From the category archives:

Camp Camont

A Rendezvous with Grrls, Some Meat & the Gascon Spirit of Sharing…

October 7, 2012 Camont

If you’re my facebook friend or like my Kitchen-at-Camont page then’ you’ve seen the cleaver and board headline floating around for Grrls Meat Camp this month. The event is the manifestation of several simultaneous ideas that blossomed over a year ago, when I explained why it was important to teach and share experiences with other women working […]

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Midsummer = Fete de St Jean + making Vin de Noix

June 24, 2012 Camp Camont

Midsummer days… Today is the Fete de St Jean. It is a time for piqune-niques, village parties, birthdays, and blazing towering bonfires. It is also the time to make Green Walnut Wine. Vin de Noix. I wrote the recipe in my book and here.  The first thing I will make when I get home on Wednesday […]

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French Summer Fun at Camont

June 5, 2012 bread

What were we doing last year at Camont? It was a big year for cherries, gatherings and a lot of cooking. This year the cherries are less abundant but the spirit of summer cooking makes up for it. We (Felix, Steph and I) are foraging the farthest corners of Camont and finding: some cherries for […]

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le weekends at Camont: the friends sessions

May 28, 2012 bread

Remember those special times when Bob and George and Willie got together and jammed all night? Or the Duke dropped by with his entourage for a mid-summer masquerade fest? How about when your favorite friends showed up with a hamper full of goodies for an impromptu pique-nique on the terrace? Put them all together, pop open a […]

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it’s all about the buzzzzz: NEW working grrls-at-Camont

April 12, 2012 a petite farm

Oh Honey! Beekeeping-at-Camont, Round 2. A couple summers ago I trapped? caught? coaxed? a wild swarm to move into my waiting hive- la ruche. I savored the summer apiarist antics while discovering the sweet taste of Camont, letting the garden wild up, and learning from my favorite beekeeper- Narcisse Ferronato. The winter was hard, the swarm was fickle, bee […]

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Camont: Sunday morning thoughts about a farm- circa 2011

January 23, 2011 Camont

When I was a girl, my mother used to scold me for my messy room with- “when you grow up, you’re going to have to be rich so you can have a maid!” Such prophetic words, Mom. I am the maid. Today, I try to reach those two story cobwebs that sway in the breeze […]

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