One knows summer is in full swing when the kitchen counter is covered in summer squash.
I have been harvesting them for 2 weeks now, and already have about 10 quarts of soup in the freezer for winter lunches.
I let them get about 10″ … Continue reading.....
One last asparagus recipe for those of you lucky enough to still be eating asparagus.
Adapted from the book ‘!,000 Chinese Recipes’, this is wonderful as a vegetable, on a bit of lettuce as a first course salad, or as part of a Chinese meal.… Continue reading.....
Normally this would have been made with spinach and onions from my vegetable garden.
Not this year.
This will be the first year since moving to France in 2004 that I have not had lettuce, spinach and chard in my garden in June to pick … Continue reading.....
When I was a child vegetables were as follows:
- Sweet corn: fresh in summer / canned in winter.
- Green beans: fresh in summer / canned in winter (always French cut)
- Peas: fresh in summer / canned in winter
- Carrots: always fresh.
- Rutabagas: always fresh.
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I cut the chard back a few weeks ago. It was looking rather ragged after the summer heat. I think the hot weather makes it more bitter than usual so I hadn’t been picking any.
It’s very happy with the cool weather now and is … Continue reading.....
I have a love / hate relationship with kitchen gadgets.
I want them but I don’t always use them once I finally decide to get them.
I bought a food processor several years ago. I used it for a few weeks, then we moved and … Continue reading.....
In the spring garden I have lettuce, spinach, radishes and chard.
In the summer garden I have tomatoes, green beans, summer squash, onions, sweet corn and chard.
In the fall garden I have tomatoes, winter squash and…. chard.
The sweet corn is only around for … Continue reading.....
Now that the weather is cool the chard is coming back.
Some of the tomatoes are struggling to ripen but the Roma’s are thriving.
Also, now that the weather is cool, I’m willing to use my oven again.
As I can’t abide having anything go … Continue reading.....