images and recipe gathered on St. Barts circa - ooo, sometime in the early noughties.
project's coming along slowly but surely...make your summer minestrone with fresh borlotti beans (in the shops now) instead of potato.
Simple, easy and delicious with new potatoes and a spoonful of cranberries collapsed in a splash of water and little sugar. Recipe from the wife of a retired forester in the Swedish lake district - hence long-boat with oarsmen in the background.
To qualify as a proper paella, the dish must be cooked in the open air by a man (or men) in a double-handled raw iron pan set over the embers of a campfire. Essential ingreditients are round-grain rice, saffron, olive oil, water and salt, plus whatever foraged ingredients come to hand: in the rice paddies of Valencia, rabbit, frog-legs and snails are usual. Vegetarians can stick with fresh of pre…
Just finished a new cartoon – a proper Mexican guacamole – as I'm sure you know, it's a flavoured mash (a bit like scrunched potatoes) not a puree!
...and please pass on the news to anyone you think might be interested. It's a steep learning curve, crowd-funding. But I like the anarchy of self-publishing - Dickens did it after all, and he was no slouch, sales-wise. Meanwhile I'll be posting images from my sketchbooks regularly on Instagram (the handle is elisabeth.luard). The contents of my sketchbooks - I have hundreds from over the years…