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 … Continue reading.....
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, … Continue reading.....
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 … Continue reading.....
Goat Cheese and Pimiento Pastries
I lived in a smart house once.
It was the year after we sold our house in Minnesota, and before we moved to Ireland. We rented a house 'in town' to live in while we sorted out our life before … Continue reading.....
Risotto Bolognese con Fagioli
As on most subjects I've written about, a day later I have more to say.
First, lest some think I only meet snooty, class-conscious aristocrats and aristocrat-wannabees, let me say that I met many wonderful people in Andorra, and many of … Continue reading.....
When one is employed and moves into a new community, there is a network of people in existence (your co-workers) that starts you off to establish your new social life.
When one has children and moves into a new community, there is a … Continue reading.....
Cannellini and Pasta Soup
Like any country that suddenly finds itself prosperous, Andorra imported workers.
Although, in Andorra's case it was even more necessary because the Andorrans were only about 10% of the population.
Many Portuguese saw this as a wonderful opportunity. They would pack … Continue reading.....
Life is different here.
Sometimes it differs in glaring ways: language, eating habits, food, and sometimes in subtle ways, such as check writing.
When we first moved to Ireland we did all the normal things of any move: notified the post office, changed … Continue reading.....
When we lived in Andorra, after many months of going to the fishmonger, clueless, I realized that I needed to learn fish.
My problems: I didn’t know what the fish were (all the names were in Catalan) and, even if I did know … Continue reading.....
If I, Wonder Woman, can get 10 hours worth of tasks done in the hour before we leave for a trip, it’s only reasonable to believe that I will be able to pack our entire house in under a week…. With one hand tied behind … Continue reading.....