Dans le jardin

[In the garden #1]

We picked radishes. A big fat handful of them. We cleaned them under running water and kept the leaves for a soup. We ate two strawberries straight from the plant. They still had a little dirt on them and tasted sweet like summer is.

We coated courgette flowers in a light batter made with sparkling water – of the tempura kind – and fried them until crunchy. We cut a salad, no, two. And made a vinaigrette, and drizzle it over the beautiful leaves.

We watched tomatoes grow. Tiny plump green jewel. And really we can’t wait. We left a few camomile flowers to dry in the sun. They made the best tea ever the night after. I had mine with a bit of honey and ice-cubes.

Hope you’re enjoying those early summer days. And those few words about my never-ending garden.

8 thoughts on “Dans le jardin

  • miuccia June 25, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Just one word Fanny: thanks.

  • A. June 26, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Such a wonderful little potager you have here. How big is it? x

  • chris June 26, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Fanny, I’ll never get over your little videos. They make me happy. A lot.

  • Lucia June 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Gardens are places where everything can happen: ruby jewels can grow among grass and wild flowers.

  • littlek June 26, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    ohh, les beignets de fleurs de courgettes, que c’est bon! Dommage que nous n’ayons pas l’impression d’être en été ici …

  • karon June 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I just love your photographs they really are spectacular, do you use film or digital? I would be so interested to know and maybe learn something about cameras.. I also love your beautiful illustrations, I hope they will be in your little cookbook… I am also writing a cookbook for my business bakingforthestars.com I too have similar experiences as yourself.. far away from home UK, I now live in Canada and have a bakery/cooking studio, I teach classes and also paint as a hobby. You have inspired me today to attend a wonderful life drawing class this evening. Thankyou,

    • fanny June 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      Thank you so much Karon. These pictures are taken with a Canon 400D and then edited to look like film (with more or less success). But I do love real film too. In fact, I almost exclusively carry my Pentax ME Super with me at all times. You can see the pictures it gives here.

      Good luck on the book! xx

  • amelia from z tasty life July 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    just lovely! so happy to have discovered your blog.

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