After the green asparagus showed itself briefly in March, then promptly disappeared, it reappeared in April.
However, even an abundance of green asparagus, which it wasn’t, does not, in the opinion of mon mari, allow it to be used in risotto.
Occasionally, if I have a few odd pieces left, I can add them to a stir-fry, but only rarely.… Continue reading.....
I have made a few phyllo pies in the past but one could say that I did them ‘free form’…. not really paying attention to any traditions.
This time I decided to do it the proper way.
Probably the phyllo pie that is the most famous to the most people is Spanakopita, or Greek Spinach Pie, so that is where … Continue reading.....
I decided it was time to make a quiche.
I haven’t been making them lately…. partly because I wasn’t buying any suitable vegetables.
I wasn’t buying any suitable vegetables because I had a plethora of spaghetti squash to get through.
I like that word…. plethora. I think I’ll use it more often.
I’ve noticed a dearth of imaginative, intelligent words … Continue reading.....
I made this with the leftovers from the Roast Cornish Hens.
It was either going to be in the risotto or mon mari‘s lunch…..
Well, we both won.
The recipe uses one chicken breast.
Did I mention that I’m enjoying buying vegetables again after eating out of the potager since last June? Whoever thought I would … Continue reading.....
After having a day that was totally derailed I now have had two more.
But these were fun.
First…. the quiche.
I finally fixed the other half of our Christmas ham that had been languishing in the freezer. I did something I’ve never done before.
I boiled it.
Normally, when I fix a ham, I just roast it, add a … Continue reading.....
It’s asparagus season here.
Which is why there’s broccoli and yellow peppers in the stir-fry.
I didn’t realize asparagus season had started, you see, so I bought just regular, ordinary vegetables.
Mon mari loves asparagus.
He started going to markets, all by himself, in search of asparagus.
He never goes to the market otherwise…..
When we have asparagus it must … Continue reading.....
We’ve all (or at least most of us) had our share of frozen pot pies – usually chicken.
This is different.
For one thing it used up the rest of our holiday ham.
For the other I used purchased puff pastry and only for a top crust.
Puff pastry is light, flaky and easy…. All things we love.
Make it … Continue reading.....
This is one of our favorite ‘leftover ham’ dishes.
It’s ‘requested several times during the winter. If I don’t have leftover ham I buy a thick slice at the deli counter.
I’ve been making it for years, and yes, I posted the recipe in the very early years of this blog.
It’s worth another post.
It’s so easy – a … Continue reading.....