Baby Zucchini Stuffed with Spicy Peppers

One problem those of us with a potager have is an abundance of vegetables. The other problem is that everyone else has the same abundance. So…. When one has guests for lunch it's only logical to offer freshly picked produce from the potager. But, some how, some way, one has to come up with something … Continue reading…

Sausage, Quinoa and Cannellini Salad, the festival

We had a good run of lettuce this season.  I still have a row of romaine left…. Maybe for another few days. All the cool rainy weather was good for the lettuce. Now it’s sunny and hot…. Bad for the lettuce but good for the tomatoes, green beans and sweet corn. The early summer garden … Continue reading…

Ham, Egg and Spinach Salad

The spring garden is being slowly replaced by the summer garden. We ate the first of the summer squashes and I pulled up some of the lettuce and all of the spinach before we left for Spain. Most of the spinach was turned into soup. I saved enough of the tender leaves to have one … Continue reading…

Salmon Kebabs; Stumped for a Birthday Present? Give a Fire Dancer

‘I’ve been dogged!’ It’s a phrase uttered often when visiting our friend. With 6 waist-high dogs demanding attention one must remember to wear sturdy, washable clothes. More about the fun later… First, this is, after all, a food blog, so here’s the food. Grilled Salmon Kebabs  Ingredients: Kebabs 12oz (350gr) salmon but into 1 1/2 … Continue reading…

Grilled Cod with Caper, Green Olive Tarter Sauce

Mon mari is being brave. We are expanding our fish repertoire…. as long as it doesn’t have bones. I get a long piece of cod ‘back’ that is without bones and perfect for grilling.  Cut it in half for easier handling and serving. Mon mari always tosses a few wet wood chips om the coals … Continue reading…

Oriental Pasta Salad, with Beans and Basil

This is a salad that is full of flavors, keeps well, is low in fat and high in nutrition.  And it’s a hit with everyone that tries it. What more can one ask for?  I normally have this as a side with grilled meat or fish, but you could add sliced, grilled chicken to it … Continue reading…

Mediterranean Quiche, Books

If I had an obsessive / compulsive tendency it would be about books. I unpacked my books today. When I packed them up 4 years ago I got rid of lots of them. But not nearly as many as I should. The problem I have with books, the obsessive bit, is that if I like … Continue reading…