I recently updated the recipe index on this blog. It wasn’t the usual monthly update to add new recipes, but a totally new system that will automate it all going forward.
Naturally, it wasn’t easy.
It was supposed to be easy, but the software I … Continue reading.....
Mon mari is a bit of a purist when it comes to grilling.
Well, when it comes to grilling the premium (for us) cuts, anyway.
For lamb chops, veal chops, or the occasional steak he prefers just a sprinkle of salt and a drizzle of … Continue reading.....
When I lived in the US it seemed the only acceptable way to eat spinach was with bacon…. Lots and lots of bacon.
We like spinach with bacon.
We also like it with just a sprinkle of fresh lemon juice.
This is quickly … Continue reading.....
I was looking through my copy of ‘The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook’ last week for something interesting.
I was thinking of a stir-fry perhaps, like the Kung Pao Chicken.
This is about as different in technique as one can get, being a slow braise rather … Continue reading.....
First, so I can maintain my position as a food blogger….
It’s really not deserving of the recipe moniker, but it was good and, in keeping with yesterday’s post on Progresso Recipe Sauces, I thought I would pass it along.
I made Chicken Noodle Soup… Continue reading.....
This is a very boring title for a really good shrimp and scallop dish….
Unfortunately, fun creative names for recipes don’t ‘get found’.
And it would be a shame if people didn’t find this.
I could have called it ‘Sunset over the Mediterranean’.
But I’m … Continue reading.....
Grilling season is over.
Daylight saving time is over
Fuel is being delivered tomorrow.
We have a fire in the fireplace.
The mice have all moved in….
Summer is over.
To celebrate I made mon mari’s favorite: Fish!
Okay, he hates fish…. … Continue reading.....
One of the things I always look forward to when the cooking moves back to the kitchen is making dinner that is not based on grilling meat.
I know a lot of people are cutting back on meat. I read about the Meatless Monday movement. … Continue reading.....
Usually this time of year I have a cellar full of butternut and acorn squash with green beans, tomatoes, zucchini and chard still growing in my potager.
This year, the potager is done and I have 4 each butternut and acorn squashes.
On the … Continue reading.....
After two weeks of almost-winter, summer has returned.
Mon mari was almost ready to give up on the grill.
I think he’s starting to like salmon, despite the fact that it’s fish.
I have to admit though…. I’m ready to start ‘real’ cooking again. … Continue reading.....