I use onions every day in winter – added to stews or stir-fries or just to tart up a vegetable..
Sometimes the onions and garlic get chopped before I even know what I’m cooking.
In the summer, when almost everything is grilled I don’t use … Continue reading.....
Now that the lettuce is done we turn our attention to other salads.
It’s always nice to have a salad on hand in the fridge to have for an easy lunch or quick addition to dinner.
I love pasta and rice salads, but I’m referring … Continue reading.....
I used to call this Niçoise Pasta Salad but as no self-respecting Niçois would break so far from tradition I decided to change the name.
A proper Salade Niçoise would have the small, black Niçoise olives and be served on a bed of lettuce.
While … Continue reading.....
I’ve mentioned a few hundred times that I don’t buy pork chops.
The French like them thin; we prefer thick.
Instead I buy a whole pork loin and slice ‘boneless chops’ myself.
Because this is France the loin is tied tightly when I buy it. … Continue reading.....
Grilled chicken doesn’t have to be smothered in barbecue sauce to be good.
Sometimes, especially when it’s hot, lighter is better.
Capers, tarragon and lemon add lots of flavor to simple chicken breasts, but with a lighter twist.
The chicken is marinated for just 15 … Continue reading.....
I miss bagels.
I used to buy them often from our local supermarket when we lived in the US. They had a great bakery and one could buy a sack of mixed bagels. I would get a few sweet (cinnamon, honey, etc.) to slice and … Continue reading.....
This is it…. The last salad of the season.
We’ve had a good crop of lettuces this year and have been eating salads almost non-stop for over a month. But all things must end and this is the end of our salads.
To be honest … Continue reading.....
We had pasta last weekend.
We love pasta but we don’t have it often. When we do we like to make it worthwhile.
Again, one of our old favorites that I haven’t made in years. It was as good as we remembered.
The … Continue reading.....