Coq au Vin Blanc; why I love boot-sucking mud

Coq ua Vin Blanc Someone, who shall remain nameless, suggested that mon mari had a, hmm, shall we say, a long learning curve…. It may have been a comment regarding him, inadvertently, closing the bathroom door with himself on the inside….  And no handle on the door. For the second time. Does it make me … Continue reading…

Chicken Divan; A toilet? INSIDE the house?!

Chicken Divan   How did I ever get to 600? (posts) Here’s what Emma thinks of that accomplishment: She’s rendering her opinion from the other side of the kitchen table. Yes, she’s that big. That also describes her thoughts on spending an hour stuck in the mud on flat ground at Vlad’s house this morning. … Continue reading…

Roast Capon with Port Sauce; Cooking Christmas Dinner

We ate well in Spain, but then, we always do. Our friend may live in a remote village in the mountains, with access much more geared to goats than cars, but there is never a shortage of good food. That could be the reason, of course.  One must be prepared to be snowed in… For … Continue reading…

Chicken with Rice; the Weekly Menu Planner

 This is from last weeks menu – but I didn't get  it posted earlier and I wanted you to see the pretty, yellow chicken I got from our farmer neighbor for letting his cows graze in our pasture.  This  slow braising was perfect for it – and it's a traditional French  recipe! Chicken with Rice   … Continue reading…