A Summer Solstice Picnic

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A Summer Solstice Picnic The fragrance of freshly mowed grass is carried on a warm breeze. The sound of bees buzzing from blossom to blossom in the garden. Cherry trees burden with ripe… Continue reading

Cherry and Apricot Galette

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A galette is a French rustic pie.  Sweet galettes can be made with fruit or custard.  Salty galettes with cheese and vegetable.  The sky is the limit.  Here is a recipe to get… Continue reading

A walk along the Chrudim River

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We have had so little rain this year that the Chrudim river is beginning to look more like a brook.  I took a walk along the river the other morning looking for snails… Continue reading

Rum Butter Egg Custard

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Each morning my husband opens the door of our hen-house and leads the hens into our courtyard where they can roam freely all day. The hens eat bugs and a mixture of greens… Continue reading

A morning stroll around the garden

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June is the month of flowers.  The morning air is heavy with the fragrance of blossoms.

Jonas Tavern in Svobodných Hamrech

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While on a moped ride through the Iron Mountains on a Sunday afternoon in spring, we stopped off at Jonas Tavern for a bite to eat. Jonas Tavern is in the village of Svobodných Hamrech, just… Continue reading

A garden gate

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  My husband wasn’t feeling well the other day so we had to take a day off from repairing the roof of the barn.  It is a job for two so since one… Continue reading

Elderflower Champaign – A Czech Grandmother’s recipe

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Elderflowers bloom along the paths between the fields around our village.  With a basket in hand we head out to gather flowers for a delightful summer drink. Elderflower Champaign A Czech Grandmother’s recipe… Continue reading

Elderflower Fizz, Wines and Cordial

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The elderflowers are blooming along the edge of my garden. It is time to celebrate the coming summer with Elderflower Fizz, Wine and Cordial. Here are some recipes for you to try. Elderflower… Continue reading

The Niche

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What does a girl do when her computer crashes so she can’t blog?  She works on renovating her old house.  This week a virus took over my computer.  Someone succeeded in interrupting my… Continue reading