Bonjour mes belles, This week's recipe is an easy but delicious one.
The dish was invented in 1892 or 1893 by the
French chef Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel, London, to honour the
Australian soprano, Nellie Melba.
The French version is followed by an English version below.....
500 g de cerises
8 demi-pêches au sirop
25 g de beurre
100 g de cassonade
1/2 sorbet au citron
Égouttez les pêches en réservant la moitié du sirop. Lavez et dénoyautez les cerises, poêlez-les avec le beurre et la cassonade. Laissez cuire 5 minutes en remuant délicatement de façon à ce que les cerises restent entières. Puis ajoutez le sirop de façon à arrêter la cuisson, retirez du feu. Dans le fond de chaque coupe à glaces, disposez 2 demi-pêches
ouvertes, laissez tomber les cerises sur les pêches en conservant le
jus. Ajoutez une boule de sorbet citron, nappez de jus et servez aussitôt.
Yesterday we went and picked up this fabulous mirror from very large house in the country.It is large and would look stunning when hung above a firerplace or simply hung on a wall.
A friend came into the boutique this morning and said how could I sell an item like this? Unfortunately I can not keep all the lovely items that we find and my garage is full with items that I have bought with a view of using them later.....hence I am looking for a loving home for one fabulous and very French Mirror.
Speaking of the shop, it smells lovely at present as I have had a lot of new candles delivered this morning, all of which smell lovely. The new fragrances include Vanilla and White Ginger, Grapefruit and Green tea, Gerannium and Rose Petal and a new favourite of mine; Fig and Wild Pear.
I love the packaging as the lettering on the tins has a vintage feel to it.
Also back in stock are best sellers Antique Rose and Linen and White Pepper. Back to the unpacking of stock I must go,
We were hunting through lots of old postcards yesterday when we came across these antique cards relating to Eymet, the village that we live in and that French Boyfriend was born in.
We no longer have a railway station in Eymet, this building is now the Notaire's offices.
This is the village square which has not changed in over 100 years apart from the trees that no longer exist as it is now parking. I prefer it with the trees....
Love the card pictured above which features the words "a thought from Eymet"......
I am particularly fond of postcards that feature people as I think that it makes them more interesting and funnily enough old postcards with people in them, often have a higher value than those without.
Unfortunately I did not find any of my house, which used to be an old hotel, but will keep looking.
Bonjour from a rainy, sunny and windy SW France, Printemps has well and truly arrived, this morning we have had rain followed by sunshine followed by rain....I think that you get the picture hence it is not a good idea to leave the house without carrying both a pair of sunglasses and an umbrella. I just hope that the rain and the wind does not spoil the flowers of my favourite tree, which is situated a few steps from our house...J'aimele magnolia.