German Summer Salad; Trap Shooting with live pigeons; Weekly Menu

My last post, about walking in the mountains in Andorra, brought back a lot of memories about that small Principality. Andorra has been an independent country since 917 (I think that’s the right date), well over 1,000 years. They are independent, not only in politics, but in mindset. The Andorrans march to their own drummer. … Continue reading…

Hot and Sweet Grilled Pork Chops; What goes up….

What goes up must come down – or so the proverb would have us believe. But not always easily. My brother and a friend, both recently and separately (different continents) have started walking in the mountains. That thought brings back wonderful memories of all of the Mondays, for 7 years, that I spent walking the … Continue reading…

Tomato and Herb Orzo; Running with the Bulls

Tomato and Herb Orzo  I heard from an old friend, who lives in Andorra, yesterday. He always fills me in on all the gossip…. Which of course brings back lots of memories. The biggest piece of news was that Frosty was only going to Pamplona for 5 days.  (He's been driving her the last few … Continue reading…

Asparagus, Avocado and Tomato Salad; the Barcelona Beggar

Asparagus, Avocado and Tomato Salad We were walking down Las Ramblas in Barcelona, a few years ago, enjoying the beautiful spring evening. A woman stopped us… An American. She told us that someone had stolen her bags and her purse, leaving her with no money and no place to stay. She rather looked like an … Continue reading…

Noodles with Egg Sauce; Holidays

Noodles with Egg Sauce I would like to apologize to all of my readers if I F****d up your feeds today. Naturally, it's not my fault. I lay the blame for the debacle squarely where it belongs: on the French government. Today is a holiday, you see… May Day, aka Labour Day. I knew it, … Continue reading…

Asparagus with Green Garlic; Spanish lunch

Asparagus with Green Garlic The green garlic is here. There are many signs of spring; many joys of spring. Of them all, green garlic is the very best! And I'm very happy. A few years ago we took a day trip from Andorra into the Somontano wine region of Spain.  We stopped at Enate and … Continue reading…