Chicken Tagine with Apricots and Almonds, packing up Christmas

After I made the Chicken Korma I had leftover apricots. That happens often (always) when one is cooking for two and buys a special ingredient. With something like dried apricots, that leaves two choices: snack on them or make another dish using apricots. Being a frugal femme au foyer I opted for another dish. The Chicken … Continue reading…

Chicken Korma with Almonds and Apricots

Does anyone remember what I wanted ground almonds for? Nope, me either…. But there it was, lurking in the back of my pantry…  A bag of ground almonds. Nicely stored in a sealed container, of course. I have no idea why or when I bought it, but I decided it was time I used it. … Continue reading…

Spicy Chicken with Butternut Squash

This is based on a Moroccan Tagine I made earlier this year. Mon mari wanted Moroccan; I wanted easy skillet dinner. I had butternut squash in the fridge. Thus a dish is born…. compromise and creativity. This is spicy, not hot. If you want hot – add harissa or hot sauce. Spicy Chicken with Butternut … Continue reading…

Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms and Red Wine Vinegar

Apparently I have a lot on my mind. That’s the only reason I can think of (that I’m willing to accept) that I couldn’t remember this recipe. It’s true, I didn’t write any of it down.  I mean, why should I? I’ll remember…. It’s also true that I made it three or four weeks ago, … Continue reading…

Oven Fried Chicken; Ariosto; the update

I love getting presents…. Especially when it’s a total surprise. Last week, when the girls and I went to the post box, there was a fat envelope waiting for me. The lovely people at Ariosto sent me another gift package of their delicious herb seasoning mixes. As luck would have it, I had chicken thawing … Continue reading…

Braised Chicken with Rice

Warning – disgusting country life bit after the recipe… Read at your own risk. I don’t have a slow-cooker – I did, a long, long time ago.   To be honest, I never could get into doing the prep before I left for work…. Plus I never wanted to eat the minute I walked in … Continue reading…

Chicken and Artichoke Tagine

Spring used to happen slowly. One exchanged the winter coat for the spring coat for the summer jacket for no jacket. The daffodils bloomed, then the hyacinths, then the tulips. I went from the winter coat to mowing the lawn in shorts and t-shirt in three weeks. The flowers all bloomed at once. Is it … Continue reading…