When we were in Marrakesh 3 years ago we took a cooking class.
The class was a lot of fun and it was fascinating to see the proper way to make the food I had been experimenting with at home,
Not only was the food delicious, the presentation was an art form.
I had one long, straight, light green summer … Continue reading.....
or Happy Hanukkah
or Good Yule
or Happy Kwanzaa
or, or, or…..
Gosh this can get complicated….
Here are a few of the photos I’ve taken in recent years to help with the holiday spirit.
The carousel in the Christmas market, Lyon
Our holiday table
Booth at the Christmas market, Strasbourg… Continue reading.....
Cliff Notes Version:
Up 2 hours before dawn for my state-ordered health exam. I wanted to be early.
I was 30 minutes late. We couldn’t find it.
Four hours of poking and prodding and I’m dismissed, it’s a sunny day, we head home.
Five minutes after getting on the motorway we had a flat tire.
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There are days when I’m convinced that I’ve never been in a kitchen before.
I decided to make a Carrot Cake.
Believe it or not, I have never made a carrot cake.
I actually can’t remember the last time I made any kind of cake at all – although I have a wicked-good Devil’s Food Cake with Dark Chocolate Fudge … Continue reading.....
Puff pastry makes wonderful ‘tarts’.
The asparagus and green garlic are blanched quickly first. Then it’s just assemble and bake, for an easy but impressive first course.
Asparagus and Green Garlic Tarts
Total time: 25 minutes
- 6 slim asparagus spears, roll cut into small pieces
- 3 green garlic, roll cut into small pieces, including greent tops
- 2oz (60gr) aged
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Salad season is starting.
I know, most of you probably eat salads all year long.
- We eat lettuce and spinach when they’re in season. For spinach that’s spring and fall; for lettuce, that’s late spring through mid-summer
- I’m not in the mood for salads in winter. In winter I want soups, stews and risottos.
Here’s our … Continue reading.....
Have you ever lost a favorite recipe?
Seems impossible in today’s environment, doesn’t it?
But this was a favorite before the internet.
I was just getting serious about cooking…. (It was probably a recipe from Bon Appétit – my favorite cooking magazine at the time.)
We were both working long hours and I remember this was very quick and easy.… Continue reading.....
I love lentils.
I love small things (Not diamonds…. I like big diamonds. Never had a big diamond, but I’m pretty sure I’d like it.)
Back to the food (It’s been one of those days.)
I’m not sure where I first saw Beluga Lentils but I immediately wanted them.
Amazingly, I found them right off.
So often, things I … Continue reading.....