Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Soir de lune and Eve's pudding...



Here is the new Red website... I very much like the look of the recipe for fruit crumble, although I am planning to cook my own version of Eve's pudding tonight, using pears instead of apples, and adding a taste of ginger to the sponge topping.
The temperature is dropping again outside -- white frost icing the lawn this morning -- but I love the clear blue skies, after days of rain. Now a full moon is rising, and the fire is flickering inside; the kind of evening that makes me think of Elidor, and the childhood longing for a glimpse of magic in the darkness, beyond the lamplight, just out of reach...

10 comments:

Gondal-girl said...

OMG Justine, I have been thinking of Elidor all week... you have the gift

aoifeaj said...

Hello my name is Aoife,
This is off topic but I have read your biography on Chanel ( which i love!) and I am writing my irish leaving cert history project on chanel during WW2. What most interests me are her links with the Nazis( possibly?), churchill operation model hut etc, I was wondering would you have the name of any other good sources as I am struggling! Sorry to bother you!

Justine Picardie said...

Gondal-girl: it must be a moment for Elidor, as it has been on my mind this week -- the unicorn on the city streets.
Aoife: everything I know about Chanel during WW2 has been included in the book. You'll see the sources in the acknowledgments, including the Churchill archives in Cambridge, and the Schellenberg interrogations by the Allies, but unfortunately I can't really add any more to that. Good luck with your history project.

Knitting Out Loud said...

Elidor sounds like something my daughter and husband, big Tolkien fans, would like.
Red is fun and the crumble looks delicious. How do you stay trim?
Beautiful moon!

enid said...

I would love that recipe for roast lemony chicken that you mention in the Red. What glorious photos. What are you reading ?

Justine Picardie said...

Reading about Christian Dior; his autobiography, Dior by Dior, which was translated into English by Antonia Fraser, and also Alan Garner's Elidor...

silverpebble said...

Seeing the moon and Jupiter so bright in the skies this week has made me want to get my other half's telescope out to do more star gazing. There's nothing like clear winter skies and a flask of hot chocolate.

kairu said...

I will have to look up Elidor; I know I have The Owl Service but not any of the other books.

I remember seeing the Dior exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art when I was 16. Such exquisite creations. I still have the catalog. Dior makes me think of Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris, and bouquets of lilies-of-the-valley (which in turn remind me of St. Petersburg in late spring...).

Justine, thank you for your earlier comment about my new photograph! It was time for a change...my hair was getting longer. Although that photo is a few months old already, so probably time for a new one.

Young at Heart said...

the pudding looks delicious, still many crumble days to go I believe, as the tempreture drops.....again......oh for a little sunshine!!

enid said...

Have you read Love's Civil war - letters and diaries of Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie. I am really enjoying it so much and now want to reread Bowen.