Ponytail Journal

GOT ZAZZIE’D / A SPORTY COLLECTION NAMED LILY.
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I’m wouldn’t say I’m anything close to busty, but being a lady I must say, wearing a bra is something that you have to come to terms with.  Having a taste for adventure and being a little more hands-on in life, I find myself steering away from the lacy padded stuff that most of us … continue reading

FARM TO TABLE: A BLUEBERRY GALETTE / PTJ’S FRENCH TRIPPIN’
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I’m a lucky gal to be in the centre of France right bang in the middle of blueberry season.  I was taken to a local blueberry farm called Le Verger de Cessinas where we were given baskets to pick our share of their sweet, fragrant produce.  It was also an opportunity to taste a few varieties of … continue reading

NOTES ON BEING A TOURIST IN MONT SAINT MICHEL / PTJ SUPPLIES CLOSET
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To some people, the term ‘tourist’ is something of a profanity.  I think it’s the image of the bum-bag wearing, paper map bearing, hiking boot parading, lobster coloured tourist that blindly makes his way around world famous monuments, just to get the photo along side it to show off to the relatives at Christmas.  Under this definition, … continue reading

PICKING A CROP FOR A CRUMB / WILD BLACKBERRY CRUMBLE
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On a hike through a pine forest in Gueret (in France’s central region), I couldn’t have missed the smell of fruit in the air.  It’s the canine in me that likes to sniff out tasty goodness where unexpected, and how could I possibly turn down a forest full of ripe blackberries??  (That would be madness!)  I return shortly … continue reading

LOOKS LIKE CHAMBRAY & MOSS / PTJ SUPPLIES CLOSET
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I’m in Gueret, a very beautiful part of the world (in the central region of France) that keeps an autumnal feel, even in the middle of summer.  For me it’s a peaceful space to do some good cooking, fishing, walking, and foraging for ingredients in the forest.  Here, there are lots of blackberries to collect, … continue reading

POULET YASSA / CAMP VIBES ON PTJ’S FRENCH TRIPPIN’
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I’m giving you a little recipe for Poulet Yassa, a Sengalese slow cooked chicken that is a super rewarding dish that can be easily prepared over a camp fire.  It’s all the right savoury, tart, and (naturally) sweet from the onions and olives that star in the show, while the chicken never fails to satisfy.  It’s super tender, … continue reading

HOW TO MAKE A POWER CUPPA JOE / PTJ’S TASTIEST LIFE POSSIBLE
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This is a recipe for a boundless amount of energy brought by one cup of coffee.  The first time I ever had this kind of good fat and caffeine induced energy serge, I probably had the most productive morning of my life.  It’s a Bulletproof coffee, but I don’t think brand Bulletproof actually came up … continue reading