We’ve been enjoying real, thick, rare steak from the grill this summer – thanks to discovering a butcher that ages his beef and cuts it to order.
A good steak is probably the only thing I’ve missed since moving to France.
We never thought about beef in Ireland because the lamb was so good.
In Andorra we had aged country, … Continue reading.....
This is the penultimate salad of this season. (I like that word….)
We have been done eating them for a week or two but I didn’t want this to become a salad blog so I’m spacing the recipes.
We even managed to have a few ripe cherry tomatoes at the same time there was lettuce in the garden, which is … Continue reading.....
I don’t feel much like cooking when the temperatures climb above 38C (100F).
Actually, I don’t feel much like eating, but one must carry on…..
With the meat and potatoes handled by mon mari, outside on the barbecue, I can usually manage to do a quick stir-fry of something from the garden.
And there is almost always summer squash … Continue reading.....
One of the leftovers from my first, very brief, marriage was a recipe for home-made barbecue sauce.
If I remember it correctly it was a combination of French Salad Dressing, Open Pit BBQ Sauce and numerous other ingredients.
What I don’t remember at all is why I (or we) decided we needed make it, using rather strange ingredients. I’ll blame … Continue reading.....
Apparently there has been a meme circulating that I missed – something about Karen and potato salad and raisins (Google it if, like me, you missed it).
This potato salad has no relationship, whatsoever, to that.
I grew up in the Midwest and potato salad was at every picnic, barbecue, birthday party, etc. all summer long.
Like classics of every … Continue reading.....
Do you eat breakfast?
Or skip it?
I’ve gone from eating nothing until 3 or 4 in the afternoon to having a glass of orange juice to having a full Irish breakfast… not necessarily in that order.
At the moment I’m eating fruit, toast and cereal but as soon as my tomatoes are ripe that will change to tomato bread … Continue reading.....
I still have a few salad recipes to post this summer. Unlike last summer, when we had no lettuce, this year we were inundated.
We ate it as fast as we could.
Considering the heat waves currently encompassing most of my world, I thought an easy salad would be appreciated.
I would be more sympathetic to the heat in the … Continue reading.....
The Babes were set loose this month.
There were Babes running through the archives, cavorting among the recipes, with no supervision at all.
There was no host kitchen to exert even the usual modicum of control over this bodacious bunch of bakers.
The game was on.
It was every Babe for herself.
They could bake anything their little hearts desired.… Continue reading.....