I don’t know why a circle of fried, cohesive vegetables is referred to as a ‘pancake’ but who am I to argue with The Powers That Be in the culinary world.
Actually, culinary terms seem to be tossed about with abandon everywhere.
According to the internet American pancakes are fluffy and thick.
My mother hated thick pancakes and always made … Continue reading.....
I’ve never had a burrito.
I’ve eaten lots of enchiladas, which, according to the internet, is basically a burrito smothered in a red or green enchilada sauce.
I’ve had my share of tacos – there was a supermarket deli counter that had a Dollar Taco Tuesday special when I was a new working person looking for cheap lunches.
I’ve never … Continue reading.....
It starts out simple enough. The starter is made with chickpea flour, and because of the nature of chickpea flour, only takes 3 days to accumulate enough yeast to raise the dough.
Okay, some of the Babe will disagree with that statement but in theory that’s a good thing.
Then comes the list of steps to … Continue reading.....
Yes, yes, yes…. I know it’s ‘dry January’.
We don’t participate.
From my brief search as to the origin of the promoted abstinence for this month it seems that the reason was to counter the excesses of last month (December holidays, office parties, etc.).
Since we don’t do the excesses (any more) we see no reason to do the abstinence. … Continue reading.....
The only thing better than a long, slow-simmering soup is one that’s ready in under an hour.
I love lentils of all sizes and colors and I particularly love lentil soup.
This uses the three types of lentils I keep in my pantry:
- Lentils ‘du Puy’ – the small, green lentils that are so loved here in France
- Red or
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Spanish Rice is another of those dishes that has been around forever and may or may not have any relationship at all to anything ever actually made in Spain.
Growing up in a small town in the Midwest, if we were told something was Spanish or Italian or French we just accepted that as fact without knowing anything more.
The … Continue reading.....
Just because we eat with the seasons doesn’t mean we don’t have salads in winter. It just means we have different salads.
The delicate lettuces of spring don’t seem right when we have fires burning and it’s cold outside.
But the brightly colored endive that appears this time of year looks rather festive.
Thus another Winter Salad is born.
One … Continue reading.....
I looked in the freezer the other day and there was only one package of lamb left.
I was surprised. I was expecting it to last at least as long as the butternut squash.
I may have mentioned that one of the small details I miss about no longer being able to go to Spain to see our friend is … Continue reading.....