When I ordered lamb shanks from our new butcher I had no idea how big they would be, never having seen one in real life….
I ordered four.
Now I know better.
Two lamb shanks are plenty for a dinner for two, and, in our case, there is enough left over for lunch for mon mari.
This is my second … Continue reading.....
When we lived in the US I could buy turkey tenderloins, ground turkey, turkey sausage, and whole turkeys.
Here I can buy turkey legs (including the thigh), turkey cutlets and whole turkeys – but I can only get the whole turkeys at Christmas. The other two are always available.
I love the turkey cutlets. They are thinly sliced and perfect … Continue reading.....
This is based on a recipe that I can’t find and only have a vague memory of.
I used to make a chicken and cabbage skillet dinner when we lived in the US. I remember that it was pink and that we loved it. The recipe was from Bon Appétit magazine.
And then we moved.
When I looked for the … Continue reading.....
We’ve been having thunderstorms lately.
Thunderstorms means no computer, no internet and no phone.
With thunderstorms often there is heavy rain.
Heavy rain means no TV reception.
It seemed like a good time to look at cookbooks.
I have a lot of ‘little’ cookbooks that I’ve bought over the years… one on pumpkins, one on crêpes, one on vegetable gratins, … Continue reading.....
This is what the top of the stairs looked like before I left.
It was full of dirt and dust and years of filth.
This is what it looked like when I came home.
Well done, mon mari!
Of course, since my desk / computer is on a table tucked under the stairs it was rather dusty.
I had … Continue reading.....
I forgot about my wandering butternut squash….
I had three of them from the same plant.
In other harvest news….
I have one pomegranate.
I’d better start making plans…..
The weather has been gorgeous so we’ve been working outside, getting ready for winter.
I trimmed the laurel tree and uncovered these old stone stairs by the house.
Note … Continue reading.....
Chicken Breasts Balsamic
We got our windows in….
Sorry, already did that post.
My new oven caught on fire…
Sorry, did that one, too.
Now that the windows are in we can move stuff out of the center of the rooms – which means I can unpack a bit more…
Like stuff for the bathroom:
And a little book case … Continue reading.....