We’re having a heat wave. (Someone should write a song about that….)
Those of us who do not have air-conditioning cook differently when the temperature approaches (or exceeds) 100F (38C)
We do things like plan on cold main courses that can be cooked in the morning before the heat sets in.
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We actually got back Sunday evening.
Monday I watered the vegetable and herb gardens, did the weekly shopping, did a lot of laundry (it was very hot) picked 4 days worth of tomatoes and zucchini, went through 350 emails, picked 3 kilos of little purple plums (the size of cherries) and turned them into 4.5 kilos of plum …
This time of year, when the salads are done and before the beans and tomatoes and sweet corn start, we alternate between chard and summer squash.
On weekends, when we have a first course, we have one for the starter and the other for the vegetable one night, then reverse it for the next.
I often stuff whichever is the …
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 fresh, snipped chives
2 tbs fresh, snipped basil
2 tbs good olive oil
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It’s official. We have a wall!
Mon mari still hasn’t figured out what he’s going to do with the ceiling – meaning, how he’s going to build it.
All we know for sure is that it will be wood and have insulation between it and the roof.
The thought of insulation makes me almost not dread next winter. Can you …