Olives and Artichokes is a, usually bi-lingual, blog about cooking, eating and gardening in the Midi, southern France.
You can tell that France is a big country, and not all of it is “blessed” by the sort of weather I get in Brittany , by the post from last Friday (4th December), which starts…. Some rain at last! – I woke to a strange sound this morning – it was raining, and it rained for at least two hours. It’s the first proper rain we’ve had since October and it will be very good for the garden.
As well as being an interesting site (the cooking and eating posts, of which this is a great example… Sunday Lunch in the Garden, are especially interesting to my greedy guts!), the site is an excellent way of learning French (most articles being in French and English.)
The site has been going since February 2008 and has over 220 postings on it. The ones that aren’t to do with cooking and eating are mainly about gardening.
If you are especially hungry, they also run a blog about Mediterranean Food but, I’ve spent the last 20 minutes on it and have already put on 2 stone – you have been warned!
All in all, Olives and Artichokes and it’s sister site (whose name I dare not mention in case I get even fatter), are lovely and interesting places to visit – especially on a day like to day when the freezing rain is beating against the windows in sunny Ille et Villaine!
All the best