One could call this the last gasp of the potager….
There were a few green tomatoes left, I pulled the basil out but kept a basket full of leaves to use and the last Delicata squash was smaller than usual.
They all seemed good candidates for an end-of-summer quiche.
Or would that be a beginning-of-autumn quiche?
Whatever the name – … Continue reading.....
Seasonal Weekly Menus for Summer: July, is finished!
Volume II is four weeks worth of menus and recipes for the month of July and a shopping list for each week.
Make good use of all the wonderful vegetables available at the height of summer without having to do all the planning. Summer should be easy.
Speaking of easy – … Continue reading.....
Two weeks of cold and rain has not done wonders for my garden.
It seems that compromise is not in the weather picture this year.
On Wednesday I had a garden full of green tomatoes, just waiting for the sun to ripen.
On Thursday they gave up, the plants turned brown and the tomatoes are turning ugly.
As to the … Continue reading.....
I have a confession to make….
All the times I have raved about Pesto Rosso, and we love Pesto Rosso, it’s been a store-bought Pesto Rosso.
Barilla to be exact.
When I did the Pesto Rosso Pizza one of my readers asked if I could post the recipe for the Pesto Rosso.
Pride dictates that I can’t just send … Continue reading.....
Almost Traditional Home-Made Pesto….
Traditionally, pesto would be made with a mortar and pestle.
I used a blender.
But the ingredients are traditional and in the traditional proportions.
I didn’t use spinach or walnuts or canola oil or chard or cilantro or any of the other things that many cooks use so creatively.
Don’t get me wrong…. I love all … Continue reading.....
Do you use a Béchamel sauce when you make lasagne?
Back in my younger days, when I lived in the US, I made lasagne with ground beef, cottage cheese and tomato sauce.
Well, that and onions, garlic, oregano, and a sprinkling of Parmesan (from the green can).
But I never used Béchamel.
I didn’t make lasagne for awhile – it … Continue reading.....
I’ll let you in on my dirty little secret: my normal, conservative, ‘waste not; want not’ self takes a hike this time of year.
When I have more zucchini (courgette – both green and yellow), tomatoes and basil than I know what to do with a lot of it ends up on the compost pile.
My freezer is full (see … Continue reading.....