We had the first artichokes of the season last weekend.
In celebration I wanted something simple to make that required a minimum of my attention.
Thus a recipe is born.
I used both butter and oil in browning the shallots. Oil keeps the butter from … Continue reading.....
If I was trendy I would call this a ‘sheet pan dinner’.
I’m not trendy and I don’t have sheet pans.
For some reason, maybe because ovens here are small, sheet pans are not popular, One could say they are almost non-existent.
The cookie sheets … Continue reading.....
You may have heard of the classic French dish Steak au Poivre.
This isn’t it….
You may also have read my opinions on French steaks which is why I chose to do this with pork tenderloin.
French pork is excellent, succulent , and tender.
We … Continue reading.....
Asparagus season is coming to an end.
I haven’t seen the lovely purple asparagus in two weeks and this week the green asparagus wasn’t available.
There were piles and piles of white asparagus, however, so we’re still okay for another week or too.
One … Continue reading.....
I may have mentioned a few hundred times that my mother loved to bake but hated to cook.
She did cook, of course, because that is what one did.
She was a good cook, but she didn’t enjoy it so there was no burning desire … Continue reading.....
We were invited to a barbecue last night, US style…. meaning foods cooked on charcoal accompanied by proper baked beans and potato salad.
It was wonderful.
The guests were an eclectic group, as is typical… some French, some British, some American, some ?.
The subject … Continue reading.....
I’ve been watching cooking shows again….
Well, not seriously watching, it’s more background noise when I’m in the kitchen.
I’ve heard this tip before but never tried it. I heard it several times over the course of a week so I finally succumbed to the … Continue reading.....
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.....
We haven’t lit a fire in the kitchen stove yet but we have been using the oven.
Pizzas, quiches and oven dinners all contribute just a little bit of needed warmth after the sun goes down – which is getting rather too early for my … Continue reading.....
This is not a slow cooker recipe; it’s a skillet recipe. The slow cookers have retired for the season.
The Spanish, like most people living in a country with a warm climate, grow and eat lots of peppers.
We all know I don’t like hot … Continue reading.....