I love making Stuffed Rainbow Chard Leaves. One can fill them with almost anything and have them for a first course, like these, a light lunch or use more meat and rice or couscous for a main course.
As to using the cherry tomatoes…..
It happens every year….
I plant cherry tomatoes (this year only 2 plants) because they’re ready … Continue reading.....
I know that 'Goulash' is not soup.
It's also not an American-style 'hot dish' made with 'hamburger, condensed tomato soup and Creamettes Elbow Macaroni'.
But, apparently I've been wrong a lot lately….. What's once more?
Besides, I've seen recipes for 'Vegetarian Cassoulet' (aka: Baked Beans) so I can call this Goulash Soup.
But I really shouldn't be calling … Continue reading.....
I'd lost the will to cook.
Not to eat, mind you…. That never goes away.
Nor to drink…. So much wine; so little time.
I'd simply lost the will to cook.
It would appear that I have gotten into a rut.
I'm no longer content merely to put a decent meal on the table.
It has to be creative. Colorful. … Continue reading.....
Every time I think I am moving forward something happens to make me realize that, if I'm moving forward, it's in reverse.
Last week I called the chimney sweep to arrange the annual summer cleaning.
I was prepared.
First: He had cleaned our chimneys last year. As we are the only Americans in the area we should be somewhat memorable.… Continue reading.....
First, is there a short name for the automated answering systems that all businesses use now?
You know the: If you want help press one; If you just like playing on the phone press two….
Since I don't know the answer I shall refer to such as the AAS for the duration of this post.
In the US when the … Continue reading.....
My cook top is not working…. Again.
This is the third time in less than one year of use that a burner has ceased to function as the French so nicely say.
It's the same one that 'ceased to function' last summer.
I am not happy.
Je ne suis pas content.
The problem I have is twofold:
First, my command
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We finally got off our bottoms and decided it was time to get back to our French lessons.
Part of the problem of living out in the middle of nowhere is, there's no one to talk to.
If we lived in town we'd have neighbors. We'd have people to talk to. We'd be able, or rather forced, to practice our … Continue reading.....
The French may carry the whole idea of language purity a bit too far at times but at least they don't deliberately torture it.
The language police in France have, over the years, banned English words: Walkman, software, email, and countless others.
It doesn't work.
Well it works officially.
Unofficially everyone says 'Bon Weekend' on a Friday.
But they take … Continue reading.....