Posts Tagged “organic”

Going green in the studio

Going green in the studio

Processing the lavender field’s production, but also the kitchen garden’s aromatic / medicinal herb production Before: After:    

Summer lifestyle @ La Baye des Anges

Summer lifestyle @ La Baye des Anges

Very often, it starts with a Petanque. All are welcome, and our Japanese friends are most excited to learn a new game Pind pong under the wisteria is another big draw But of course, it all ends around the pool.. This was a lucky evening: chef Sylvain Robert, from l’Aromate in Marseille, cooked for us…

Summer and the kitchen garden

Summer and the kitchen garden

We have now hit the “Corne d’abondance” point, to which it impossible to keep up eating daily what the garden produces, especially tomatoes so I am experimenting with the age old conserve making (tomato coulis, ubiquitous in Provencal cuisine) All the ratatouille ingredients are to be found steps from the kitchen But also, all sorts…

L’Aromate @ la Baye des Anges

L’Aromate @ la Baye des Anges

Sylvain Robert, L’Aromat’s chef and his wife Virginie cater for our summer fiesta this year, the brief is to cook from our kitchen garden’s production: tomatoes, courgettes, courgettes flowers, aubergines; spring onions, and a variety of herbs… the result is awesome and wiped out within minutes! Sylvain Robert is Maitre Cuisinier de France, you can…

From soil to pot…

From soil to pot…

Since the whole point of a kitchen garden is to have create delicious meals, here is our take on how to use it.. Our very first courgette, how exciting! So tender that it can be eaten raw, and makes a delicious salad with your choice of herb and a drizzle of olive oil The overgrown…

The Studio

The Studio

Inaugurating a project long dreamed of at last 🙂 after refurbishing the “garage” into a studio, the first set of vegetal dyed fabric has finally seen the light: Indigo bath:   Acetate prints with stencils.. … and block prints:     And the final result.. More to come soon, in the shape of summer bath /…

June in the kitchen garden

June in the kitchen garden

The garden has now turned into a jungle!! The tomatoes are climbing up, the courgettes and melons spreading way out of their garden bed Strawberries keep coming out! On the lower left corner of the picture, a leave of Comfrey that I use as organic fertiliser, plants do seem to like it a lot 🙂…

May in the kitchen garden

May in the kitchen garden

Because food is quite high in our priorities, especially tasty food, we are monitoring our brand new kitchen garden weekly, and although (or rather because) we only use comfrey as fertiliser, it’s growing like weed: the aromatic square is pretty much filled up by herbs, the courgettes have become immense and already spreading out into…

April in the kitchen garden

April in the kitchen garden

This being the first year, we are watching the kitchen garden closely, in particular the strawberries that are literally turning red before our eyes, very exciting!! We also added quite a few lavender planters on the steps, thereby creating a mini lavender field to attract auxiliary insects, which along with mixed plantation is the base…

The garden project, kitchen garden

The garden project, kitchen garden

Following the happy experience with dry gardening, and thanks to the very inspiring movie “Demain” (see link here) I ended up after quite a bit of research, digesting and making mine the concepts of permaculture in order to apply them to our garden. As all this is a rather long process of observation and planning,…

The garden project, dry garden

The garden project, dry garden

Like many people, I have been brainstorming about how to make the future better (or just less worse maybe ?) for our children. An intelligent use of the property we are lucky enough to have seemed to be one of the obvious way forward. Instinctively, the manicured green-lawn model just didn’t seem right in our…

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