I have mentioned in the past that buying pastry of all sorts is very cheap and easy here. It’s never frozen and there is a lot of variety
I use puff pastry often for little tarts and pizzas, and phyllo dough for samosas, nems and … Continue reading.....
I made this a few weeks ago, when I still had a few tomatoes left from my garden.
I will admit that I do, very occasionally, buy tomatoes in the winter. Even the relatively hard ones will add a bit of flavor when cooked in … Continue reading.....
One could call this the last gasp of the potager….
There were a few green tomatoes left, I pulled the basil out but kept a basket full of leaves to use and the last Delicata squash was smaller than usual.
They all seemed good candidates … Continue reading.....
This could also be called Yellow Quiche.
I used yellow onion, yellow squash, yellow tomatoes, and our eggs are very bright yellow when cooked.
I will admit to being skeptical about this idea. I’ve used winter squash often in quiches, but summer squash tends to … Continue reading.....
One could call this a Yorkshire Pizza Pie.
Or a Popover Pie.
Or a Savory Clafoutis.
It’s all basically the same batter, quickly whisked and poured over something or other.
Which reminds me….. why do chefs continue to say that making Yorkshire pudding … Continue reading.....
France may be the home to over 500 cheeses but I don’t often see any that are smoked.
Maybe it’s because the preference seems to be for soft cheeses….
The other day, at my favorite Grand Frais, I found a Corsican smoked sheep’s milk cheese.… Continue reading.....
The other day I thawed chicken breasts to cook on the grill for dinner.
Then it turned cold and windy and rainy….
I decided an oven dish was more in tune with the weather.
I googled chicken and potatoes to see if I could come … Continue reading.....
We had 2 beautiful weeks of spring / summer weather.
The ground dried out, the grass grew, the trees leafed out…. It was lovely.
But the forecast for the month that I look at had this weekend being cold, wet and miserable.
It was right.… Continue reading.....
I decided it was time to make a quiche.
I haven’t been making them lately…. partly because I wasn’t buying any suitable vegetables.
I wasn’t buying any suitable vegetables because I had a plethora of spaghetti squash to get through.
I like that word…. plethora. … Continue reading.....
I’ve made a lot of quiche over the years. Some with a rice crust and, more recently, many with a shredded potato crust.
I’ve never made a quiche with a pastry crust and I’ve never made the most traditional of all quiche: Quiche Lorraine.
The … Continue reading.....