This week, I would like to share with you the series of photographs from the calendar I made for 2011. Let’s start with the cover picture, which is a collage of the twelve photographs used for the calendar:
The picture in January was of the fire burning in Stephane’s bread oven. Stephane revived an old bakery in Azillanet, and he baked the most amazing bread in the old wood-fired oven. I visited his bakery several times and wrote about it back in 2013 – you can find the article here.
Almond blossoms featured in February:
June is prime time for strawberries and this dessert was a wonderful example of what can be done with a few simple ingredients and some imagination! Crushed meringues, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, the whole topped with vanilla ice cream mixed with strawberry coulis. Writing about it makes my mouth water! 🙂
I adore fresh figs – their taste and texture are so far removed from the dried figs of my childhood! In Saint-Chinian fig trees thrive! Delicious figs can be found in the weekly outdoor market during the summer months or on walks in the countryside!