A taste of spring

This will be a brief, but positive, posting. It now looks like we are firmly headed into spring, after an unusual period of cold weather and even some snow and ice (“Curse you, Siberian Cold Front!”).

Today was bright and sunny, with little wind, and there are hints of green on the limbs of some trees. For instance, consider this photo of a field outside the hamlet of Gaumier, taken by my wife Jan this morning:


A field of green, with Gaumier on the right of the picture.

Admittedly, the forecast is for rain tomorrow, so it’s not all sunshine and lollipops around here. However, Jan and I are prepared. As I write this, there’s a glass bowl in the fridge, full of chopped vegetables and big chunks of beef, marinating in a nice Burgundy wine. In other words, there is Boeuf à la Bourguignonne on the horizon for tomorrow’s lunch. Not to mention cubes of potato sautéed in duck fat, plus chocolate mousse for dessert. Who cares if it rains?

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2 Responses to A taste of spring

  1. Lesley says:

    Today I have just set off the slow cooker with our beef that had ‘over-nighted’ in red wine.
    It’s just the weather for such food. Having read out the coincidence to my husband, I shall now have to find something chocolatey for us. Bon Appetit!

  2. loren24250 says:

    And bon appetit to you, Lesley!

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