We had the best of times!
Washington DC; Philadelphia; Naples, Florida; North East, Maryland and Whitstable, England
East Coast folk from both sides of the “Pond” came together in South West France, where the sun shone for us every day.
It even managed a mackerel sky to match Friday lunch–spanking fresh fillets of this tasty fish.
We peeled and chopped–worked hard and chuckled a lot.
We made chickpea pancakes to stuff…
Italian frittatas too, to compare….
I forgot the grated parmesan for the frittatas–had to retrieve them from the stove and mix again!
Julia Child and her inspirational insouciance was kindly invoked by the Bravehearts: “Never mind, nobody knows but us!”
Over coffee, we talked of Cabbages and Kings and the Mediterranean way of cooking.
All our lunches taken al fresco, with a backdrop Leonardo would have been tempted to paint between mouthfuls.
Our neighbor Celine even taught us how to clean and braid garlic. Some, like Leslie, were naturals….
Others, try as they may…
will never master it…
What a lovely lot!
(Even the gatecrashers!)
(Shows it was just picked from the garden!)
Here’s to us!
Who’s like us?
…Well roughly 29 (Bravehearts!) at the latest count!