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vendredi 2 septembre 2011

Looks like it is going to be Pasta Sauce today!!!!

Dear Sébastien,
Again it as been a long time and I am sorry for that!  Although summer is a very busy time in the garden and I am now beginning to see the fruits of my labour.
This basket came from 1 plant today!!!

But just for good measure there were a few more!!!!

Beautiful ripe tomatoes straight from the garden

So it looks like I will be busy in the kitchen today aswell as the garden.

Here are some red onions I have grown

Put these together, with a few herbs and roasted in the oven slowly, for a few hours and voila! A beautiful fresh pasta sauce!!!

There is nothing better to have in the fridge or freezer than alot of lovely fresh tomato sauce.
I use it in chilli's, curries and lots of pasta meals.

Oh and one last thing I picked up another 1 euro bargain at the weekend....................

A cast iron Le Creuset pan for 1 euro amazing

Remember Sébastien daddy loves you and I will write again soon

mercredi 29 juin 2011

Bees, Bugs and Butterflies

Dear Sébastien,
sorry it as been a long time since my last post but I had a problem with my computer.
We are now into summer and the bees and other insects are busy at work.  They are collecting pollen which will help to polinate my flowers and vegetables.  This makes them grow more and more lovely things.  Here are some of the lovelys doing there thing.

Ladybirds eat the nasty bugs and are always welcome in the garden

Like bees, butterflies help pollinate the garden

I hope you liked those photos and seeing what is happening in the garden.
We need to help bees as much as possible.  They make lovely honey and help our gardens grow.  I want to make some bee boxes soon.
Will write again soon
Daddy loves you 

mardi 24 mai 2011

Up the Garden Path!!

Dear Sébastien,
We have had the hottest Spring ever this year.  This as helped the garden to a great start but as meant lots of watering to do!  I thought I would show you how this years Yummy Garden is taking shape....................

Up the Garden Path

Well as you can see, it is taking shape now.  Hopefully, everything will grow and look beatiful through till Autumn.  Should be lots of Yummy things to pick, cook and eat mmmmmmmmmmm!!!!
Daddy loves you

lundi 16 mai 2011

Fete du Printemps

Dear Sébastien,
Sorry it as been a while since I last wrote! I have been spending lots of time getting the garden ready and hopefully looking beautiful later in the year.  Also there is alot more going on than usual, as the springtime nears summer.  One of those things was the Spring fair, or Fete du Printemps, at our village Blanzac.  Here are some photographs of what was going on..................................................................
A few fair rides were in the village and a vide grenier (car boot sale)

A blue Citroen 2CV (apparently they go faster)

Some old tractors were on show

There were some different breeds of birds and rabbits

A curly pigeon

there was a marching band aswell

Just out of the village there are some lovely poppies flowering

Very different type of Rose

and of cause Jacques is still doing fine and says Bonjour!!

Well I hope you liked a look at Blanzac Spring Fair Sébastien.  After all the fun yesterday it is back to its sleepy self again today.
Daddy loves you lots