I will be devoting this whole post to food, a good part of our trip happened around food....preparing it , taking pictures of it, eating it , the art of it, taking our time and enjoying it....lunch could run 3 hours....dinner up to four. (Diner en Blanc I will post about later. )
That time I made Strawberry rhubarb jam with my daughter in a 13 century Chateau in France- priceless.
left to right- Jamie- doing what it takes to get the shot -Gina
Learning new photography skills was also a part of this trip.
(I learned tons....now the trick is to actually use what I learned...the hard part.)
You know it is going to be a great week when this greets you as you step from the van straight from the airport. I thought it was our dinner....but no, it was a snack!
Quote from Shannon " I feel like I'm seriously ruined for dining/cooking forever. Every single meal was so good with so many wonderful flavors, textures, colors, and unique combinations. I now understand why they say that food tastes better in France."
I totally agree!
Now for the onslaught of food pictures!
Another snack....so coveting these trays!
Many an awesome meal served on this table!
Breakfast outside when the weather was warm.
A typical breakfast....I so miss the warm croissants!
Picnic- you can't go to France and not have a picnic! Oh, and while you are at it....make sure you carry your lunch in an adorable linen bag tried in a knot and sit down to eat on the grounds of a 8th century chapel...yep happens everyday....not!(smile...the linen bags a gift to us from Heather.)
Flowers and great food...wonderful together.
All our meals seemed to take place with the most stunning views or have a wonderful comfortable home like feeling.
Picture by Shannon- Savory crepes
The meal we enjoyed here was beyond wonderful! The vegetable lasagna was to die for!
All this...Because Heather had a dream/idea to bring us together to learn, create, laugh and explore! Thank you!
and I still need to tell you about our diner en blanc and much more!