A few weeks ago I mentioned that we had stocked up on some of our favorite foods in Spain, one of them being whole pimientos.
Pimientos are heart-shaped red peppers that are very popular all over Spain: sliced and added to salads or bocadillos (sandwiches) or just eaten as a tapa or stuffed – our personal favorite.
My mother always … Continue reading.....
A few years ago I bought these cute little glasses and made Red Beet and Cream Cheese Verrines
Then I put the little glasses into the cabinet and promptly forgot about them.
A few weeks ago I was having a small dinner party (remember the Pecan Cake?) and I was struggling to think of a creative, but easy starter. … Continue reading.....
I didn’t grow any little pumpkins this year but I saw a few at the local market and couldn’t resist.
I really do like the flavor. They are moister than an acorn squash and are really the perfect size for a first course.
Plus they seem to produce more reliably than the Sweet Dumpling squash that I planted this year…..… Continue reading.....
I realize I have spent a bit of time this fall lamenting my weird potager…. but I have the truth on my side.
I had 2 spaghetti squash. One yielded 11 squash the other 2. Four per plant is normal.
I had 4 butternut squash plants that yielded 4 normal squash and 3 of the tiniest butternut squash ever. Four … Continue reading.....
Remember the old adage: If you can’t beat’ em, join’ em?
I never really understood what that meant….
Although I’ve said it often enough
If it was referring to physical violence – why would I want to do that?
If it was referring to contests of some sort why would the winner want me to join them?
Wiki says that … Continue reading.....
After I made the Pasta with Goat Cheese the other day I had a bit of goat cheese left.
We were in the middle of a heatwave and I was sadly lacking in imagination. I decided to do the same thing but with zucchini noodles rather than pasta.
That was good, too and made a nice, quick and easy, first … 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, lettuce and one row of flowers – zinnias I think.
It was not quite as … Continue reading.....