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.....
I made this with the leftovers from the Roast Cornish Hens.
It was either going to be in the risotto or mon mari‘s lunch…..
Well, we both won.
The recipe uses one chicken breast.
Did I mention that I’m enjoying buying … Continue reading.....
We’ve been having a summer vegetable shortage.
To be honest, I don’t find that surprising and I hadn’t even noticed since we’re still in the middle of winter.
I don’t ever buy summer vegetables; I grow them. If I did buy summer vegetables I would … Continue reading.....
Last time we bought shrimp we got enough for two meals.
Mon mari, who hates all fish (or so he says) was willing to have shrimp twice in one week-end.
I, very willingly, agreed.
Our friend in Spain, who I introduced to risotto, always … Continue reading.....