Life in the heart of France
18th April 2012
We love asparagus. We're trying to grow some in our veggie patch. We thought we might have lost it during that severe winter freeze, as we lost the fig tree, the huge bay tree and several shrubs, but then little purple fat shoots appear and we have lunch! These four stalks were the first, and became an asparagus quiche. Too impatient to wait for more, I bought a bunch and we had them steamed and served with home-made hollandaise sauce for lunch with Rob. What a treat.
Yes, Rob did rearrange his cancelled flights and came out in the last week of his Easter hols, a better arrangement really as by then the gite guests and other friends had returned home, so he and Tony could spend a lot of time in the studio creating music. Commercial music mostly, hopefully for future income in royalties. We live in hope.
We visited the little annual fête at the pig farm near Oradour, watched the band, bought some apple juice, some cheese and a tray of geraniums, but didn't stay long as it really wasn't very warm. Good to see it well attended though.