I do not call this ‘Shrimp Scampi’ because that would be redundant.
Scampi is Italian for shrimp…. It would be calling it ‘Shrimp Shrimp’.
Like Chai (meaning tea) Tea.
Or PIN (Personal Identification Number) number.
Or ATM (Automated Teller Machine) machine
Or Queso (Spanish for … Continue reading.....
We think of bay leaves as something that is used in tomato based dishes, but they have a wonderful flavor that works well with thyme.
Most people will use dried bay leaves and thyme leaves.
I have a huge laurel tree by the house so … Continue reading.....
You may recall that I have a new phone.
Immediately after I got the new phone all sorted with all of the bells and whistles functioning, my computer stopped working.
Actually the mouse quit working…. sort of. It worked in safe mode. Further investigation revealed … Continue reading.....
Before Ikea made Swedish meatballs popular there were Lutefisk Feeds.
To be fair, Ikea made their meatballs popular all over the world and the Lutefisk Feeds only covered the Midwest…. and probably not much of the Midwest.
To those of us subjected to, but not … Continue reading.....
I love quail eggs.
They are so cute and perfectly bite-size.
If only they were so challenging to work with.
The shells are harder than chicken egg shells and the interior membrane thicker. They are tiny but one has to make more of an effort … Continue reading.....
Time for mon mari’s least favorite protein: Fish
Okay, maybe not least…. I think he would attribute that to tofu and lentils.
And I think he actually likes fish – he just likes to complain about it better.
His complaining does make … Continue reading.....
What do you think?
Wouldn’t an umbrella look lovely next to those two chairs mon mari just built?
I think it would.
The advantage of having our pool and deck on that side of the house is that it gets all of the afternoon sun.… Continue reading.....
This will be the last of the winter slow cooker recipes.
I’m ready to put away the slow cookers and have mon mari get out the barbecue grills.
It’s his turn to cook.
I had a strange thing happen with this recipe…. It cooked dry. … Continue reading.....
It’s been such a strange spring that I barely stopped cooking pumpkin and there is already asparagus in the markets.
In between, we did manage to eat a broccoli, a cauliflower and a Savoy cabbage.
When one cooks for two, both cauliflower and cabbage require … Continue reading.....
I planted my tomato seeds last week.
I have 16 little pots of red, white, yellow, green and orange tomatoes. I wasn’t able to find all of my favorites at the garden stores last year, thus the seeds.
Of the 16 plants: 3 are Roma … Continue reading.....