Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Starfish And French Cooking


The Eucomis or Pineapple Lily is in flower now. Beautiful little white/pink flowers with a red and yellow starfish centre. They smell slightly fragrant, and are opening from the bottom of the red stem upwards.
The leaves have been decimated by the strong Yorkshire winds and rain though. They are glossy, red strappy leaves but are not tough..
We went to the Cinema yesterday to see Julie and Julia, a film with a blog in it.
The character Julie wants to cook all 53o recipies in Julia Childs The Art Of French Cooking, in one year. She blogged the 365 days of cooking, and eating.
Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci are brilliant together again, and have some of the funniest parts of the film.
I dont know what blog challenge I can set myself for a whole year?Take 365 photos? What have other people done for a years challenge and used the blog as a vehicle to document their challenges?
I'm sat writing this and watching the garden birds fly in and out of the garden. Goldfinches, Blue Tits, House Sparrows, and a Robin.
More allotment clearing today...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A good story

GK Chesterton: “The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”

Voila: www.tastingtoeternity.com. This book is a poetic view of 30 of the best loved French cheeses with an additional two odes to cheese. Recipes, wine pairing, three short stories and an educational section complete the book.

From a hectic life in New York City to the peace and glories of the French countryside lead me to be the co-founder of www.fromages.com. Ten years later with the words of Pierre Androuet hammering on my brain:

“Cheese is the soul of the soil. It is the purest and most romantic link between humans and the earth.”

I took pen and paper; many reams later with the midnight oil burning Tasting to Eternity was born and self published.

I believe cheese and wine lovers should be told about this publication.

Enjoy.