Saturday, July 31, 2021

Red rover, red rover

Send purple on over! A while back I mentioned that, in addition to white trefle (clover) flowers, the vineyards were also full of clover with purple flowers. These are the standard three-leafed variety. I have yet to find a four-leafed clover.

Purple clover. You can see a few white flowers on the left.

I grilled a big turkey leg yesterday that Ken will turn into turkey salad for today's lunch. We'll also finish our first batch of green and yellow beans as a salad in vinaigrette. I'm going to the Saturday market in Saint-Aignan this morning for some moules (mussels) for Sunday's lunch. We haven't had mussels in a while. I'll make frites (French fries) to go with them. I'm hungry already.


  1. Clover memories. Nice photo. Memories of mussels, too. I don’t know why I haven’t had them in ages. I could take a swim and get some.

  2. The pink or red clover, the nectar is deep in it, the flower pokes at honeybees when they drink, they prefer white clover the blooms are shallower. It won't stop them if there is no other option, from drinking their fill. Lessons from the farm 50 years ago.

  3. We ate lots of mussels in France. I've never made them here, but may try some day. Esta uses marinara for hers which I've never had either. The fries are the perfect side dish.

  4. mitch, we get the farmed kind. Less sand.

    travel, I'll file this under the "When it's time to make honey" category. ;)

    evelyn, I've heard of mussels in tomato sauce, but have never tried them. Something to try!

    judy, we do a lot of meal planning.

  5. I love hearing about your food; it is always more scrumptious sounding than what I get.


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