When we decided to move across the pond we sold our house and moved into a rental for a year to get organized.
The rental house was in the city and one of the great things about living there was being close to a big … Continue reading.....
First one sees a few flowers on the tomato plants.
Then the cherry tomato starts with a few tiny green orbs.
A week or 2 later there are the first cherry tomatoes but the big, full-size tomatoes seem such a long way off.
A week … Continue reading.....
Every year I wake up on this day and vow to spend the day doing only fun things.
Maybe I’ll sit in the shade and read.
Maybe I’ll spend the day with my pencils and pastels and watercolors.
Maybe I’ll watch old movies.
And this … Continue reading.....
Two things combined last week to inspire this dish: it was very hot and I had a counter full of tomatoes.
I had to do something with all the tomatoes and I didn’t want to be cooking dinner in the heat.
So I did it … Continue reading.....
I planted 4 kinds of onions this year, plus the shallots.
We all know that the bunnies ate the shallots, but for a reason only known to bunnies, they left the onions alone.
They are French bunnies, after all….
The brown onions and the red … Continue reading.....
I actually looked up the difference between sauté and fry for this recipe.
It’s such a complicated concept I decided I should at least be accurate in my terminology.
Fry is small pieces of food cooked in oil in a skillet over relatively high heat. … Continue reading.....
We’re having a heat wave. (Someone should write a song about that….)
Those of us who do not have air-conditioning cook differently when the temperature approaches (or exceeds) 100F (38C)
We do things like plan on cold main courses that can be cooked in the … Continue reading.....