Chicken & Mushrooms; cute cafe

Chicken and Mushrooms

It’s fall. Fall is mushroom season here and this time of year one will see empty cars by the side of the road. The occupants are off in the woods, either searching for mushrooms or hunting. I stay out of the woods. If there are people foraging for mushrooms they will be very unhappy to … Continue reading…

Chicken Breasts with Green Garlic; spring

Green Garlic Chicken

I missed green garlic season last year. It’s a very short season and there is never a lot available. It was at the start of the pandemic and lockdown and I was doing curbside pick-up of our groceries. Green garlic didn’t make it onto the websites for ordering. At the height of the season I … Continue reading…

Lemon Chicken with Chickpeas; state of the potager

Chicken & Chickpeas

This dish was the reason I made chickpeas in my Instant Pot a few weeks ago. I had preserved lemon in the fridge and this is the time of year I try to use up things that are primarily winter cooking. I like to free space for summer cooking. Actually, I am freeing space for … Continue reading…

Chicken & Cabbage Skillet Dinner; dogs

Chicken Skillet Dinner

Cooking for a group or a large family takes careful planning to make sure that you have enough to feed everyone. Cooking for one or two takes careful planning to make sure you don’t end up wasting food. To be honest I don’t remember the transition from cooking for a hungry teenager to only cooking … Continue reading…

Lemon – Ginger Chicken Breasts; Rocks

Lemon Ginger Chicken

I keep a Word document with recipes that are waiting to be posted. If I see something that looks interesting to make I add it to the page with ‘to try’ next to it. The document is the equivalent of scribbling on a scrap of paper: I type fast, don’t correct mistakes and assume I’ll … Continue reading…

Spiced Chicken and Rice, Instant Pot; Cream Eggs

Spicy Chicken & Rice, Instant Pot

The grills have come out of the barn, been dusted off, and are ready for use. This will likely be the last Instant Pot recipe of this season. I’ll still be using it for beans, artichokes, and white asparagus, but summer cooking is outdoor cooking – and I get a break. After the success of … Continue reading…

Chicken, Cauliflower, and Pasta Skillet; more spring

Cauliflower, Chicken Pasta

Cauliflower, in my opinion, is not the most versatile vegetable. We love it, but it’s uses are limited. It tends to be, for want of a better word, crumbly. That attribute makes it perfect for cauliflower rice (or so I’m told, never having tried it) but challenging for other things. I would not add it … Continue reading…