Everybody makes pasta salads in summer.
But why not be a little more creative?
Grains make wonderful salads (Tabbouleh?).
We love barley.
We love barley salad.
Grilling the chicken breasts adds an extra layer of flavor.
We all know I love barley.
And that I’m rather fond of Caprese Salad.
Well, why not?
Barley with Tomatoes and Mozzarella
1/2 cup quick-cooking barley
1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup mozzarella balls, cut in half
2 tbs … Continue reading.....
The weather has been lovely, warm and sunny (although we are desperate for rain) and has been busy painting and repairing.
One of the more challenging projects was to extend the shutters on the door opening onto Juliette’s Balcony.
There had originally been a door …
Who doesn't like whipped cream?
As it turns out, two members of our extended family don't.
There's also one that doesn't like truffles (the fungi, not the chocolate), one that can't abide rutabagas and one that thinks life can go on quite nicely …
Every Sunday I haul myself up the treacherous barn stairs to do the weekly photos – and check-up on
mon mari’s work.
To give him credit, he knows when I’ll be coming and tries to have something nice for me to post.
Also, to give …
Despite the complaints about all the irregular cuts he has to make, work on the ceiling continues.
There are just a few small spaces in the bedroom that need to be finished.He’ll fill them in with the small ‘end’ pieces.
This was taken standing in …
Barley has been an important food crop for the last 10,000 years or so.
Barley beer was probably the first drink developed by Neolithic humans.
Barley has been used as currency.
Barley is good for us.
And yet, as food, most of us know …
I have not been following the US Health Care debate.
I actually don't know if there still
is a debate or if the dust has settled.
I do know that I often get questioned about the French Health care system.
After my visit to the …
Remembering my first Bastille Day in France: 2004.
Ten days after the Americans wave the Red, White and Blue to…
celebrate the 4th of July the French wave the Red, White and Blue to
celebrate the 14th…. 14 juillet as it’s known in France, Bastille Continue reading.....
The saga continues.
I was nice.
Much as I enjoy ranting and raving, most people seem to prefer not to be on the receiving end of said rants and raves.
So, I was nice.
I handed over all of the prior paperwork, apologized …