I need to take the occasional break from winter squash.
Every time I go into the cave to get an onion or a squash they seem to have multiplied.
I’ve given a few away….
And I’ve discovered that the dogs like them raw….
But, still, … Continue reading.....
Spring and fall are seasons of firsts and lasts in our kitchen.
This is the last risotto of the season, made with the last of the green asparagus and the first of the fresh herbs.
Because the weather has been typical of May (cold rain … Continue reading.....
I have been making Farmhouse Pasta for years. I’ve made it for two and made it for 20.
It’s one of our very favorites and always a hit.
When I asked mon mari if he wanted pasta or risotto for dinner he immediately said Farmhouse … Continue reading.....
One last meatball recipe before we go on to other things.
I am really hoping that the other things will involve a barbecue grill and the return to outdoor cooking.
Today was actually a nice, sunny day… The first we’ve had with no rain in … Continue reading.....
I bought a lovely ham for Christmas.
I may have slightly over-estimated my requirements, however as it was, well, enormous…..
Especially for 2 people.
I cut in in half: 1 for the oven and 1 for the freezer.
We had ‘second Christmas dinner’ the other … Continue reading.....
We had a venison roast over the holidays, which, of course, resulted in venison leftovers.
When we have leftovers I make risotto.
Most risottos use white wine but when I have venison or lamb I like to use red,
This would also be great with … Continue reading.....
We had Ham for Christmas dinner – with Mustard Sauce, of course.
To continue with my family traditions we had baked sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce as well.
One break in tradition came with Pan-Seared Foie Gras as a first course. Neither my parents … Continue reading.....
There are people who think one should not cook avocados.
There are people who think one should not put avocados in risotto.
I compromised with someone who thinks that way and added the avocado after the risotto was finished.
Strangely, it seemed to add liquid … Continue reading.....
My potager is closed for the winter.
I managed to keep it productive for much longer than usual this year.
Strangely, I’ve been picking enough green beans every day for the last month to feed the village – more than I picked at the height … Continue reading.....
My mother grew up on a farm.
Vegetables in summer were whatever was picked in the garden. Vegetables in winter were whatever had been ‘put-up’ during the summer or was in the root cellar.
When I was young we lived in town. My mother had … Continue reading.....