Palmiers made with pesto and black olive tapenade.
Petite astuce, a little tip, for a very easy canapé to go with drinks...'les palmiers': little biscuits that can be sweet or savoury.
Savoury Palmiers Recipe
Serves around 15
To be filled with either:
Tapenade, black or green olive
Anchoiade, a creamy anchovy paste
Sun blushed tomatoes
or if you want to make a sweet version:
crushed nuts such as almonds or hazelnuts
Roll out your puff pastry.
Spread your chosen filling over the sheet of pastry.
From either side, start rolling the pastry towards the middle.
Both ends should meet in the middle.
Then cut 1/4 inch slices along your 'roll' and place on baking tray. (If the pastry doesn't cut well and has got too warm, place it in the freezer for five or ten minutes).
Bake on a high oven, 200C/400F, Aga roasting shelf, for ten minutes or then turn over the little biscuits and do the other side for five/ten minutes or until golden.
Serve hot, warm or cold with the aperitif.
And some more pictures of the South of France:
I love the food packaging from Albert Ménès
A trio of cheeses: goat, sheep and cow
Wine in an ordinary French supermarket: yes that's the price, 1.5k! The cabinet is locked however.Some gorgeous vintage seed packets I bought. The woman who sold me these proposed doing an Franco-British exchange, she was looking for vintage postcards of porn.
"Those sell?" I asked. "J'ai des clients" she said darkly (I have clients).
My buys this last Sunday at le jas des roberts: a crystal glass dish (8 euros), some tin moulds for jellies, blancmanges (6 euros all), seed packets each with 50 drawings (5 for 15 euros), a wooden 'basket' for displaying fish (10 euros), a vintage tea towel in linen (2.5 euros), some more blue/white/pink plates (less than a euro each).
My reward after a boiling morning's hunting: a little kir or pastis on the terrace of le Jas des Roberts restaurant.
Old and vintage typical Provencale skirts
A 19th century jacket
Enameled temperature gages, some old, some new...
Then we go home and read...
The teen and cousin, with our beach bags: an Italian Co-Op reusable bag, a jute bag given for free at the Real Food Festival. Does the trick and is pas cher! #austeritychic