Broccoli with Bacon and Mustard, the update and a question

After almost 5 months of winter squashes it’s a treat to have other vegetables.

Any and all other vegetables, but I particularly like those from the cabbage family..

Adding bacon just makes it better.

This isn’t a pretty, bright green broccoli but it’s a very tasty broccoli – even for broccoli haters.

The bacon and vinegar come from my German heritage – the mustard just because I love it.

Broccoli with Bacon and Mustard

Total time: 25 minutes


  • 2 slices bacon, 1oz (30gr), cut into sticks
  • 1/2 medium head broccoli, cut into stems and florets
  • 1 tbs whole grain mustard
  • 3 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbs water

Broccoli with Bacon and Mustard


  • Put broccoli into a medium skillet with 1/2″ (1.5cm) water on the bottom.  Cover and simmer on medium heat for 8 -10 minutes or just until done, careful not to overcook.
  • Remove from pan and set aside, discarding water.  Cover to keep warm.
  • In the same pan sauté bacon until crisp.
  • Add water, vinegar, mustard and stir well, reducing slightly.
  • Add broccoli, stir well to coat.  Heat through and serve.

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The trim continues.

This is the smallest room in the house, therefor the smallest ceiling.

Mon mari assures me that it is also the most difficult ceiling.

I think he’s getting tired of covering up all the little angles and joints with little pieces of trim.

He’s almost done.


Did I ever show you a close-up of the joints where the beams meet?

With the wooden pegs going through?

There is one of these in each room upstairs – in the 4 corners of the house.


On a totally unrelated subject…..

I have recently signed with a new advertiser for this blog.

Living in France I don’t ever see the ads that are displayed in the US – just like you all don’t see the ads I see.

Could you let me know please, if any of them cause a problem or don’t seem to be the right fit for my blog?

A few years ago the ad server I was using showed (I’m told) perfectly appropriate ads in the US, but outside the US the ads were for very, very scantily clad Russian brides and, er, companions.

They didn’t seem right for a food blog…..

I appreciate the help.

Last update on July 15, 2019

5 thoughts on “Broccoli with Bacon and Mustard, the update and a question”

  1. Hey Katie,
    This broccoli recipe is just mouth watering. Thanks for sharing.
    Ads doesn’t cause any problem for your blog but the advertisers should contact for their ads on relevant blogs to divert traffic.

  2. Will do, but I rarely see the ads as they appear (thankfully) below the text and the comments. So nice not to have pop ups or text interruptions!

  3. I’ve never thought of adding mustard to broccoli. Brilliant!

    I have to admit that I didn’t even notice the ads. Shame on me. One of them is for your book! The other one is food related. (The only scantily clad subjects pictured on this page are the broccoli spears.)

  4. Veronica, thanks – on both counts 😉

    Gill, thanks – and that link has great info. It will take a bit of time but his project (?) is really interesting

    Zoomie, good – let me know if it changes…. Thanks

    Elizabeth, not noticing is better than being irritated LOL. I love mustard…. mon mari sometimes thinks a bit too much.

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