We are half way through our season
The weeks are starting to go by more quickly now as we have gotten into the routine. John does some of the starters, most of the mains, some of the puddings, Tiramisu and Pannacotta, and I do all the baking and some of the starters, mains and puds! We share the washing up and it all seems to balance out. Sometimes one of us is feeling more tired than the other so we take turns where needs be. The kitchen is hot and the pace is stressful. Although menus are planned each week, once you meet your group and find out preferences, a lot of changes take place. We cook things like, goat’s cheese and onion tarts, Savoyard salad, different soups like vichyssoise (everyone’s favourite it seems) and carrot and orange soup with a bit of ginger, beef bourgignon, salmon with crushed new potatoes, pork stroganoff and other delicious food. We try and hand make the kids food as well, gotta love the homemade turkey nuggets! So easy and delicious. One of the most gratifying things is seeing the guest comments at the end of the week. We thank everyone for the great tips and wonderful reviews. We take ourselves out for lunch or dinner with the tips. It is like having. Hug from a loved one! Thank you.
A couple of weeks ago we benefited from a fantastic snowfall of over a metre of fresh powder. Our guests were all keen skiers and invited us to join them with their guides, Rory and Wilkes from Blue Chilli ski. When I woke up in the morning and saw that there was no visibility I thought ‘no I am not going’! But I did go and had the best day skiing ever. We couldn’t see much but we followed the Guide and just let the skis do their thing. I had a breakthrough that day, and I just wasn’t scared. (Normally I freeze and ski badly because I can’t see.) But I just followed Wilkes and had a blast. The next day was the same… awesome powder and lots of fun!
We are now into half term and just came back from a brief visit to Grimentz to see our friends Angus, Trisha, Issy and co. It was wonderful to see them. Somehow the real world now seems to exist! John went skiing with Angus and Issy and I went cross country skiing with Christine. We both had a wonderful day, I like cross country so much I am going to take some lessons and perhaps buy some skis! It is peaceful and fun gliding along on the snow. I “ran” uphill and managed to ski downhill as well. When there is powder, we will ski and when there isn’t we will skin uphill and cross country. We have been busy exploring the area and have found some peaceful skinning tracks, although the hillside further up the track had all avalanched. The conditions are dicey in places to say the least.