How’s you’re zucchini crop doing?
I normally pick them small to keep the crop under control but, occasionally, I let them get a bit bigger so
mon mari can cook them on the grill…. His favorite way of having zucchini.
Normally, he just drizzles them with olive oil and sprinkles a little Parmesan on top.
Sometimes I can convince him …
We used to get ‘London Broils’ when we lived in the U.S. that were great on the grill…. Just a light sprinkle of seasoning was all they needed – and maybe some bottled Barbecue sauce if you are so inclined.
They were inexpensive, cooked quickly and were great for midweek dinners.
Here we get a cut called a Faux Filet.…
The grill is repaired and open for business.
mon mari‘s request, one of the first things cooked is, as usual, barbecued chicken.
Since we’re not (because of the iffy weather) in full summer barbecue mode yet, I only made enough barbecue sauce for this meal.
Barbecued Chicken Thighs
Total time: 45 minutes
chicken thighs, as many as
Lots of serious grill aficianados think of steak, particularly, a big, thick T-Bone, as the ultimate summer dinner.
When we first moved to France we just assumed that the preference was for thin steaks as we never saw one more than 1/2" thick… And most were thinner.
Se we had a nice, thick steak cut by the butcher, …
This is my summer version of
Potatoes Savoyard. It’s cooked on the barbecue grill, wrapped in foil.
It’s a favorite of
mon mari and we have been making it often, every summer, for at least a million years.
Use sweet onions if you can get them, otherwise regular yellow onions are fine.
Use a hard, rather than soft cheese, …
I'm bored with summer cooking.
Salad season is over and the vegetable garden is dying back…. much like my creative impulses.
Summer cooking no longer produces photogenic foods.
It's either a marinade or a rub; there may or may not be a sauce and that's it!
At the beginning of the season I'm excited.
I brine and stuff and smoke, …
First the news: The puppies got in the car today! (Story on Tuesday.)
Did you know we lived on an archaeological site?
We didn't either, initially.
Oh we had the usual finds of rusty scissors, old tubes of toothpaste, and bits of teacups in the garden after every heavy rain.
Hoeing was always interesting – everything from old cigarette …
I live with a conundrum… aka
He maintains that he doesn't like fish.
He continually refers to Friday as 'Fish Hell Day'.
Yes, we eat fish on Friday.
No, it has nothing to do with our Catholic school upbringing.
It's because I like to cook fish on the day I buy it. I do the shopping once …