Walnut tart

Since I saw the walnut trees in the Southwest of France last summer, I wanted to return later in the year for walnut saison. Now in early October an abundance of noix is about to fall from the trees all over the Périgord region, ready to be turned into local delicacies like precious oils, traditional walnut cakes, […]

Blackberry days

Blackberries have put their spell on me lately. It started a few weeks ago while I was taking a walk on the Normandy shore, not far from the famous white cliffs of Etretât. A blackberry thicket seamed our path, thorny yet inviting. I would have loved to indulge on a handful or two, but that day it was too early for picking, so I contented myself […]