Hoisin Barbecued Shrimp; shopping

Hoisin BBQ Shrimp

We were in Bordeaux recently. In addition to the annual rendez-vous chez le médecin (mon mari’s doctor appointment) we had 2 things to accomplish. The first was a shopping spree at the Asian supermarket (Eurasie). I found water chestnuts! For some reason I have never been able to find them on past trips. Plus they … Continue reading…

Acorn Squash, Stuffed with Beef & Tomatoes; leaning

Squash Stuffed with Beef

Even though my winter squash plants were attacked by mildew I managed a good harvest. I started treating the mildew and trimming the bad bits. The plants struggled along and managed to ripen everything on their respective vines. A few weeks of hot, dry weather helped enormously. I even have a few butternut and acorn … Continue reading…

Pasta with Burst Cherry Tomatoes; still the season

Cherry Tomato Sauce

Cherry tomatoes are not my preferred tomato. I plant them every year because they are usually ripe before the larger tomatoes and I’m very impatient. I don’t dislike them…. I’m fickle. I love them in the early summer but I quickly abandon them when the bigger varieties are ripe. I have friends who are the … Continue reading…

3 Recipes for Healthy Kitchen Design

Pantry

It’s that time of year again…. We’re about ready to put the grills away (a few more weeks) which makes me start thinking about cleaning and reorganizing my kitchen. I go through my pantry and cabinets trying to determine what I should keep. The pantry is easy – check dates and decide if a replacement … Continue reading…

Trendy Babes Bake Wool Roll Bread

I’ve never heard of ‘wool roll bread’. I’ve never heard of wool rolls or rolls of wool – other than the wool collected from newly shorn sheep. I’ve been knitting and crocheting since I was very young. The wool I use comes in hanks – which is a large circle of yarn that is twisted … Continue reading…

Pork Tenderloin, Ginger Barbecue Sauce; a flower

Barbecue Pork Tenderloin

I’ll be honest – we always have a bottle of Rustica BBQ sauce in the fridge. Mon mari likes it on avocados and some sandwiches. Rustica is the brand we have for ketchup, BBQ sauce and a whole like of strange sauces that, apparently, the French love but I refuse to try. Some sauce names: … Continue reading…

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