Chicken Savoyarde; a nest

Chicken, Artichokes

This is another recipe that I have been making forever. It uses one of our favorite spring vegetables: artichokes. But…. I do this one the easy way. I use frozen artichoke bottoms. There aren’t a lot of vegetables that I use frozen; peas and spinach are 2 others. Fresh artichokes are great to eat steamed … Continue reading…

Braised Lamb in Red Wine, Slow Cooker; rats

Lamb Red Wine

This recipe used the last of the lamb we bought last summer. The lamb is very good but the farmer we buy it from is not a butcher. We get some interesting cuts. The legs and shoulders are as expected but the rest is a mystery. I have learned that the best way to eat … Continue reading…

White Asparagus, Butter & Chives

Buttered White Asparagus

The theme for Monday Posts in April is Spring Vegetables. Our favorite spring vegetables are both green and white asparagus, snow peas, spinach, artichokes, and… I won’t be able to get to them all. White asparagus is very popular in Europe. In fact, it’s only been in recent years that green asparagus has become available. … Continue reading…

Bread Baking Babes make Mlyntsi

Blini

This month the Bread Baking Babes are making Mlyntsi or Ukrainian thin pancakes or blini. I usually try to post something humorous about the Babes or the bread or the Babes baking the bread or…. You get the idea. Given the current, tragic, deplorable situation in Ukraine I’m not finding anything light-hearted to type. My … Continue reading…

Chicken Stew; Boar

Easy Chicken Stew

We love beef stew – that hearty mix of succulent beef and vegetables that simmers for hours, perfuming the house. But…. Chicken Stew? We started making this when we were living in the U.S. and both working long hours. One of us worked longer hours then the other of us. Chicken Stew was born. I … Continue reading…

Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause Weight Gain

Remember Tab? I just googled it and it was only discontinued in 2020. I remember when it was the diet craze. I don’t know what was used as a sweetener in it but I always thought it was horrible. I drank my share of Diet Coke and Diet Mountain Dew but Tab? Never! I switched … Continue reading…

Boeuf Bourguignon; grilling boar

Braised Beef Bourguignon

We’re having mixed menus at the moment. I’m slowly finishing winter cooking and we’re loving the spring vegetables. It’s a bit like the weather – confused, or maybe eclectic is a better word. We’re finishing up the last bits from the freezer and enjoying the best of the markets. Click here to Pin Boeuf Bourguignon … Continue reading…

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