There is nothing better at the end of a hot, busy day than a meal that requires absolutely no cooking at all.
No, I’m not talking about a sandwich eaten in front of the TV or takeout delivered to your door.
I’m talking about a simple, fresh salad, tossed and served with a chilled rosé, eaten while watching the sun … Continue reading.....
Last week there were health warnings coming at me from the internet, my phone, and the news about the ‘canicule‘ or heatwave.
Temperatures were expected to top 40C (104F) which they did.
By the weekend it had cooled down to a pleasant 30C (86F).
This week is just as hot chez nous, but either no one else … Continue reading.....
We all know that I can’t leave a recipe or idea as is.
Tampering, modifying, playing with…. all must be done.
I have always loved Taco Salads, but, while there is an underlying theme with all (or most) taco salads, they are not the same.
Except for that taco shell bowl thing in the US – that seems to be … Continue reading.....
After having no salads from my potager last year I may have been a bit too enthusiastic when planning and planting this year.
Suffice it to say that I am quite happy the row of dark Romaine I planted didn’t come up.
We have been eating salads once, if not twice, every day for two months.
We’re not tired of … Continue reading.....
This salad makes efficient use of one skillet. It needs to be big enough to hold the potatoes and beans.
You could, of course, use more skillets, but why would you?
If you don’t have teriyaki sauce use sweet soy sauce and reduce the quantity slightly.
If you don’t have teriyaki sauce or sweet soy sauce, use 2 tbs regular … Continue reading.....
I’m cautiously optimistic about the potager.
I seemed to have kept the rabbits out so far, so my lettuce sets are full size ad we are enjoying early salads.
A few of the onions have bolted, due to the cold, damp spring…. but only a few and the weather seems to be warming.
The slugs have been nibbling on the … Continue reading.....
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 year, maybe I’ll spend the day lounging around the pool.
Every year it’s the same…. … 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 vinaigrette I used for this salad ‘French’ Dressing as it’s meant to be like the … Continue reading.....