This is a bit of comfort food that may be better with fresh, garden-ripened tomatoes but store-bought tomatoes will do in a pinch.
And, as we really can’t be too choosy about our groceries at the moment, it’s best to be flexible.
We’re lucky to have fresh chives so there is a hint of spring.
It was a strange winter … Continue reading.....
You could call it a pastry or a white pizza but I like the way Tuna Feta Tart rolled off the tongue.
And it’s my recipe so I get to call it what I like.
I didn’t use puff pastry or phyllo often when I lived in the U.S. If my memory is correct it used to be frozen.
Here … Continue reading.....
After the winter squash season and before the lock-down I managed to buy some winter vegetables.
I was so excited…. Cauliflower, broccoli, rutabagas, cabbage. We love them all.
The larger, cruciferous vegetables require a bit of a commitment when cooking for two. Or at least some planning so it all gets eaten.
One of our favorite ways to use up … Continue reading.....
A few weeks ago I decided we were through eating winter squashes.
I had 2 of the blue pumpkins and 1 butternut squash left and they all looked like they were ready for the compost.
Then the lock-down happened…..
I had a closer look.
The butternut squash and 1 pumpkin definitely were ready for compost (actually, they’re eaten by the … Continue reading.....
Ah, spring !
The daffodils are done, the tulips are just starting, the lilacs have new leaves and flower buds….
It’s time to sort out the vinegar.
I bought decorative bottles from the Willimas Sonoma catalog back before their stores were everywhere,
Are their stores still everywhere?
I have 6 of the bottles and I keep them on … Continue reading.....
An Australian friend of mine once told me about a wonderful machine that cooked and pureed and baked and did just about everything one could want and did it all by itself.
She also told me that it was outrageously expensive so I promptly forgot what it was called.
But the idea stayed with me….. At least the part about … Continue reading.....
This is a pantry dish.
It does not have canned condensed soup.
One can make pantry meals without using canned soup or box mixes of stuff.
It’s actually cheaper, not to mention healthier, to skip all the ready-made processed stuff.
Considering that we, as well as a good portion of the rest of the world, are on lock-down at the … Continue reading.....
I get, on average, 3 requests to do a guest post every day. Typically, they start out by telling me how much they love this blog and then ask to promote an on-line gambling site.
For the record, I am not opposed to gambling. I’ve played more than a few hands of blackjack in Las Vegas myself. I am, however, … Continue reading.....