13 August 2008

Three things that can sting

And only two pictures. I'm busy today — the dog to walk,
and then errands to run this morning in Noyers, St-Romain,
and Contres — so not much time for the blog.

Blackberry thorns — if you are not careful

Bumblebees and thistles — see above

Today's the 13th. It's a good day to be careful.


  1. such gorgeous colors, they match.

    your blackberry branch made me think of blackberry and rose geranium jam.

    here's what i could find -- in thanks for the beautiful pic.

    Blackberries in Rose Geranium-Red Wine Syrup

    1 c red wine
    ½ c sugar, plus more for sprinkling
    4 rose geranium leaves
    3 c blackberries

    Cook the wine and the sugar together in a small saucepan until reduced by half. Pour the hot syrup over the geranium leaves and cool. Sprinkle the blackberries with a little sugar and let sit for a few minutes until they release their juices. Pour the syrup over the berries and serve immediately.

    Serves 6.

    -- Alice Waters, Chez Panisse Fruit

  2. p.j. Some good quality vanilla ice cream would be a fine base for this berry and syrup recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Beauty can sting as the photos prove...

    I read your interesting post:"Aimez-vous les carottes?" (Feb.18,07) What a tempting meal. I seldom get a full chicken breast. It's always sold cut in half. The turkey breast is sold full. Maybe I should go to a butcher shop. I've been trying to find a stuffing recipe on your blog. I still haven't seen everything yet.

  4. I searched for stuffing on my blog. Being a U.S. Southerner, I really like cornbread "dressing," as we call it. There's a picture on this blog page but I'm not sure I give the recipe.


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