Red-Cooked Cod with Fennel, Carrots and Leeks, the update

It’s official…. 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…. but he loves anything stir-fried so it was a compromise. Red-Cooked … Continue reading…

Ham and Caramelized Shallot Quiche, the update

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.  I live in France, not on Mars…. But skipping meat … Continue reading…

Cauliflower Gratin; the update

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. Pathetic… On the other hand, that means that we get to eat other … Continue reading…

Glazed, Grilled Salmon, the update

After two weeks of almost-winter, summer has returned. Mon mari was almost ready to give up on the grill. Almost….. 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. It’s nice to have the summer off (almost) but it’s … Continue reading…

Pasta with Sausage, Chard and Pesto Rosso, the update

I decided it’s Pesto Rosso Week. I made another batch with a few modifications….  I added a tbs of tomato paste, a little more basil, a little less olive oil, a few more olives and only used 1 clove of garlic. It was good. I particularly liked less garlic…. This batch was less ‘sharp’. But … Continue reading…

Stuffed Baby White Zucchini; the update

My white zucchini has started being productive…. Productive enough that I was able to pick a little one to stuff for a first course this weekend. It was very long and skinny – great for stuffing. Also great for the stuffing to bubble out of. If that happens, as did with mine, just take a … Continue reading…