What a busy month of May this has been! In May the tourist season starts to really pick up in Vaison la Romaine. This is the month when friends who know when Provence is at its best start to appear on your doorstep. There are birthdays to be celebrated, tomatoes to be planted, it is the month of asparagus which we now eat about every other day and I even cooked the first twelve jars of cherry jam yesterday! My cooking classes had to be prepared, new recipes were tested and cooked by my lovely guests. So in between our private lunches or dinners tend to be fast and improvised. Have a look at what we ate lately:
Beef capaccio with lemon vinaigrette, shaved parmesan and a little side salad
Tomato-Mozzarella revisited - I let the cherry tomatoes wilt with a little lug of olive oil over moderate heat, deglazed them with a splash of balsamico. Served lukewarm with baguette on the side.
Round zucchini stuffed with onion, garlic, sausage meat and some grated cheese, served in a very light tomato sauce
A wonderful dinner at my blogger friend Michel and Shirley Augsburger's beautiful Sablet house who served us
the best ever leek Risotto with steamed cod on a delicious fava bean puree
These two cuties visited Cuisine de Provence