Month: April 2022

The Musette: Herby Roasted Asparagus

I adore asparagus – green, white, purple – just bring it on! This is a dish I cook at home a lot  during spring. I turn it into a main for my beloved with the addition of a poached egg or some thickly sliced ham… Continue Reading “The Musette: Herby Roasted Asparagus”

One from the vaults – Things my beloved says: “Would you like to go away next week?”

Like last week, I’m still revisiting 2017 and a trip to Alassio while we’re enjoying the self-same hotel in 2022. During my beloved’s recuperation from his broken leg, we’ve had an ongoing joke that I’ll deserve a break when he’s finally back on his… Continue Reading “One from the vaults – Things my beloved says: “Would you like to go away next week?””

Thursday doors #153

Here are some Italian doors from our recent trip to Piedmont, specifically these are all from the hotel where we spent a lovely couple of days. Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #153”

The house where Jean lived

What would you do if you invited someone to spend a week at your holiday home and he decided to redecorate it and then he decided to stay – indefinitely?  Sounds like the stuff of nightmares, mine at the very least. But hostess Francine… Continue Reading “The house where Jean lived”

Wordless Wednesday #120

Wednesday is devoted to photos from Australia on one of my many #adventuresdownunder.

Trip to Villefranche-sur-Mer

This continues my series of posts about towns along the French Riviera coastline. Villefranche-sur-Mer is located south-west of the Principality of Monaco, close to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. How it all began The site of what is now Villefranche and surrounding Beaulieu sur Mer… Continue Reading “Trip to Villefranche-sur-Mer”

Musical Monday: INXS

After Basque and chocolate themed music, I’m returning to those artists I’ve seen live more than once. Today’s band are Aussie rockers INXS (pronounced in excess).  Formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales by bassist Gary Beers, main composer… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: INXS”

French Fancies: Sandro

It’s the time of the week when I showcase French brands, generally those I love and whose products I use. As you know, I’m particularly fond of family-run companies. This weekend I’m turning my attention to fashion brand Sandro whose DNA is resolutely Parisian –… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Sandro”

Silent Sunday #100

More photos from ma belle France.

The Musette: Vignarola

Vignarola is simply a celebration of that moment in spring when you have an abundance of beautiful artichokes, and the first of the broad beans and peas. It is so simple, but what makes it special is that the vegetables are cooked one after the… Continue Reading “The Musette: Vignarola”