Amanda on July 3rd, 2010
The Pink Ball 2010

The Pink Ball 2010

The dog days of high summer and the heat is on.  Cicadas scream madly from the trees and sunflowers reach for shimmering skies washed of colour.

In the markets meanwhile, colour reigns supreme.  Piles of misshapen scarlet peppers and shiny purple and mauve aubergines nudge their culinary partners, the abundant courgettes and vast, delectable Marmande tomatoes; a ratatouille dances across almost every market stall.  On the long fruit stands the star of the summer ball is making her flamboyant entrance – the beautiful, fleshy peach.  Cherries are over now, apricots are making their bow, but the lovely peach will see us through the holiday months – and for sheer voluptuous pleasure, there is nothing to touch a ripe peach.  A private pleasure of course, one wouldn’t want to be caught in the act, it can be embarrassing. Read More »

The Pink Ball from French Life