Mise en Place means 'to put in place'. You will find here: recipes from the most simple to the highly technical; stories about dogs, horses, and the occasional feral cat; but mostly, the story of my life and the food I eat while living it.


On all sides he beheld vast store of apples.... great fields of Indian corn, with its golden ears peeping from their leafy coverts, and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty-pudding; and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them, turning up their fair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample prospects of the most luxurious of pies; and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields, breathing the odour of the bee-hive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slapjacks, well buttered, and garnished with honey or treacle....       Washington Irving  

 take me to the the recipes




Things to Love             

Again the early-morning sun was generous with its warmth. All the sounds dear to a horseman were around me - the snort of the horses as they cleared their throats, the gentle swish of their tails, the tinkle of irons as we flung the saddles over their backs - little sounds of no importance, but they stay in the unconscious library of memory.

Wynford Vaughan-Thomas

take me to the farm


Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures. 

Eugene P. Bertin

take me to the method/tools