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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Driving Over Lemons

A series of books written by Chris Stewart (former Genesis drummer).

Driving Over Lemons

"An idyllic life in a remote, sunny part of Europe is a fantasy normally punctured by harsh realities, and abandoned.  Chris is made of sterner stuff.  Driving Over Lemons is a wonderful account of his Andalucian adventure."
A Parrot in the Pepper Tree

"This follows Driving Over Lemons, three years on, on their farm as they get to grips with a misanthropic parrot who joins their home, Spanish school life, neighbours in love, journalists beating a path to their door and the shock of discovering that their beloved valley might once more be under threat of being engulfed by a dam".

The Almond Blossom Appreciatiion Society

"The sequel to Driving Over Lemons & A Parrot in the Pepper Tree, Chris Stewart's optimism and zest for life is as infectious as ever"

Three great books I picked up at my local library and haven't been able to put down.

Two books I purchased recently.  The Gourmet Farmer deli book (from the TV series) where Matthew Evans and his two best mates share their skills for making everything from cheese and butter to hams, sausages, smoked fish and pickled vegetables, as well as simple recipes using these ingredients.

Whole Larder Love , Grow, Gather, Hunt Cook, by Rohan Anderson. "Primarily concerned with how to live off the land and provide himself and his family with fresh, local food, Anderson has become an expert hunter, fisher, forager, gardener, pickler and sometimes barterer.  In this book he shares his healthy and Sustainable secrets and experiences.

Also both well worth a look at!

Have a great day, I'm off to do some mulching in the garden.

Shirley :)

1 comment:

  1. I have all the books you mention and often re-read them as they are such a delight particularly when it is cold wet weather here.