Amanda on April 1st, 2007


April is sailing by and here in the beautiful Quercy glorious summer is already on the horizon; the weather is delightfully warm, our summer migrants have arrived – both birds and humans – and the stage is set for six months of outdoor living.
Asparagus, strawberries and globe artichokes are the quintessential signs of early summer, and the backdrop of the current market scene. I spent a happy hour wandering round the aromatic stalls in Cahors, picking the crispest of the new salads and choosing the sweetest fruit and the fattest, freshest artichokes and asparagus to grace the first all-afternoon outdoor lunch of the year.
The table was set on the terrace; old pine and creaky teak were neatly covered with acres of white linen cloth, two-dozen glasses and a stack of plates. Read More »

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