Thursday, 8 October 2009

Rain at last! / La pluie enfin!

Last night and this morning we had about 10 hours of steady rain – very good for the garden.  /  Pendant la nuit et le matin il a plu pour 10 heures sans interruption – très bon pour le jardin.

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But it was sad to see the plane tree roots being removed from the roadside.  /  Mais c’était triste de voir qu’on enlevait les racines des platanes.


The vines look very bright and green in the rain, though they’ll be turning autumnal very soon.

Les vignes sont très claires et vertes sous la pluie, mème si les couleurs d’automne apparaitront bientôt.


At lunchtime Lo Jardinièr tried out one of his souvenirs from our trip over the Spanish border – a device for helping to turn a tortilla, made of wood, the size of the frying pan … and it worked!  /  À midi Lo Jardinièr a essayé un des souvenirs que nous avons apporté de l'Espagne – un truc pour s'aider à tourner une tortilla, en bois et la mème taille de la poêle – et ça marche!

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We ate the tortilla with sobresada, a Mallorcan sausage which a neighbour gave us, given to him by a friend who’d been to Mallorca, tomatoes from the garden and aubergine with feta cheese, and a glass of red wine, of course!  Recipes for the tortilla and the aubergine dish will be on the recipe blog soon.


geology said...

That is seriously ingenious.

Congratulations on the rain. I was just wondering when ours will come.

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mo said...

Now that looks like a handy gizmo! And dinner looks delicious!

Lec said...

Great gizmo and yes isn't it fantastic having some rain at last. Great to see things turning green again and all the neglected flowery stuff coming back to life!

Michelle said...

I like that tortilla turner, much easier than a plate. Sobresada is one of my favorite sausages. I make a recipe that calls for spreading it on baguette slices with a drizzle of honey and wine vinegar and warming it all in the oven - delicious!

Yeah for rain, we're still waiting. There's a chance next week...

Jan said...

This is very timely as we've just been given about five augergines!

Titania said...

Hi; You are lucky to get the rain; It is very dry here in spring. No rain since three month. The vegetable gardener is every day watering the growing crop twice, as the sun is already very hot. Luckily we have enough well water which is fine for drinking too. Last spring was very wet and the veggies did not do very well.
This is a very handy tool for turning. The frittata looks delicious, I better call it a Tortilla! I love the produce from the garden nothing tastes better. It is also healthier as it is not doused with insecticides and grown on depleted fields with a lot of artificial fertilizers.

sollergirl said...


Sobresada...! How funny to read this. Let me know if you run out and I'll send you some. Lovely to see this blog. Love the tortilla turner too, haven't got one of those :)

sollergirl said...


Great to see you spreading the word and the sobresada:) Lovely to see this blog and the other side of you.