Two sundays without you (part II)

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June 5

我已经选择了我朋友的的干净整洁,但铝青铜eit very small Fiat over my husband’s “hard to get into”, “hard to get out of” Land Rover that has no music, no air-condition and is always filled with dogs, vegetables and numerous kids. On sunny days like this one it’s a fantasy world of dog hair and dust flying through the air, perfectly backlit and almost pretty. Almost. We were comfortably trailing the Land Rover on what promised to be a spectacularly beautiful Sunday, following a week of less spectacular, rainy days. Hudson and Mia had opted to stay at home but the rest of us were in for a long-awaited treat. We were headed for the “Château of Women” an indescribably beautiful wine-making property that has been run by women of the same family for over 500 years. This deserves and explanation.

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1581年大梦和一个更大的胃口男子赌博奠定了在梅多克一个宏伟的城堡的计划。这一切都开始好了,外屋和仆人季度分别适合国王,花园,门。然后把钱跑了出来,在上面的樱桃,城堡本身从来没有得到建立。因此,在家庭中的女性,喜欢女人做的,找到了最佳的解决方案,修改了公务员宿舍变成最美丽的城堡,并已运行至今,一个成功的女人他人财产。我猜他们决定,即原来的惨败之后,没有赌徒(读人)应与酒庄的业务干扰。

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So why where we going there in search of a feast on a beautiful Sunday morning? That also deserves an explanation. Some years ago we were invited for lunch at château拉丰 - 罗歇在圣Estèphe产称谓的特级。It’s the “yellow château” we had been seeing for years as we drove by on our way to Pauillac and it turned out that the young manager, Basile Tesseron, whose family owns the château was married to another young estate manager, Bérangère, whose family ownschâteau Larrivaux,在“女人的城堡”。在这第一次拉芳 - 罗歇的辉煌足以为我们的胃口,但在随后的访问巴西莱把我们带到了他妻子的财产,仅5分钟车程。与拉芳 - 罗歇,这是自豪地栖息在圣Estèphe产的一个山丘,平原所有谁通过驱动看到(如果只为黄色),château Larrivauxis a hidden gem, a bend in the road, a dreamy place hidden from plain sight, guarded by a small forest. When Basile took us there for the first time we could see the excitement in his face, it feel to him to show us the property, Bérangère was hard at work in the winery.

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“我爱上了我的妻子的两倍。”他说。“首先,当我遇到她,第二次是当她带着我在这里”。“我已经花了很多我的童年只有几英里远,但我从来不知道这个神奇的地方,直到我爱上了它的主人。”

他两次,坠入了爱河I guess I fell in love as well, once at least. It the kind of place movie producers only dream of or, more likely, have to dream up and produce for their movies so the rest of us can simply dream. We always hope that these magical places exist for real, that they’re not only in the movies – and when we find them…

Bérangère and I had talked about cooking together with our families at her château forever. But timing was never on our side. We have a big family. They have three boys, very auspicious considering they have one boy roughly the same age as each of our three youngest daughters. All very Jane Austen. And recently we’ve both been pregnant.

但我们还是决定搏一搏,之前我们会在宝宝的职责太赶了上来,有两个家庭在周日走到一起在自己心爱的梅多克的精彩盛宴。

And we all do love Médoc. Basile and Bérangère, me and Oddur, we all truly believe in this region, its beauty, its specialness. We all want to do something exciting here, whether it is to make fabulous wine, write cookbooks, or do just about anything to help people discover this place. But first: Lunch!

The menu was up to Bérangère and the other women of Larrivaux, her mother Sabine and her mother’s sister Armelle. I did make one request though. We needed to include Basile’s grandmother’s recipe for pancake cake. Yes you read right –gâteau de crêpes. We’d had it recently at a dinner at Lafon-Rochet in May and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. It’s the most simple, most unusual dessert you can imagine.

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There were lots of tidbits, pâtés, tomato salads , more tomato salads but it all got serious when Bérangère’s mother brought out the family’s cheesebeignets(fritters). They were delicious. Next was the “veal bread” in other words meatloaf, with two types of tomato sauce – very Italian, but somehow also very Médocain. We started with a lovely Champagne form a very small producer (so many good ones these days), no sugar added, no sugar needed. Then we moved on to the wine. The Larrivaux. It’s quite special and unusual for Médoc, more Merlot than Cabernet Sauvignon which usually only happens on the right bank (St-Emilion, Pomerol). Château Larrivaux has a unique clay soil, more suited for growing Merlot and may be the only place in Médoc where that’s the case. It’s a delicious wine and I’ll be drinking it for years to come with fond memories in my heart.

另一个完美的星期日同样完美的管理信息系统haps, on this dry day Louise stepped into a wet hole (the only one on the estate) leaving her ballerinas fit for a pig stie. Oddur, typically, forgot to charge his battery so he sent Thorir and Allegra to get a fresh one. They, equally typically, couldn’t find their way back so we would have had to wait for them until lunch got cold if, most typically of all, lunch hadn’t been so behind schedule that they arrived right on time.

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As I mentioned earlier we were both pregnant that day, Bérangère and I. Both due in June. That wonderful day at the château of women, having a lunch together we both knew what we were expecting. We were both expecting boys.

当我写这一点,他们都是天生的,不会有更多的午餐没有他们。我希望他们会成为朋友,卢西恩和为止。我们将有更多的共同节日,甚至婚礼。谁知道?

Because Bérangère and Basile only have sons it seems that the line of women is destined to be broken one day. Larrivaux will be run by a man. In a way it seems oddly modern, breaking traditions by finally giving a man a chance. Bérangère told me she hopes that her sons will have the good fortune when they take over the château to at least have strong wifes to guide them. I suppose some things are just too important to be left entirely to men. Maybe one of them will even be my daughter.

Time will tell.

A few days later, Lucian, I was bumping about in your father’s Land Rover on my way to the clinic. Hair and dust orbiting around me, every whack feeling strong enough to push you out. And then you came.

Lucian, this is where your story begins…

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Cheese fritters/ Beignets from my grandmother

1/4 liter/ 1 cup of water
40 g/ 3 tablespoons butter
1 pinch of salt
150 g/ 1 & ¼ cup flour
100 g/ 1 cup grated cheese (Emmental county or type)
4 eggs, separated
Vegetable oil, for frying

Separate the eggs. Whisk the egg whites till stiff peaks and set aside.
Bring the water to a boil, add the butter and salt and stir until melted.
Add the flour in one go and stir.
由一个添加蛋黄一个,不断搅拌,然后于蛋清中,随后磨碎的奶酪折叠。

热油中油炸锅至170℃/ 330°F。
Using 2 teaspoons, shape little balls (about the size of a walnut) and fry them until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Beignets au fromage de ma grand-mère

1/4 de litre d’eau
40克去Beurre黄油
1pincéede Sel酒店
150 gr de farine
100 gr de fromage rapé ( type comté ou emmental )
4 oeufs

Fair bouillir l’eau avec le beurre et le sel
Ajouter la farine.
Remuer.
Ajouter un à un les jaunes d’oeufs puis les blancs battus en neige, puis le fromage râpé.

Chauffer l’huile d’une friteuse à 170°C
Faire à l’aide de 2 petites cuillères des tas de pâte à beignet et les plonger dans la friteuse jusqu’à l’obtention d’une belle coloration dorée.

CES beignets AU清爽ONT vraiment BERCE周一ENFANCEàLARRIVAUX,知性EN avions TOUS LES一周结束!

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Veal and basil meatloaf

1.2 kg/ 2 & ¾ pound of minced veal
3 slices of stale bread
的番茄酱(浓缩物)1个小罐/ 140克/5盎司
鸡蛋1个
1 bunch of fresh basil
60 ml/¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
Fleur de sel and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 210°C/ 410°F.

In a food processor, combine the minced veal, tomato paste, bread, salt, pepper and olive oil and mix everything together.
Add the basil and the egg, pulse a few more times.

用汤匙把混合物倒入锅和一个矩形蛋糕transfer to the preheated oven. Cook for about 40 minutes. Set aside to cool and unmold into a serving plate.

提示:您可以为这个小牛肉肉饼用番茄酱和新鲜番茄丁和橄榄油。它是野餐一族的最爱。

Pain de veau au basilic

1,2 kg de veau haché
3次分批德庞多米
1 BOITE德潜心德TOMATE德taille moyenne /140克
sel/poivre
1 oeuf entier
1 bouquet de basilic
huile d’olive

Mélanger et mixer le veau haché, le concentré de tomate, le pain de mie, sel poivre et huile d’olive.
Ajouter le bouquet de basilic et l’oeuf entier.
Mixer à nouveau.

Dans un plat à cake mettre la préparation, puis faire cuire environ 40 minutes à 210°C.

自由放任refroidir。
在peut乐SERVIR AVEC未coulis日欧番茄面包联合国concassé德FRAICHES番茄面包等HUILE D'橄榄。

Quel bonheur de partager ce pain de veau au basilic lors de nos pique-niques!

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Pancake cake

1/2 liter/ 2 cups milk
125 g/ 2/3 cup sugar
6 eggs, separated
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
4汤匙面粉的
1 sachet (7 g/ approx 1 teaspoon) of vanilla sugar
Confectionner’s sugar

In a large bowl, mix together the flour and the egg yolks until you get smooth paste.
Heat the milk in a saucepan and add the butter. Stir until melted. Set aside and leave to cool.
Pour the milk mixture into the egg and flour paste. Whisk until smooth.
In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff. Fold in to the batter – make sure to leave the egg white ‘lumps’ in the batter (they will make the pancakes extra fluffy).

烧热炒锅(不粘煎饼锅)和熔体半茶匙黄油。倒入面糊足以覆盖锅,在中火再煮只有一面。转移到一个盘子。撒上每个煎饼香草糖少许和confectionner的糖少许。重复此步骤,并继续将它们叠放一个在彼此的顶部。在过去的煎饼,把它放在棕色侧顶部。

Gâteau de crêpes

1/2 litre de lait
125 gr de sucre
6 oeufs
125 g beurre doux
4 cuillère à soupe de farine
1 sachet de sucre vanillé
Du sucre en poudre

Mélanger la farine et les jaunes d’oeuf
Faire fondre le beurre dans le lait.
Laisser tiédir le lait et l’incorporer au mélange farine oeuf.
Battre Les Blancs酒店设有NEIGE等莱incorporergrossièrement点菜佩特。
Il doit rester des grumeaux de blancs en neige dans la pâte.
Enduire拉poêle绉德UN混杂Beurre黄油/ HUILE等commencerà放任LES煎饼EN莱faisant cuire阙德联合国瑟科特。
Superposer chaque crêpes les unes sur les autres en les saupoudrant entre chacune de mélange sucre vanillé/sucre en poudre.
Retourner拉dernière黑纱科特CUIT VERS乐奶油蛋糕。