Good morning! The landscape is about to change as it's harvest time and our team are going to get involved today at our local organic cognac distillery- we'll keep you posted via our story this afternoon!
I shared this on my stories, but it was too good not to share on my main feed too.
Contrary to popular belief desserts (and baking in general) aren’t something I completely love doing (no patience), but something like a galette I can totally get on board with. Once you’ve made the pastry, the more rustic it looks the better!
The recipe for this lovely one came from My friend Kellie @food_to_glow’s blog, and she offers lots of variations with her recipe too (this was with gluten but dairy free). When I was menu planning last week I thought a galette would be just right for a French retreat and this one was perfect with the fruit available.
There was even a fig tree in the garden @domainedemournac and the retreat owners Lucy and Jon popped into the kitchen almost daily topping up the fig bowl - never had them in such plentiful supply! Amazing right?
Just landed back in the UK, and am celebrating the fact that I’ve now cooked on 40 retreats. Blinking heck! Next milestone 50?? Thanks @chloefaulkneryoga and @katybatemanyoga for a beautiful week en France and all the guests for so graciously devouring all of my home cooked food 💕.
Retreat number 41 is next week so better get my feet up asap... .
High in the hills of the Corbières, in a stunning corner of south west France, @chateau_trillol has been the @maisonsichel family property since 1990. At 400m above sea level, the vineyard is located in two of the Corbières terroirs: Termenès and Quéribus. Here the local grape varieties, Grenache, Syrah and Carignan (harvested by hand), result in an authentic wine that is packed with character and a strong sense of place.
We invite you to discover the Sichel company, family, wines…
Corbières 2013 currently available at Wineservice for purchase.
Some of the wonderful and truly inspirational ladies from the @lifekitchen_ retreat my good friend Hadj and of course Fabrice the flamingo was getting amongst them as usual. What a wonderful couple of days - actually have a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes as I am writing this - passport control may quarantine me as I am one ugly crier. A few of the gang are missing from this shot @chateaumontfort @oriordanliz @ryanrileyy @sunsetswells @xxemjacksonxx @llpaddock @theminimalistarab #montfort#lifekitchen#southwestfrance#cancer#gites#bearn#countryliving#flamingo#youonlyliveonce