I’ve never been particularly fond of fat. I like crispy bacon well enough, but I normally trim the fat from pork chops, lamb chops, grilled steak, etc.
I have two dogs that greatly appreciate these treats.
When we first started spending time in Spain I … Continue reading.....
We love dining in Barcelona.
Occasionally, okay, very, very rarely, I do a post without a recipe. This is one of those times.
The food we had at both of these restaurants in Barcelona was so exceptional that I couldn’t bring myself to add one … Continue reading.....
The dinner party was a success, so I’m told.
The food was delicious (IMO) and a good time was had by all – if laughter and animated conversation are an indicator.
I decided on a different approach this time. In the past I’ve made dishes … Continue reading.....
We’re part of the group that doesn’t (normally) go out on New Year’s Eve.
We (normally) stay home, in front of the fire, and have a nice dinner, a nice bottle of wine and no worries about being on the road.
We went out last … Continue reading.....
There is just something about warm weather and picnics that brings out the child in me.
I want to spread a cloth on a velvety, green lawn, pour a glass of something pink and bubbly and watch the world go by.
When I was a … Continue reading.....
Warning: This post is not suitable for vegans, vegetarians or anyone who needs to have their meat well-done.
It is suitable for anyone who likes to be a little, er, flamboyant when wielding the grill tongs.
It tends to flame up a bit (see photo … Continue reading.....
The question marks are because of the cheese.
Samosas are typical of Asian and North African cuisine where cheese is rarely used.
But they are also served around the Mediterranean where cheese is eaten in vast quantities.
And it’s my kitchen and I can do … Continue reading.....
While I’m waiting for my lettuce and spinach to get large enough to pick we have to be happy with other types of salad.
Fortunately, we were more than happy with this one.
One of the best finds since we’ve moved here is quick-cooking barley. … Continue reading.....
There was a time when I thought Lunch at Ramon’s was long and tiring..
That was before we started living here.
We just had the Spring Sunday Lunch in the village.
I’m exhausted and I may never eat again.
I was actually going … Continue reading.....
I could never find real (or fake) maple syrup in Andorra or Ireland.
But I found it in France: Canadian Maple Syrup.
I didn’t puzzle over it too much; I was just happy with my good fortune.
Then, one year at a Christmas market, I … Continue reading.....