Mushrooms, Anyone?

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 turn it into a gray, shiny, rubber parody of it’s … Continue reading…

Mustard; Mustard Sauce; (not sex)

Mustard Sauce Everything you ever wanted to know about sex (but were afraid to ask)… Oooops! 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 Sex Blogging has a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ appeal, doesn’t … Continue reading…

Olive and Shallot Relish; 500th Post!!!

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 aid and general assistance to the olive growers, they first … Continue reading…

Old-Fashioned Cucumber Salad; More Joys of Moving

Cucumber Salad When we moved to Ireland from the U.S. we I packed our airline tickets. Determined to have a smoother, calmer, move from Ireland to Andorra I tried to think of all contingencies. Once again, our stuff was going in a large container by boat.   Once again, we were going by plane and would … Continue reading…

Barley with Chives; Free laptop computer….

Barley with Chives Why do I have such a hard time getting rid of stuff? I've been cleaning my office; attempting to downsize (I rather hate that word, but it's useful). In the past 12 years we have moved from just outside Minneapolis to the city, then to Ireland, Andorra, the Vendée, and we are … Continue reading…

Creamy Cucumber Salad; Free Cars!

Creamy Cucumber Salad I think I'd like to be a philanthropist when I grow up. I used to want to be a paleontologist, but a philanthropist sounds like a lot more fun… And much cleaner. Now, if I could only get someone (Bill Gates, perhaps?) to give me a few million dollars I could get … Continue reading…