Traditional stuffed pepper recipes have one boiling the pepper halves in a large pot of water for 5 minutes (or so) before filling.
This is the preferred method if the filling is going to be tomato based and topped with cheese but there is an … Continue reading.....
I had my first vegetable garden when I was about six years old. There was a little patch behind the garage that my mother ‘gave’ to me to grow whatever I wanted.
Even at that age I grew mainly food….
I remember planting radishes, carrots, … Continue reading.....
As the season comes to a close I am ‘allowed’ (ha) to get more creative with our asparagus.
Actually, it means that mon mari will join me in whatever I’m eating rather than sticking to his favorite finish of butter, salt and pepper. I’m perfectly … Continue reading.....
Stuffed Pimientoes are common on the menus in Spain. Often they’re stuffed with a ground or very finely chopped mixture of fish, cream, egg and herbs.
Well, we all know how fond mon mari is of fish….
We are, however, truly fond of both goat … Continue reading.....
I like gnocchi.
The fluffy little pillows of potato and flour cook in under two minutes once they hit the boiling water
I like fast and easy.
But I like them fried even better.
Put them right from the boiling water into a hot skillet … Continue reading.....
I’ve been meandering down memory lane again.
My external hard drive crashed.
The one I keep all my photos on.
I have them backed up (thankfully) but I still have to go through them all, sort them out, get them organized, etc.
There are some … Continue reading.....
This is the last one…..
I still have a few left, but they’re just going to be sliced and roasted for a vegetable side dish.
I was thinking I should do something sweet with the stuffing for the last one.
I have maple … Continue reading.....
It’s soup season.
For me there are only two things that make winter tolerable.
The first is that I don’t have a long list of outdoor chores every day – no hoeing and mowing and trimming and all that sort of stuff.
The second is … Continue reading.....
We’ve been having thunderstorms lately.
Thunderstorms means no computer, no internet and no phone.
With thunderstorms often there is heavy rain.
Heavy rain means no TV reception.
It seemed like a good time to look at cookbooks.
I have a lot of ‘little’ cookbooks that … Continue reading.....
Two weeks of cold and rain has not done wonders for my garden.
It seems that compromise is not in the weather picture this year.
On Wednesday I had a garden full of green tomatoes, just waiting for the sun to ripen.
On Thursday they … Continue reading.....