White bean salad with anchovies and Muscat grapes…and remembering a garden by the Loire.

Very few people enjoy white beans. I'm actually not one of those few. But a salad...that's something I always enjoy, and with bean salad, it is no different. Not a cold salad though. Slightly warm.  And not a mushy one either. Fresh and crispy. That's how I like all my salads. Try it, you might…

Stuffed courgette flowers..and painting in Provence.

My courgette is taking over my potager here at Coin Perdu...beautiful and healthy with enormous bright green leaves and underneath those cheeky yellow flowers peeking through. The male flowers are starting to fall of and I'm picking them up and drying them to use as dried flowers for sprinkling over my salads...my latest craze; if…

Radishes with butter and fleur de sel..and a magazine feature.

I am writing from Coin Perdu in Puy d'Arnac, Correze, where we've opened up the house and restarted the restoration process. I have started work in the vegetable garden, where the process is much slower than I would like, but like with art, it should be about the process and not only about the end…