I’ve never been particularly fond of fat. I like crispy bacon well enough, but I normally trim the fat from pork chops, lamb chops, grilled steak, etc.
I have two dogs that greatly appreciate these treats.
When we first started spending time in Spain I … Continue reading.....
Winter is not over yet – there is time for more soup.
I’m still putting pumpkin into anything and everything.
I love all soup. I particularly love the broth.
Mon mari likes most soup, but he usually eats the vegetables, noodles, etc. and leaves the … Continue reading.....
This is slow cooking without the slow cooker.
We love veal and love that it can be simmered gently on the stove-top for an hour and be falling-apart, fork tender.
And, yes, I know I’ve said it before but in order to stave off the … Continue reading.....
Saturday was Crêpe Day here in France…. more properly called La Chandeleur.
It’s a religious holiday celebrating the presentation of Jesus at the temple, and which was celebrated in 5th century Rome with a candlelit (chandelles) procession
But it’s really about the crêpes.
There … Continue reading.....
Did I mention I was getting creative with pumpkin?
They’re so big…..
They don’t look that big until I cut into them, They are almost solid flesh, The center cavity is only 3 of 4 inches across so a ten pound pumpkin produces a lot … Continue reading.....
The polar vortex descended on the Midwestern US this week causing record cold temperatures.
Here in France (and Europe) we’ve been experiencing our own bad weather – bad enough that it has a name: Storm Gabriel.
There have been damaging winds, driving rain and cold … Continue reading.....
Since harvesting our bumper crop of winter squashes I didn’t really feel like I should be buying other vegetables.
Then I found the perfect solution…..
We could have other vegetables as a first course.
We always have a first course on the weekends – no … Continue reading.....
We had this over pasta.
Had I been ambitious, I would have shredded the pork and added it to the sauce.
Mon mari added sambal oelek to his.
I didn’t do that either…..
Apparently I’m easy to please.
I stirred this after about … Continue reading.....
This post is about eating good, healthy foods while away at university but it applies equally well to everyone.
For those of us who have been out of school for longer than we care to admit – it;’s always good to have a nudge to … Continue reading.....
Can one turn orange from eating winter squash?
I’ve heard that one can turn orange from eating carrots….
Orange is not a good color for me.
When we lived in the US we used to buy whole turkey tenderloins, which we either roasted whole or … Continue reading.....