Diet Myths Busted (some of them, anyway)

I’m busy having fun this weekend with a fellow blogger from New Zealand. (Yay) As I have been getting rather a lot of requests from new bloggers to do guest posts for me I decided to take advantage of them and give myself a break. And them a break, too, of course. So this post … Continue reading…

Saving a baby cow; losing a beloved sister

Last week we had storms on Monday – heavy rain with lots of thunder and lightening. In the evening, during a break in the storm, I was out on our balcony and I noticed what looked like a cow laying down by the fence. It was hard to tell for sure as it was just … Continue reading…

Life in the country

High winds last night…. Apparently blew our phone line loose. I won’t have internet access until Tues.  Or maybe Wed. I think it will be in February…. Why do my internet problems always happen on Friday?

Braised Pork Chops with Creamy Savoy Cabbage

Okay, they’re not really pork chops. There was a special last week on ‘pork’ for 2.99 a kilo – about $1.50 a pound. It was in 3 kilo packages. I looked through the packages and found one that looked pretty good. I bought it. I thought, if nothing else, it would work for stir-fries, skillet … Continue reading…

Braised Veal Rolls with Prosciutto and Sage

I love sage. The love doesn’t come from my childhood. My mother was an excellent but not enthusiastic cook. She loved to bake but cooking was more of a chore and she wasn’t given to spontaneous creativity. She always put sage in her turkey stuffing – but never more than she absolutely had to. Meaning … Continue reading…

Three Lentil Soup with Butternut Squash and Ham

It’s been a crazy few days. Saturday I butchered and processed the pumpkin I bought on Friday – getting ready for Christmas. Pictures on Wed. Yesterday was consumed with technical difficulties. You don’t want to know… To take a break from the problems in hopes that they would miraculously fix themselves, I went down to … Continue reading…

Grilled Steak with Spicy Rub; Summer time

We used to get ‘London Broils’ when we lived in the U.S. that were great on the grill….  Just a light sprinkle of seasoning was all they needed – and maybe some bottled Barbecue sauce if you are so inclined.  They were inexpensive, cooked quickly and were great for midweek dinners. Here we get a … Continue reading…