In the forest that surrounds us its very unusual to find any abandoned rubbish or litter, so it’s fairly unique to find these bottles that have been here for over two years that we know of. They have now become part of the forest especially the one “growing” out of the tree.
This house is one of three in a tiny hamlet just up the hill from us. One is inhabited all year round, one is derelict, and this one is a maison secondaire. It gets used three or four times a year, during the school holidays.
I heard mention of this and thought it sounded interesting. This post over at Simply So Good gave me some background information and a recipe to follow. I followed the instructions and the result turned out really well.
So I ended up with a very authentic looking and tasting ‘pain rustique’.
I will definitely be making this again as it was so easy.
It’s always nice to see new growth in the garden at this time of year. We planted some wild garlic (ransoms) and bluebells in the autumn and they are now just beginning to show through.
Other signs of life include the elephant garlic growing strongly, the surviving PSB creating spears and the Hesperis we planted out looking very healthy. We also have a cold frame now courtesy of Lidl!