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Cooking & Travelling in South-West France, by Stephanie Alexander

Last year year when The Spouse and I were expecting to spend some time in Cognac in the south-west of France north of Bordeaux, as usual I did some reading to enhance my understanding of the culture and history of the places I hoped to be visiting.  1,625 more words



Seems old-fashioned to braise

And none of the below

Make me reappraise

This thought. In fact

I’m not even sure on looking

What kind of cooking… 144 more words


Yet Moar Figs

This is what happens when you have a fig tree and don’t mind fig jam but don’t love it either. You decide not to let the blasted birds, bats and rats have more than their fair share so you pick them which means you have to cook them or eat them. 143 more words


Blethering with the local bookshop

The Book Barn, Daylesford, Victoria, Australia:  a local gem

Andrew Green runs a delightful second-hand bookshop and cafe on the shores of Lake Daylesford, in a small country town about 90 minutes from Melbourne. 542 more words

Adult Fiction

3/4 of the way through Delicious month

My sister has been collecting every issue of the Delicious magazine since issue #1. Technically speaking, this probably makes her a hoarder that will soon be on a reality tv show where her family conducts an intervention because the walls of magazines are slowly closing in on them. 1,462 more words


Reine de Saba Chocolate Cake for Julie

It is with a great deal of trepidation that we meet new friends in person for the first time. When I say ‘friends’, I mean those relationships forged through blogging or other social media. 604 more words


Son in Law Zucchini Pickles

I have been thinking about how to curry favour with my son-in-law as I need a few jobs done and Kyle, a carpenter, is meticulous and super- efficient. 355 more words