Gnocchi with Ham and Chestnuts

Gnocchi with Chestnuts

Our little region in France is noted for 2 things: tomatoes and prunes. Tomatoes are widely grown here and there is even a variety named after one of the towns. But, for obvious reasons, tomatoes are not a big export crop. The prunes, on the other hand, grown in and around Agen, are world-famous. Le … Continue reading…

Moroccan Beef Cigars

Moroccan Cigars

Now that summer is over, and I’m no longer getting tomatoes and lettuce from my potager, our menu is changing. We always have first courses on the weekend. I don’t remember when or why we started that tradition but we’ve been doing it forever. First courses are fun. They’re small plates so they can be … Continue reading…

Butternut Squash Tart

Winter Squash Tart

Please be assured that this is not a new trend. I am not going to start showing photos of a spoon, followed by a saucepan followed by an ingredient and so on. I am also not going to switch to fussy, complicated recipes. But….. Sometimes (okay, rarely) we like to do something a little fancy … Continue reading…

Pizza Toast; roses & bunnies

simple Pizza Snacks

This was so simple I debated posting it….. I decided that sometimes, we all can use a simple snack and it doesn’t get much easier than this. This Pizza Snack happened because, during lock-down, we got the wrong kind of bread. I was baking bread and mon mari was very happy with it – except … Continue reading…

Tuna Feta Tart, spring

Tuna and Feta Tart

You could call it a pastry or a white pizza but I like the way Tuna Feta Tart rolled off the tongue. And it’s my recipe so I get to call it what I like. I didn’t use puff pastry or phyllo often when I lived in the U.S. If my memory is correct it … Continue reading…

Butternut Squash and Walnut Nems; the potager starts

Winter Squash Egg Rolls

This may be the last winter squash recipe of this season. I’m not certain because I haven’t checked to see what’s in my camera and I’ve been very lax in uploading photos this last week…. and the week before. One thing I have never found here, not even in the Asian supermarket, are egg roll … Continue reading…

Bacon & Butternut Squash Strudel; new toy

Bacon and Butternut Squash Strudel

I’m down to 7 butternut squashes and 2 big pumpkins. Guapa is helping now. After her bout with an intestinal upset I didn’t feed her for 18 hours. I had intended it to be 24 but I couldn’t hold out against that pleading look any longer. Then I gave her the recommended white rice. Turns … Continue reading…