This is a summer version of Potatoes Savoyard, cooked on the barbecue, wrapped in foil.
We’re been making this every summer for as long as we’ve been together.
Whenever I ask mon mari if he has a special request this is it.
Fortunately, it’s easy.
I use a sweet onion if I have one, or a red onion or … Continue reading.....
Do you still have your grill out?
This is an easy side dish, with just a hint of sharpness from the mustard.
If you can get large, sweet onions, like Vidalia, they would be great here.
I used 2 red onions because that is what I had in my garden…. And I’ve rarely seen sweet onions here.
A grill basket … Continue reading.....
Did I mention that I’ve been a bit bored with food blogging lately?
In the last nine years, between my blog(s) and sites I’ve posted somewhere between 1500 and 2000 recipes.
More often than not, now when I look at the chicken breasts or zucchini or whatever, I can’t think of a single thing to do that I haven’t already … Continue reading.....
I’m from the Midwest.
The potato salad I grew up with was made with boiled potatoes and mayonnaise (traditional American Potato Salad).
Occasionally, we would have one at the neighbor’s house that was made with a hot bacon dressing and pickles (German Potato Salad).
Then I got my own kitchen and got to play outside the rules.… Continue reading.....
The debate (with myself) about using this nutrition calculator rages on.
My latest thoughts, after reading the comments and pondering while hoeing, is that this blog is not a nutrition blog or a diet blog or a weight loss blog.
It’s a healthy eating blog with easy to prepare recipes using fresh seasonal ingredients for people who are (at least, … Continue reading.....
After such an intense, busy month it's hard to settle into normal life again.
Not that it will be normal any time soon…. As I sat down to type this, two 10lb puppies came racing down the hall to remind me that it's time for 'puppy feeding frenzy'.
We don't have feeding time, we have feeding frenzy.
I … Continue reading.....
We're in Italy – but here is the final bit on gardens – maintenance. And a new recipe.
An ode to the hoe.
Or how to maintain your garden, weed-free, the easy way.
There are two kinds of gardens.
1. A fresh, clean, new garden. A spot is chosen, the top bit of ground, with all the growing stuff,
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Summer has arrived here in the Lot et Garonne.
I packed away my sweatshirts and winter jacket – for the third, and I hope last time until next winter.
It was hot yesterday.
So we hauled firewood.
It's a hard dirty job anytime but in hot, humid weather – well, it's good exercise…..
It took us 3 trips … Continue reading.....