was the starch staple of all the civilisations around the Sea until … Continue reading

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nuts

Walnut trees are everywhere as you move up the valley to the Hautes Alpes. Apples and pears are the main crop in the valley of the Durance, and they stand in regimented rows, health and safety hairnets to repel marauding … Continue reading

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