Every year I wake up on this day and vow to spend the day doing only fun things.
Maybe I’ll sit in the shade and read.
Maybe I’ll spend the day with my pencils and pastels and watercolors.
Maybe I’ll watch old movies.
And this … Continue reading.....
One more green salad for summer.
The lettuce isn’t looking quite as fresh in the markets these days and I think it’s time to switch to pasta salads.
And rice and quinoa and barley and couscous….
So many choices; so little summer.
I called the … Continue reading.....
Someone who shall remain nameless (but is not me) neglected to check behind the shutters before closing them against the afternoon sun.
Bats like to hang out behind the shutters.
Bats don’t like sunlight.
We now have a bat in the house.
I’m pretty sure … Continue reading.....
I seem to be breaking all of my self-imposed, arbitrary rules lately.
In this case I’m posting multiple recipes at the same time.
I could drag it out, do six separate posts with photos, but that would be excruciatingly boring for everyone.
Besides, photos of … Continue reading.....
Yes, I’m buying lettuce.
I pulled out the chewed off stumps of romaine that had been trying to grow in my potager and added them to the compost.
Fortunately, lettuce is really cheap this time of year. I can get 3 huge heads for $2.… Continue reading.....
Today, I’m doing two things that I hate.
One thing that I mildly dislike is re-posting recipes.
But it’s salad season and this is so quick and easy. I just hate the thought of someone, wanting a nice, fresh salad on a hot summer … Continue reading.....
We’ve had a bumper crop of lettuce this year.
First we had the red and green curly heads that I planted from sets.
That was followed by the red and green ‘mesclun’ mix that I planted from seed.
We’re finishing with the red and green … Continue reading.....
Mon mari needs his carbs at every meal.
Often, with salads, he’ll have bread. Sometimes, though, I add the carbs to the salad, either as a grain (rice, quinoa) grilled potatoes or even pasta.
So this is a Spinach Salad with pasta rather than a … Continue reading.....
Last post I had faux Thousand Island Dressing; this time it’s faux French Dressing
I have no idea what the history of French Dressing is but, trust me, no self-respecting French cook would ever put ketchup in their vinaigrette.
They don’t know what they’re missing.… Continue reading.....
Did I mention that I planted too much lettuce?
We do a lot of salads with grilled meat and vegetables.
Sometimes, though, it’s just nice to do a completely cold salad…. One that requires no cooking.
I still have to pick and wash the lettuce, … Continue reading.....