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 … 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 … Continue reading.....
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 … Continue reading.....
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. … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading.....
I've had a bad day (see below).
I made this in August and loved it.
I don't have any zucchini left, but, as I'm in the mood for comfort food…. I think I'll try it with chard tonight.
I need comfort food!
The cool rainy weather followed by warm sunshine have done wonders for my Rainbow Chard.
I've mentioned in prior posts that Americans use the leaves and discard the stems while the French use the stems and discard the leaves.
We eat it all.
But the … Continue reading.....