Welcome to my website
Here you’ll find me blogging and posting about different things I find interesting around food, wine, culture, travel, my garden, projects, reflections, and updates on my new on-line store, La Vie Rustic
Thomas Kuoh (www.kuohphotography.com) took some gorgeous new product photos for La Vie Rustic products, Elaine Corn has created more gratin dishes, one a rectangle reproduction of one from my vintage collection, and Sharon Spain’s Japonism influenced silk-screened pillow shams are now for sale at Lavierustic.com as well. Read about Japonism on the blog section of the La Vie Rustic site. Also a new blog just posted on the site, A Story of Lavender with a recipe for Lavender and Honey Glazed Chicken. Read it here: https://lavierustic.com/a-story-of-lavender/
A Collection of French Vegetable Seeds – A Child’s Kitchen Garden, with 6 different packets of large seeds, including peas, artichokes, favas and more is now available and makes a perfect gift for a favorite child – or a friend with the enthusiasm of a child – or anyone who would like to grow something special. This product was recently featured in ‘What’s Hot’ in OC Parenting magazine.
And, also, I was thrilled to be featured in The Wall Street Journal.http://www.wsj.com/articles/on-her-farm-in-northern-california-georgeanne-brennan-digs-in-1425057632
For the San Francisco Chronicle Food section, I wrote a story on peas, plus a recipe for rag pasta with Fresh Peas. Russell Yip’s photos will send you straight to the kitchen.
In my latest blog post, Snails Then and Now and a Pork Belly Story, you’ll get some escargot history, recipe ideas, and how to grill a pork belly.
Visit my blog page on this site to read it.
In the Provence section of the website, you’ll find information about a village house to rent there, books, photos, and other items of interest centering around that magical place where I’ve lived off and on for many years. It just seemed it needed its own space on my website just like it has in my heart.
In Books, you’ll find almost all of the books I’ve authored or co-authored, along with awards and some of my favorite books by others.
In Recipes – I’ll be posting new ones every week or so, so keep visiting.
On Assignment showcases some of the articles I write for newspapers and magazines on travel and food. I’ve just put up links to my stories on the Costa Brava Wine Region and Bali, plus some new photos.
Here on the home page, I’ll post upcoming events such as cooking demonstrations and classes, tours and more.