Grilled Orange Chicken Breasts; a hair cut

Grilled Orange Chicken Breasts

Orange marmalade is a pantry staple at our house in the summer. Mon mari likes it on toast. I like it in marinades. When you are marinating any sort of meat it helps to poke it with a fork a few times, then turn to soak up the marinade. I think that is especially important … Continue reading…

Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas

  We were in Paris last week. It rained. We foolishly thought that because the streets were empty the stores might not be crowded. We were wrong. It rained – so the entire world went to the big department stores to shop. We tried to go into Galleries Lafayette. Really…. we tried. Actually, we made … Continue reading…

Chicken with Tomatoes and Capers, Slow Cooker; Le Sergon

Slow Cooker Chicken and Capers

Winter has arrived which means it’s time to start using the slow cooker regularly. For me, the main appeal of the slow cooker, aside from tender meat, is tossing all the food in with no prep. I would probably love a Thermomix (but not for 1200.00 euro)….. For now I am very happy with the … Continue reading…

Pasta with Sage, Olive Oil and Parmesan; summer fun

Pasta with Fried Sage

This is another dish that we have been making since the beginning of time. I say ‘we’ because there are discussions as to which one of us makes the better version. It’s mon mari’s favorite pasta dish. Before he became a T1 diabetic and had to watch his carbs he lived on this whenever I … Continue reading…