I do not call this ‘Shrimp Scampi’ because that would be redundant.
Scampi is Italian for shrimp…. It would be calling it ‘Shrimp Shrimp’.
Like Chai (meaning tea) Tea.
Or PIN (Personal Identification Number) number.
Or ATM (Automated Teller Machine) machine
Or Queso (Spanish for cheese) cheese.
You get the point.
This is based on one from a ‘box’ of … Continue reading.....
Simple is best
Sometimes, we just need to forget about the cheese and bacon and onions and cream and, yes, even the herbs.
This is a simple dish, just butter, cauliflower, salt and pepper….
I used butter instead of my usual olive oil because it browns, adding a nutty flavor to the cauliflower.
And I wanted the taste of butter.… Continue reading.....
From the person who hates fish came a request for….
Wait for it….
Mon mari has decided that, as he used to like fish, and it is good for us, perhaps he should like it again.
My job, that goes without saying, is to make certain that he doesn't have any 'bad' fish to put him off during this … Continue reading.....
It's important (so I'm told) to keep one's brain in tip-top shape by learning new things.
Here are some odd bits from the week – things I've learned and things in the news:
French news: In July it becomes law in France that every car has to have a breath test kit so that one can test oneself after imbibing … Continue reading.....
New Potatoes with Butter and Chives
What the hell just happened??!?
The recurring supermarket nightmare:
You stop at the end of the checkout lane, you and your half empty trolley, while you frantically go over the cashiers receipt looking for some gross mistake.
I mean, you want to find it right then and there – so the stupid cashier can … Continue reading.....