Eddie and I live in a small flat, so space isn’t exactly generous, especially if you collect all sorts of things, like we do. Nevertheless, we have this one room that’s been standing “empty” for years. It’s storage, it’s where some of the books live and it is where this huge painting of a pigletContinue reading “The Big Project”
I recently scrolled through the pictures I took on a visit to the Fritz Haag vineyard in 2017. Fritz Haag’s vineyard has been around since 1605 and as far as anyone knows, it’s been in the family ever since. The white haired gentleman you see in the pictures is Wilhelm Haag who took over fromContinue reading “This Wine Tastes Like Schist”
And so we have been told that we can open for business again. Out of an abundance of caution, we decided to limit our first week to just Fuego, with areas demarcated for tables, walkways taped to the floors and capacity limited to one seating only. I think this is the time for us toContinue reading “May the 4th. Be with us.”
Now you might be wondering what every village has or at least used to have. The Village Priest? The Village Idiot? Sometimes one and the same. Or maybe the Village Bicycle? Which, incidentally is not a method of transportation, even though it does get around. What I meant was the Village Baker. In times goneContinue reading “There’s One in Every Village”
Eddie and I decided we should give the tortellini making another go. Now that our pasta machine had arrived, it was sure to be a complete breeze! Making the filling was going to be quick (it was) and we had a batch of tortellini broth ready in the freezer from last time, so there wasContinue reading “The Lost Weekend”
I would like to say that I went in search of the strawberries of my youth, but the truth is I just stumbled upon these.
I’m not quite sure how this happened! Here we are entering week 6 of the lock-down and I have not given you a single recipe for any desserts whatsoever. It’s terribly remiss of me, so I am going to add some in very quick succession, I promise. Sitting at my dining table with a coffee,Continue reading “Desserts in the Social Desert”
Sunrise or Sunset?
Has the virus changed our world for the better? The views of an optimistic pessimist
We don’t want to be sexist here now, do we? It’s interesting though how we think of a strong drink, generally debauched drinking habits and booze-swaggery bravado as a man’s habits. I’ve known and still know plenty of women, ladies even!, who are no shrinking violets when it comes to strong drink. Why, even CamelliaContinue reading “Time for a Wo-Man’s Drink!”
In a desperate attempt to stay fit in the lock-down, Chris takes to the car park in search of exercise and encounters unexpected beauty.