You all know that I rarely buy prepared foods.
You probably also know that I rarely buy steak for grilling here. While the flavor is excellent, it tends to be a bit tough.
But I do try to be accommodating… And it was mon mari’… Continue reading.....
Spring is here.
That means it’s almost time to switch to outdoor cooking.
Mon mari bought a new gas grill the other day so it’s starting to look serious.
That means I have to empty the freezer of ‘winter’ foods – like artichoke bottoms and … Continue reading.....
We use slices from the leg for dishes like this (also great for grilling in summer). They’re lean, meatier and cheaper than chops but are a nicer quality than the packages of lamb pieces for stews.
I buy bags of frozen artichoke bottoms, but plain, … Continue reading.....
Mini Frittatas or egg cupcakes, if you prefer, are very versatile:
They can be eaten hot, warm or cold; with a fork or the fingers; seated at the table or wandering around a party.
They can be made ‘cupcake’ size, as the ones below are, … Continue reading.....
Spring used to happen slowly.
One exchanged the winter coat for the spring coat for the summer jacket for no jacket.
The daffodils bloomed, then the hyacinths, then the tulips.
I went from the winter coat to mowing the lawn in shorts and t-shirt in … Continue reading.....
The 'A vegetables' have arrived.
Mon mari is an avid lover of the 'A's.
Three colors of asparagus; three kinds of artichokes and two kinds of avocados.
It's vegetable heaven.
Add in my favorite green garlic and it's a pretty intense veggie time.
(Not to … Continue reading.....
I forgot to tell you what I did with the rest of the Roast Duck.
First let me tell you that mon mari est très heureux.
The sheet rock is up, the insulation is up, it’s staying warm…..
And he gets to start the part … Continue reading.....
Last week I mentioned that I don’t see purple potatoes in my little area of France.
But, I do see purple artichokes and violet asparagus.
I bought this pretty bouquet of little artichokes the other day.
When we first moved to this side of … Continue reading.....
Sausage and Artichoke Quiche
Until I was in my twenties I thought all men could build houses.
My father built our house; my older brother built houses for a time.
This was just something men did. It was a natural ability.
Along with building houses, … Continue reading.....
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A British friend once said that 'England invented the most popular sports in the world; and can't win at any of them.'
He watches sports. Any sport; any time; all of the time.
I, on the other hand, have never been … Continue reading.....