We’re coming into another prime leftover season and, in my opinion, there is no better way to use up the odd bits than risotto.
I used chicken in this but you could easily use ham, turkey or anything else left in the fridge.
Or leave … Continue reading.....
This was my third dinner using the slow cooker. (Second attempt review after this recipe.)
I decided I was not going to do any pre-cooking / browning / whatever. Some of the comments I’ve seen discussing slow cooker recipes complain that it’s too much work … Continue reading.....
I know that the food police are threatening to ban bacon from our tables.
Regardless of the fact that humans have been consuming smoked meat since before the dawn of recorded history it has now been declared bad.
Perhaps there is something about the mass-produced, … Continue reading.....
We had few warm, sunny, beautiful spring days in the beginning of March.
The grass started growing, the spring flowers started coming up, mon mari painted the barbecue (he does that every year)……
I was ready to switch to summer cooking.
It’s never a clean … Continue reading.....
I may have said this before, but…..
When one is cooking for two, buying a cabbage requires planning.
I get two or three or four dishes out of one head.
I usually use it once for a first course, once or twice as a vegetable … Continue reading.....
Happy Chinese New Year!
The new year celebration started on the 19th of February and runs for 15 days…..
I wasn’t paying attention and missed the date, still, I have ample time to do something interesting.
In the meantime, here is my more typical stir-fry … Continue reading.....
First, the good news….
We’ve had sunshine for three days in a row.
Another week of this and the mud may be gone from our front garden!
We could have clean dogs again!!!!
Well… There’s always hope.
And, in the meantime, there’s pasta.
My mother did not make ‘pasta’.
She made Creamettes or noodles.
She didn’t make ‘skillet dinners’ or ‘stir-fries’ or even ‘casseroles’.
She made hot dishes.
She would have loved this.
Think of it as comfort food without all the calories.
I like soup.
I like soups and stews and gravy and foods with lots of sauce.
Mon mari likes grilled meat, potatoes or rice with butter and steamed vegetables.
I’m changing him, slowly…..
In the meantime I take advantage of being on my own … Continue reading.....
A year ago we made our first foray into the frozen food store, Thiriet.
I was so excited about all the wonderful foods there I expected to go back often.
I haven't been back once.
I never had enough stuff to buy.
I put … Continue reading.....