The third team of Brave Hearts head back home today.
Our place of work for four busy, sun-blessed days has been the magnificent kitchen of the comfortable gite in Lautrec…
in the grounds of La Terrasse…
hosted by Dominique and Philippe in their beautiful B&B in the heart of Lautrec.
“Sous chef” Brave Hearts:
Rod and Teri from Calgary close to the Canadian Rockies who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary yesterday; Sandy and Pat, two intrepid women from upstate New York; Paola from Rome, who learned her perfect English in Hull; Cathy and Dave (husband not cooking, but keen consumer) from Newmarket, celebrating their wedding anniversary too; and Jen, ex-BBC Radio 4 sound engineer and Chelsea fan from Cookham (appropriately!) in Berkshire– all cooked up a storm and we celebrated with a final lunch under the parasols in the garden.
The al fresco menu included aubergine slices with garlicky walnut topping, white bean gratin
and stuffed peppers–all recipes from my first cookbook, Delicious Dishes for Diabetics.
This variation is a work in progress :
Red pepper boats stuffed with a courgette “cargo”!
Thinly-sliced, small courgettes are mixed with garlic, cheese and breadcrumbs and stuffed into peeled red peppers, then roasted.
Recipe to follow in a couple of days!