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1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Creme Anglaise, recipe follows
4 extra-large egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 3/4 cups scalded milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons Cognac
Seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean, optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
For the caramel, heat 1 1/2 cups of the sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small, ...
... Roussillon, an oncoming car maintained his line in the middle of the road. I headed for the edge of the road and we passed with an almighty "bang". For the first time in three weeks, I was driving with my window down. Thankfully my wing mirror was simply thrown closed and the mirror just popped out still attached to its electricals. I stopped, refitted the mirror, continued ...
... la Sorgue & Fontaine-de-Vaucluse part of the days schedule or we would never get to see them. Big ask after lunch and a half hour drive north. We'll see.
Lunch was lovely without being spectacular. Jenny had told us that when they ate there recently, most of the locals ordered the 29E set menu so they didn't feel guilty.
Lunch was lovely without being spectacular. Jenny had told us that when they ate there recently, most of the ...
... Siege de Ménerbes, which lasted from 1573 to 1578 during the French Wars of Religion. By 1960 Ménerbes was half depopulated but was the residence of Dora Maar, one of Picasso's models. The region grew lavender, mushrooms, truffles and red wine. One of Peter Mayle's books was made into a film A Good Year starring Russell Crowe, which was filmed nearby in the region. Much was actually filmed in the nearby town of Bonnieux. A year in Provence was ...
Today we made our first foray outside of Aix, spending most of the day in the capable hands of the very charming and knowledgeable Janicke Lemiere, our local guide extraordinaire. She and Sarah Pernet, operating as "Discover Provence", offer custom guided tours (in English) of Aix, and the surrounding areas of Provence. We had a thoroughly delightful day, with Janicke leading us on a walking tour of Aix in the morning, followed by a drive to ...