“Autumn is a second spring,

When every leaf is a flower."   Today's Friday Food for Thought comes from Albert Camus (1913 - 1960), French philosopher, author and journalist.   Did you know? The song Autumn Leaves, composed by Joseph Kosma, was originally called Les Feuilles Mortes, with lyrics in French by Jacques Prévert. Since it was written in 1945 it has been recorded…

Cooking with apples – a treat for a cosy afternoon

Dear Sam,   Happy October to you, too! We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, thank you, and the train ride through the mountains from Paris to Milan was spectacular.  Spending time in Italy we, of course, sampled the local wine, so how appropriate that it's now wine month! Since we came home, autumn has arrived with darker, wetter…