Sunday, July 22, 2007

reine claude

The greengages sat very patiently before they were dropped into a fluffy caramel, sautéd with star anis and, once cooled, given a little bonnet of zesty lime cream.

It's all going so fast. Reine Claude plums are already here and we've hardly savoured the apricots enough. (Those pink sunset pouches of shockingly sweet moisture are already on their way out till next year.)

Letting go...

Letting go....

Changing the menu plan and thus, what was an apricot compôte last week must now, this week, be a Reine claude compôte, and naturally, what was a still life this afternoon is now a pudding.



Blogger on painters & painting said...

I've been looking forward to the next instalment of the Mr R saga... what happened on Monday? Do tell!...

8:09 AM  
Blogger Peter (the other) said...

Your blog has more strings then a cello, food blog, music blog, art blog, travel blog, bricolage blog. I do love your food blogs which really peak my hunger, but it seems it is getting time for some music.

8:19 AM  
Blogger ruth said...

Peter, I have unofficially been replaced in the orchestra by the girl with the big hair. Not much music going down right now. They are all in Aix, ironically, playing Mozart. Just down the road. I'm helping build a house.

Their loss is all I can say.

11:09 PM  
Blogger Peter (the other) said...

Well, unless she has big BLUE hair like Marge Simpson, I say phooey. If I ever hear of them playing anywhere near me, I shall go picket with a sign that reads STUPID CACA SMELLY SMELLY and let that show them (harumph)!

1:22 AM  
Blogger ruth said...

funny you should mention blue hair peter. I think I was the only cellist under twenty to play in the vienna Konzerthaus with blue hair.

I like the banner idea but have you ever heard of people getting fired because of their blog? ooops looks like I have been anyway so ok, except of course (thankfully) you don't know which orchestra to picket. phew.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Nancy Kloy said...

Thankyou so much for the brilliance of your blog,each time i read them,they give me great urges to eat fantastic fresh food and to experiment with new recipies.Zesty lime cream sounds very appealing with the appauling weather we are having here...!

8:28 PM  
Blogger Peter (the other) said...

A right manic panic in Vienna (which I have never visited, strange for a bijillion reasons, not the least being my love of pastry).

Oh well, I think I'll just write that (SCSS) on my banner and go out marching as it is. It pretty much describes how I feel today. Maybe I'll find some musos in the park to shake it at!

And I am soo with Nancy, "zesty lime cream" could make me drop my protest in a flash.

4:45 AM  

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