While I’m waiting for my lettuce and spinach to get large enough to pick we have to be happy with other types of salad.
Fortunately, we were more than happy with this one.
One of the best finds since we’ve moved here is quick-cooking barley. … Continue reading.....
The quest for delicious couscous recipes continues….
Fortunately, it’s a fun quest.
Couscous is great for summer – it requires no cooking, just hot stock.
Dress it up with anything that suits your fancy!
Couscous Feta Pilaf
We all know I love barley.
And that I’m rather fond of Caprese Salad.
Well, why not?
Barley with Tomatoes and Mozzarella
1/2 cup quick-cooking barley
1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup mozzarella balls, cut in half
2 tbs … Continue reading.....
In honor of Canada Day today and Independence Day on Monday I'm re-posting my absolutley favorite, picnic-perfect, hands-down best ever pasta salad.
Long, long ago in a place far, far away I made a pasta salad for our family reunion.
This was an annual event … Continue reading.....
We're traveling in Italy: new recipe; old story.
Sometimes, for us Expats, even English can be a foreign language.
When we moved to Ireland we lived in one of the tall, skinny, attached houses that so typify the British Isles.
On the ground floor we … Continue reading.....
Herbs are, at least for me, a crucial component of summer’s bounty.
I start using fresh herbs as soon as the chives show signs of growth in the spring and don’t stop until I’ve picked the last sage leaf before frost.
In my herb garden … Continue reading.....
Mon mari made a mess of my organized unpacked boxes out in the barn.
He saw that there was actually empty space up on the platform where they all are stored and started tossing stuff up there.
Stuff like the tile cutter and plumbing parts … Continue reading.....
The bunnies are back.
Apparently they were just humoring me for awhile.
It reminds me of a story my best friend from college used to tell. She lived in Chicago – the city, not the suburbs.
It seems that one of the neighborhood lads bought … Continue reading.....
I was so excited about having the wallpaper up and a lamp over the bare light bulb….. I didn’t notice how horrid the green doors looked until I posted this photo.
All things in time.
Speaking of time….
What was I thinking, booking a flight … Continue reading.....
Brown Rice and Spinach Pilaf
For some reason, mon mari is less than enthusiastic about me playing with his toys using his tools than one could expect, given the circumstances.
Someone has to mow the grass, after all.
I certainly wouldn’t be concerned about him … Continue reading.....