I have been exercising for most of my adult life.
That includes hours at the gym, biking and walking in all weather, mountain walks in all weather, as well as just general hard labor in the summer.
I’ve never given electrolytes a thought.
When we were doing mountain walks in Andorra our Fearless Leader used to eat ‘salt sandwiches’ for … Continue reading.....
I counted today…..
I’ve been avoiding doing that,
I still have 14 butternut squash, 3 big blue pumpkins, and 2 spaghetti squash in the cave.
People are starting to lock their doors when they see me. It’s worse than the zucchini plague of summer.
Please bear with me as we continue to eat through the harvest.
I also have 12 … Continue reading.....
I grew up in Wisconsin.
One drinks beer in Wisconsin. Or at least one did at that time.
Then I went off to college (university). I was still in Wisconsin and everyone was still drinking beer, but as we were becoming adults we were also expanding our alcoholic repertoire.
I remember an older, and therefore wiser, friend gave me this … Continue reading.....
When we had friends over before Christmas (Cranberry Crisp) I had my oven busy with roasting lamb.
Usually I try to have most of the food for dinner parties done in the oven so I don’t have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
I want to have fun, too…..
As my oven was occupied I … Continue reading.....
I do have a proper recipe for Slow Cooker Coq au Vin but this is an easy version.
I am seriously getting into easy cooking lately. I actually bought ready-made puff pastry nibbles for our first course last weekend.
I was in the frozen food store picking up scallops for our New Year’s Eve dinner (Coquilles Saint-Jacques) when … Continue reading.....
I am calling this a soup because…. it is.
It has the flavors of a traditional Hungarian goulash but it’s not a thick stew.
It’s also not the Midwestern goulash that my mother made which was ground beef, Creamettes elbow macaroni and Campbell’s tomato soup.
While Googling ‘goulash’ I see that my mother’s recipe has been resurrected, updated and is … Continue reading.....
I’m starting to add spinach to anything and everything.
Well, within reason, of course.
It has all sorts of vitamins and minerals and hardly any calories, so why not?
Even people who claim not to like it aren’t really going to notice it when it’s not the main ingredient.
Notice I didn’t say it was going to be a New … Continue reading.....
After Foie Gras and Sauternes 2 nights in a row I think it’s time for a winter salad of Spinach and Chickpeas.
Not that this is particularly healthy…. it has bacon in it, but it is the holiday season and one should be a bit decadent, right?
For me, even though I don’t like hot foods, I do like a … Continue reading.....