Saturday, January 23, 2010
Traveling to Provence
My traveling patient was on the move last night, this time to the French countryside of Provence. I tracked down a wonderful DVD at the library "Visions of France: Provence" and a CD of French music, naturalmente. The patient invited the hospice team, his wife, and a family friend to join him for a Provence-inspired dinner. I whipped up a tarte, rice, and zucchini (recipes found on AllRecipes.com) that had the unifying ingredient: Herbes de Provence. His wife made Shrimp Provencal and a French dessert. The guests brought various French contributions. It was a wonderful evening. The patient was thrilled with his travels but succumbed to jet lag towards the end of the night. Next stop: Mardi Gras!