This is a guest post – and doesn't the lamb sound delicious? I love all the herbs in it (even if the puppies are bent on destroying my herb garden) Thanks for a great recipe, Izzy.
Lamb with Camomile Tea
Certainly it is an unusual … Continue reading.....
Herbs and spices.
They define cuisines, make meals memorable and take dishes from the boring to the sublime.
Most of us know to put oregano on pizza, basil on tomatoes and chives in scrambled eggs.
Many of us would like to be more adventuresome, more … Continue reading.....
Paprika: pantry in a can.
One of the challenges of cooking in a temporary kitchen, as I’ve been doing for the past 4 months, is not having access to a pantry full of herbs and spices.
Under normal circumstances my freezer would be well-stocked with … Continue reading.....
It's not just for soup!
As a child, my favorite Campbell's soup was Beef Barley.
It's only been in recent years that I've realized barley can actually be used for other things…
Like Chicken Barley Soup.
Um, I need to correct … Continue reading.....
Butternut Squash with Walnuts and Cheese
The bright green, yellow and white courgette, or summer squashes are slowly being replaced by the dusky green, bright orange and cream winter squashes.
Summer squashes, including various types of zucchini, pattypan and yellow crookneck, are normally picked young … Continue reading.....
Every time I type that I want to crack a whip and yell Hee Haw!
My PC had a major/minor collapse this morning and will be going to hospital tomorrow. I think I have retrieved all of the emails, but if … Continue reading.....
Basmati Rice with Mushrooms; Green Beans with Mushrooms
Whoever thought that putting mushrooms in a can was a good idea ought to be beaten severely about the head and shoulders with a soggy pizza.
Why would anyone want to take this perfectly lovely fungus and … Continue reading.....
Everything you ever wanted to know about sex (but were afraid to ask)…
Mustard! I meant Mustard!
Got your attention, though, didn’t it?
Everything you ever wanted to know about Mustard (but were afraid to ask).
Now, that’s better.
Although, Weekend … Continue reading.....
Olive and Shallot Relish
How many olive trees are there in Spain?
Rumor has it that the actual number is a bit less than the official number.
The story goes that when the Powers That Be came to the south of Spain to offer financial … Continue reading.....
Vitamins are heavy.
Well, not all of them; Vitamin E is pretty light.
120 tablets of Calcium, on the other hand, weighs 8oz (240gr).
220 tablets of a Multi-Vitamin (with Lycopene) weighs 12oz (350gr).
How do I know this?
Duh! I weighed them!
WHY do … Continue reading.....