From the garden to the plate

Du jardin à l’ assiette

From the garden to the plate.

English version below the pictures


Dernièrement, je voyais Janine dans notre cour revenir du jardin potager. Elle tenait une petite caisse avec des légumes qu’elle venait de récolter

C’était à la fin de l’après-midi et le soleil brillait toujours mais déjà bas à l’horizon. Cela a donné un éclairage spécial rendant le spectacle plus agréable encore


Lately I was seeing Janine in our yard coming back fom the veggie garden.. She was holding a small crate with veggies that she had just harvested

It was at the end of the afternoon and the sun still was shining but already low at the horizon. This gave a special lighting making  the show more enjoyable yet!


Sur la photo ci-dessous on voit la récolte: des carottes de taille moyenne( la sécheresse se fait sentir ) mais délicieuses même crues . On voit aussi une petite courgette  qui sera utilisée pour faire une excellente soupe

In the picture above we see the harvest:  average sized carrots (the drought is felt) but delicious even raw. We also see a small zucchini that will be used to make an excellent soup

Janine a composé un excellent repas avec un filet mignon de porc et une macédoine de légumes (dont les carottes). Un verre de bon vin complétait le délice. Je peux dire que c’était un bon repas pour un jour de  semaine. Merci Janine

Janine composed an excellent meal with a pork filet mignon and mixed vegetables (  among them the carrots ).  A glass of good wine made  the delight complete.  I can say it was a great meal for a simple day of the week . Thanks Janine .

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81 Responses to From the garden to the plate

  1. puffpop says:

    I always enjoy your writings on your garden and how delightful the produce from the garden ends up on your table so well prepared by Janine. You and Janine are a remarkable pair. A perfect combination.

    votre amie,

  2. Beautiful Michel. The most simple activities are a work of art in your world. Janine is lovely. ❤️

  3. mrswrangler says:

    Enjoy your garden veggies. A freeze has ended my season

  4. Gracia McDairmant says:

    You and Janine have inspired me. I will make some soup today. I have some carrots and a small zucchini. Unfortunately from the store, and not from a garden. However I’m sure the soup will be good. The picture of Janine in the light is lovely. Blessings.

  5. Wonderful food from a wonderful garden!

  6. Lavinia Ross says:

    It is always good to have a meal made with vegetables from one’s own garden. That is a lovely photo of Janine in the afternoon sun. You and Janine are very special people, Michel. Love to both of you. ❤

  7. Beautiful garden veggies! The work you and Janine do in the garden pays off! Your meal sounds healthy and delicious! 🙂
    Love the light and shadows in the first photo!
    HUGS and ❤ to you and Janine!!! 🙂

  8. I did not know France was having a drought. I’m glad you still have some harvest, though. It’s such a special treat to enjoy things we have grown ourselves.

    God bless you and Janine!

    Caroline ❤

  9. Gayle Smith says:

    Boy that looks good!! I live in a senior citizen apartment and we have no garden …. you and Janine are blessed by the fruits of your labor ❤

  10. jstnotherday says:

    Oh my goodness! What a harvest. 🙂
    ‘That’ , is a small zucchini? Looks good sized to me.
    Sounds like a lovely meal. I love how you appreciate your wife. ❤

  11. Rachel says:

    You two make me smile! Teamwork in all things. The carrots look wonderful! They are one if my favorite vegetables.
    I went to the eye doctor today. A few problems, but I hope to be able to correct it in the future. Macular Edema in the left eye.

  12. cocosangel says:

    I love your backyard. 🙂 Looks very cosy.
    Janine looks great. How wonderful you are able to pick vegetables from the garden.
    Take care,

  13. L. Gail says:

    That makes me want soup. 🙂

  14. Marion Manson says:

    Looks absolutely delicious, Michel! Janine is obviously an excellent cook, and the two of you grow a wide variety of fantastic veggies! 😋

  15. Catherine aka Singapore Girl says:

    Wow!! How gorgeous!

  16. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour ou bonsoir mon Ami MICHEL super la récolte
    Je te souhaite plein de bonnes choses
    La beauté du silence
    La gloire de la lumière
    Le mystère de la pénombre
    La force de la flamme
    Le pouvoir de l’eau
    La douceur de l’air
    La force tranquille de la terre
    L’amour qui se trouve
    aux racines des choses
    Je te souhaite de passer une agréable journée
    Riche de joie et de bonheur et du soleil dans le cœur
    Reçois ce petit câlin……et ce bisou ce matin
    Et aussi ce soir
    Bonne journée et bonne soirée douce nuit

  17. nannyfountain says:

    Food for the soul! Harvested and prepared by your Angel on earth! Love to all ❤

  18. Love seeing food from your garden. Janine is lovely and I love her outfit. Very stylish.

  19. Isabel Capillas says:

    I believe you had a delightful meal with all those veggies Janine harvested. It wa a meal prepared with L❤️VE.
    Thank uou for visiting my FB and leaving comment, Uncle Michel. I haven’t posted anything new lately but we are good. The twins Nicole and Rachel are in Grade 7 already. Time flies😅😂
    Take care, Uncle Michel & Janine😂

  20. neilc693 says:

    That is indeed a nice “workday” meal! One of my favorites, too—some wholesome meat with nice garden vegetables, maybe a little seasoned rice for starch (but not too much!).
    Your table always has interesting details. I wonder what is in the cup in front of the dark bottle, seeming like a pudding—then I see a dab of it on the plate, perhaps a mustard sauce?
    And that jug has been in the last few photos too. It has a nice shape. Is it a pitcher, or a vase for cuttings and flowers?

    • I liked , Neil, the way you have observed the things on the table . The black bottle is the bottle of red wine ( Bordeaux ) and aside you see a glass of mustard ; we take a small quantity of it that we put on the edge of the plate ( the dab whom you speak ).
      The jug is used like a vase in wich my wife sometimes put some cut flowers but we could use it like a pitcher. .
      yes the carotts newly put out were very good and the pock filet mignon, too ! 🙂

  21. Sandy Bose says:

    Hello Michel. I’m sorry to contact you through comments, but I couldn’t get your email to work. I wondered if you had heard anything from Bonnie (BLB)? I read her blog on Xanga but she stopped posting weeks ago. I was concerned and thought perhaps you had some news. My email is, if you prefer to use that. Thank you. Sandy

    • I have the news of Bonnie only by the posts of her daughter on Blayney’s facebook
      Bonnie made a bad fall on the rear of her head on her garage floor ( October 9th). They took her to the hospital then a skilled nursing facility home . They watched a bleed in her brain. Now, she is much better and here is the latest post by her daughter Carissa :
      October 26th :
      « Mom’s wheeling herself around in a wheelchair. With the PT people’s help she’s able to walk with a walker. I brought her journal and her colored pens so she could write instead of watching TV. She can’t seem to find anything she wants to watch. They haven’t speculated about when she will be discharged yet. She’s also busy making the Drs. and nurses laugh »
      Hopeful she continues to improve . Let us pray for her and her husba

  22. Sandy Bose says:

    Thank you Michel. My family and I will pray for her speedy recovery. It sounds like her spirit is good. I was very worried. Can you please send me a link to Blayney’s facebook page and I’ll send a friend request? Thank you very much,

  23. Zakiah says:

    Garden delights are always so special! I love getting my vegetables from my garden and making a meal out of them. How does Janine make the zucchini soup? I would love to know. I love soups and enjoy them in autumn and winter.

    • We peel the zucchini when they are big. The seeds are removed from the middle and the pieces are cooked in the water. They are ground with a blender with soft cheese – (Vache qui rit or Boursin)

  24. The veggies look so wonderfully fresh and it must be amazing to eat them on the same day. I remember how sweet they were when we had a vegetable garden. It was no fun tilling the soil and putting in the stakes. But it was so good to harvest.

  25. Just stopped by to ask, “How are you doing today?” And to leave some warm hugs for you and Janine. Prayers, too. ❤

  26. mimiwi2013 says:

    It is so good to see Janine and you still so active! Ken is the same, but definitely slowing down. A garden certainly forces one to do hard work, whether one wants to or not!! Sorry to see that you need to have a vein enlarged for dialysis. At our ages, there always seems to be some complication. Thankfully, God has granted us extra time on this earth, which is a blessing! Hope everything goes well on Monday. Hugs to you and Janine!! ❤

  27. blb1 says:

    Your average carrots are larger than our store bought ones. 🙂

  28. You have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be.

  29. Peggy says:

    a delightful entry ~ looks like a perfect day ~

  30. Rachel says:

    Are you doing okay, Michel? Snow is predicted this week. I am not ready.
    Michel, I finally got a car! It had been wonderful being able to travel again!
    Soon, I will be watching Misha during the week and then coming home to work the weekend. 🌻💚🌻

  31. still in short sleeves there? it’s getting colder here by the day 😦
    looks like a lovely meal – i love it when people cook for me, too – ha ha

  32. mlbncsga says:

    Mornin Glorie! This was a wonderful post, not only were my senses pleased with Janine’s gathering and cooking, the wonderful evening light making things look warm and shadows long, but also there is much news in your comments. I hope your procedure went well yesterday so your dialysis today goes much better, I am thankful to know you are in good hands with good doctors! I learned Zakiah has not been well, I’ll go by to check on her and also Bonnie, it was good to see her comment. Today is election day, I’ll soon go cast my ballot and pray for good things for our country. Hugs and Prayers for you and yours also! ilym

    • When I type this reply, Marsha , I am just come back from the dialysis . After the surgery of yesterday I am a bit tired but this is necessary to live .
      I enjoy to read your comment
      Love ❤

  33. julie says:

    What a delightful meal that Janine has made from all your hardwork in the garden over the summer. The weather has been mild here so some of the flowers that suffered with lack of rain in the summer are now back growing

  34. Excellent to eat the produce of your own garden. Congrats, you two!

  35. L Gail Garrett says:

    Garden food is always the best. You meal looks delicious.

  36. Nancy Clark Hislop says:

    You are fortunate to have a wonderful garden to provide fresh veggies and a beautiful wife to prepare them for you. You and Janine are a special couple!

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