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..... “Grilled Dijon Burgers with Onions; the pool”
Did someone say Burgers?
It’s time for burgers….
In winter we love meatloaf; in summer we love giant stuffed burgers.
You could make smaller burgers, but we like the big one.
Cut it into wedges and let the cheese ooze out of the … Continue reading..... “Giant Burger Stuffed with Mushrooms; Lunch”
I know, I know….. I finished grilling season a month ago…..
But we’ve had some lovely weather and mon mari had this whole bag of charcoal and these steaks looked really good.
What can I say…. I succumbed to the moment.
I will have to … Continue reading..... “Marinated Steak – a success story”
Late summer vegetables are great for grilling…. And what better way to grill vegetables than on a stick?
Kebabs are pretty when everything is on the same stick but I happen to prefer my beef rare and my onions well-done – or, at least medium. … Continue reading..... “Savory Beef & Vegetable Kebabs; morning glories”
Baked beans are not something that one finds on this side of the pond.
We have some great bean dishes: Cassoulet, and Mogettes de Vendee, but nothing like the traditional Boston Baked Beans. (I made them once, for a French community picnic…. A few … Continue reading..... “Burgers & Beans”
Veal chops and pig ears in the same post – I’m sure to offend someone.
To deflect some of the horror: the veal that we get is not ‘milk-fed veal’. It’s closer to full-grown and has been grass-fed, grazing with the herd since … Continue reading..... “Grilled, Marinated Veal Chops; Pig Ear Day”
It’s official: grilling season has started.
Can summer be far behind? (I sincerely hope not….)
My herb garden was a disappointment this spring.
The fat row of chives that was doing so well last year didn’t come back. A few spindly ones from a new … Continue reading..... “Grilled Veal Chops with Tarragon Butter; siphoning wine”
Caprese means ‘in the style of Capri’.
The word normally refers to the famous Caprese Salad of ripe tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala, and fresh basil leaves.
I’m pretty sure burgers are not common food in Capri, but I’m taking poetic license in naming my burgers.… Continue reading..... “Caprese Burgers; meanderings”
Think of it as spring meat loaf.
You can even do it in the oven if you like…. But we prefer it on the grill.
I cook the green garlic first so we can cook the hamburger to medium, rather than well-done.
Yes, we still … Continue reading..... “Giant Burger Stuffed with Green Garlic, the update”
Two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed bun.
There is no punctuation because when I first learned this jingle the words were all run together.
If you don’t know what it describes…. Well, what can I say.
This … Continue reading..... “McDo Burger, blue tomatoes and the lemon tree”