I am here at Laura and Rachel's 12th century farmhouse way up in the Cevennes mountains, accessible only by a long, rough, switchback 4WD track. The house is the most ancient man-made thing I have ever seen and is breath taking outside and also inside. The 8 hectares of land is steep and terraced and the vegetable gardens lush and productive. Laura and Rachel work very hard to make this house and garden so beautiful... puts me to shame when I often complain about the slope at my place!
Laura has some very interesting vegetables like ground tomatoes, long beetroot and a tomato plant covered in vicious spines, as well as prickly pear, a yellow fig and so many different capsicums and chillis I lost count.
We picked the beetroot and I cooked Jamie Oliver's recipe for baked beetroot, to go with the roast chicken we had for dinner. We also had Laura's delicious yellow butter beans - so good..... It's a hard life here in France!
Of course there are and will be more photos......here.