Pasta with Shrimp and Pesto Rosso; stuff

This hardly qualifies as a recipe. Actually, it doesn’t qualify as a recipe. Three ingredients, I put the blame credit for this simple dish directly on the shoulders of mon mari. Friday was his birthday. Yes, that;s right, his birthday was on Fish Hell Night. I let him choose – it being his special day … Continue reading…

Salad with Warm Mustard Beets and Goat Cheese; This and Next

Having a light vegetable dish for a first course is an easy way to help get your ‘five-a-day’ of vegetables. Plus, starters can be fun, frivolous and ever so slightly decadent (’cause they’re small). There’s something about beets and goat cheese that make them such a good pairing. The only combination we like better is … Continue reading…

What can I say?

This blog may be / will be unavailable for a day or two. My week: First the freezer on our fridge-freezer quit working.   No problem, I turned the vegetable freezer back on and moved everything while we wait for either the repairman or a new fridge-freezer. Then I had went to the dentist. Minor … Continue reading…

Risotto with Lamb and Asparagus; it’s not spring cleaning

Okay, okay, okay….. I promise this will be the last risotto of this season. But is was really good (I know, I always say that). Remember this – the best lamb I ever made? Slow-Roasted Moroccan Leg of Lamb I made it again last week… Still the best. Plus the leftovers made a great risotto! … Continue reading…

Pasta with Yellow Tomatoes and Red Peppers; spring

I had such a fun time last summer…. chopping and freezing all the lovely green and yellow and orange and white tomatoes. I also froze lots of red Roma’s, which are all gone. Actually, everything is almost all gone. I put all the pretty colored tomatoes to good use over the winter.  I used the … Continue reading…

Mushrooms Stuffed with Mascarpone and Bacon, my cookbooks

When one has one’s own garden one can grow a variety of interesting produce. When one plants more than one can eat during the summer one can fill the freezer with home-grown, organic vegetables to use all winter. And then one can end up with some rather strange bits. Everyone loves sliced heirloom tomatoes – … Continue reading…