Everyone knows Beef Barley Soup but why not Chicken Barley Soup?
I love barley, in soup, salads, as a side dish….
You can use a whole fryer or any chicken parts to make stock. If you use a whole chicken you should have stock left to freeze for other uses.
The barley that I get is quick cooking and … Continue reading.....
I’m sure all the American cooks are spending this last day before the big Turkey Bash searching for new recipes.
Okay, maybe not…..
But if you just need one more, here it is.
It can all be done ahead and baked / reheated at the last minute.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you on that side of the pond!
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It’s vegetable stuffing season.
Yes, I realize one can stuff any vegetable any time, but I do it in the fall.
We cook on the grill in the summer, make soups and stews and braises in the winter and stuff vegetables in the fall.
I stuff summer squashes and winter squashes and peppers and onions and tomatoes and mushrooms
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While I’m waiting for my lettuce and spinach to get large enough to pick we have to be happy with other types of salad.
Fortunately, we were more than happy with this one.
One of the best finds since we’ve moved here is quick-cooking barley. It cooks in just 15 minutes and is just as hearty and chewy as the … Continue reading.....
I’m getting tired of winter cooking.
I long for salads and tomatoes and zucchini and anything cooked on the barbecue grill.
This happens in reverse in September, when I can hardly stand even the thought of one more meal from the grill!
Then I long for stews and soups and braises.
I tend to compromise on the cusp of these … Continue reading.....
This is what happens when one does the shopping the day before one gets sick….
One ends up with a refrigerator full of food that needs to be used up as all of the planned cooking was replaced by chicken soup.
Meat can be frozen for later…. Veggies become soup.
But, one can never have too much soup, and, when … Continue reading.....
The flu or a cold?
The humans are sick and the puppies are bored.
What I hate most about being sick, besides the lists of things that need doing that aren't getting done….
Well, actually, that is what I hate most.
I had big plans for great accomplishments this weekend.
I had such good intentions!
Yes, well, we … Continue reading.....
I finally pulled my tomato plants up this week. They hadn’t really been producing many tomatoes, and the ones I picked were not very flavorful.
It was time.
About a month ago I had my last big crop.
It was big, the tomatoes had lots of flavor, but they weren’t very pretty.
They tended to have lots of cracks on … Continue reading.....