People often ask why I blog. It takes up a lot of my time and I don't make any money from it; in fact it costs me money! Everyone has their own reasons for writing a blog. Some people do it to share information with their families, others to enthuse about their hobbies and A Late Provencal Smoothie[Read More]
Around the end of August and the beginning of September, if you live near the garrigue (scrubland) or woodlands in Provence, you can hear the pop, pop, popping of gunfire, heralding in the shooting season. Near us in the Alpilles there are signs to beware of the chasseurs. The Wild Boar[Read More]
Where to eat Geoduck in Seattle
Things have been a bit quiet on the Provence Calling site, the reason being that I have been working on a film in Seattle and have had little time to do anything besides. Seattle is surrounded by water, the Puget Sound to the West and Lake Washington to the east and there is a Where to eat Geoduck in Seattle[Read More]
The best bbq in L.A.
Disclaimer: This post has nothing to do with Provence. I happened to be in L.A. when Anthony Bourdain's new TV show, Layover, aired, on where to eat in L.A. when you have a 24 hour layover. It features him driving around in an open-top car, spilling food into his lap and The best bbq in L.A.[Read More]
Pot au Feu
I drove back from the UK last week, to find Provence experiencing the coldest weather I have ever known. I could feel the wind shaking the car as I passed Lyon, a sure indicator that the Mistral was blowing. The whole of France was below zero degrees centigrade, in fact the Pot au Feu[Read More]