Monday, June 11, 2007

Summer Eye Food







What could be more refreshing than a garden salad in the summer~( it tastes better if the lettuce was grown in your very own garden!) The combinations of salad creations are endless.....you can toss in any vegetable to create a beautiful masterpiece! This photo was taken at a restaurant located near Sarlat, the heart of the country's foie gras and walnut region.






Summer in France brings endless opportunities to photograph what I call, "eye food." There must be a magical formula that our French friends have to make their gardens grow greener and so perfect. The shutters surrounding the windows, the arbors in the gardens all entwined in ivy........ they know the secret for making such beautiful masterpieces.......

20 comments:

K & S said...

beautiful "eye candy" :)

Jann said...

K&S Thanks for the comment~always good to hear from you. Yes, eye candy,too-I save that word for all the beautiful cakes,pastries and tarts I could drown myself in! I can't help myself from looking!

katiez said...

All that beautiful Virginia Creeper! I had it all over my house in Andorra. Here we have a naked house...how embarassing! We do have a huge mulberry tree, though, that helps!
Great photos. Did you eat that lovely salad on an equally lovely terrace?

wheresmymind said...

I so wish we were going back to France this year *pout*

valentina said...

I agree with you Jann.

Lydia said...

Such a beautiful salad! Are those olives in the center? Yum.

T.W. Barritt said...

Perfect! There is nothing like a plate of lovely greens in France!

Jann said...

Katie-Don't you just love that creeper? I know you must miss it growing on your new home~
Wheresmymind-next year,after you start selling all those delicious pies you have been making!
Vale~I think we all agree on this one-what a great place!
Lydia-The salad was just all greens and it was so delicious-I don't know-food just tastes better in France!
T.W.-You are so correct, as you well know!

TICA said...

Summer eye food! I like that!

Pam said...

We have a lettuce patch in the garden and it is indeed a treat! We've planted too many though~ you better come over and grab a few!

Cheers,
Pam

Joy said...

That salad is like a work of art!

Simona said...

I like the photos! The top one is my favorite: it tells a whole story.

Christine said...

Love these photos Jann. And Sarlat!!! Oh the memories...

Anonymous said...

beautiful, i can only imagine what the food was like. did you say that you were doing tours to france and italy. my friend is having a 5oth birthday party and if this is so i would love to have some information.

ladyjicky said...

What a colourful post! The salad and the pretty petunia's in the pots infront of the ornemental lvy - lovely.

Mimi said...

Beautiful!

I't got Virginia Creeper and it is rampant. But not that rampant.

Of course, the salad is good, too.

tongue in cheek said...

That is the best a touch of spring in the salad of summer!

Britt-Arnhild said...

I love colourful summer salads. The borago in my herb garden is soon blooming now.

Love your blog, which I found through Tongue in Cheek.

Figs Olives Wine said...

You're so right about the saturated green of the gardens there, and those vegetables look as fresh as it gets! What a treat! What's that flower on the left side of the plate?

Betty C. said...

Were you in Sarlat recently? That's only a few hours away from Aveyron...a charming town, especially a little off-season! It was the first town I visited in Southern France, back in 1980! It still felt quite primitive and rural back then -- I'm not sure the tourist/British invasion had hit.