Month: May 2017

The Musette: Summer Vegetable Salad

When my beloved’s home, I shop each day but when I’m home alone  – as I was this last Bank Holiday week-end – I’m happy to whip up a big bowl of something and eat it for a couple of days. Whatever I cook… Continue Reading “The Musette: Summer Vegetable Salad”

Musings on Mothering Sunday

It’s Mothering Sunday here in France and while I was out shopping yesterday I noted  the florists and chocolate shops were doing a roaring trade. I’ve been thinking about my late mother this week, not because of Mothering Sunday, but because the Chelsea Flower Show… Continue Reading “Musings on Mothering Sunday”

Things in Australia that made me smile: the Food

Generally, when we eat out, my dining options are limited. Not so in Australia which really embraces a healthy lifestyle in many of its restaurants. I’m generally spoilt for choice by the array of produce that can be eaten by a fish-eating vegan – … Continue Reading “Things in Australia that made me smile: the Food”

The Musette: More vegan banana bread

I recently read a newspaper article about the millions of bananas that are thrown away every day because they’re slightly blemished, bruised or over ripe. I was shocked, shocked! Don’t throw them away, make banana bread! Who doesn’t enjoy a slice or two of… Continue Reading “The Musette: More vegan banana bread”

Things my beloved says: I’ll be able to help more when my leg’s better!

I’m married to the original high-maintenance man who basically does little other than his job. I pretty much take care of everything else. My family call him “The man who just turns up.” He’s not what you would call domesticated. There are times when… Continue Reading “Things my beloved says: I’ll be able to help more when my leg’s better!”

The Musette: Mussels many ways

I often cook mussels for lunch after a long ride as they’re the original fast food – cooked alive and eaten fresh. These shellfish are truly delicious and adaptable as the following recipes and suggestions show. Like many things though, you will need to have… Continue Reading “The Musette: Mussels many ways”

Two becomes one

Yes, this is a sad tale about separation and loss. My beloved had arranged a business meeting in Alassio on Monday – part way for both parties. I decided we’d spend the Sunday night there so he could once again enjoy the benefits of… Continue Reading “Two becomes one”

Art of Cycling: The 100th Giro d’Italia

American cycling artist Greig Leach and I are working together again. Greig’s planning on producing a hardback book of his vibrant postcard sized pen and water colour paintings of each of the stages of this year’s 100th Giro d’Italia, complete with his narrative – which I’ll… Continue Reading “Art of Cycling: The 100th Giro d’Italia”

Postcard from Sardinia: Part II

There was little of note on our journey From Alghero to Olbia aside from the landscape, which became more rugged the further east we drove. We arrived at our hotel in Olbia, close by the airport, just in time for lunch. My beloved was… Continue Reading “Postcard from Sardinia: Part II”

Postcard from Sardinia: Part I

We spent last week on our maiden trip to Sardinia ostensibly to watch the first three stages of the 100th Giro d’Italia but also to see something of the island. We toyed with going by ferry but in the end plumped for direct flights… Continue Reading “Postcard from Sardinia: Part I”