I just can’t seem to avoid orange vegetables….
After five months of winter squashes I ended up putting carrots in with the slow cooker chicken.
In my defense I have no idea how broccoli or cauliflower work in the slow cooker and I had another purpose for the cabbage.
But my 3 weeks of buying other vegetables ended today….
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This is slow cooking without the slow cooker.
We love veal and love that it can be simmered gently on the stove-top for an hour and be falling-apart, fork tender.
And, yes, I know I’ve said it before but in order to stave off the nasty comments I’ll say it again:
The veal that we get is from local farms … Continue reading.....
If I was trendy I would call this a ‘sheet pan dinner’.
I’m not trendy and I don’t have sheet pans.
For some reason, maybe because ovens here are small, sheet pans are not popular, One could say they are almost non-existent.
The cookie sheets I have were purchased at Williams-Sonoma 25 years ago.
Quality lasts. But they are flat, … Continue reading.....
A few months (or more) ago, mon beau-frère, who lives in Hawaii, sent me a simple recipe for Pasta with Sage and Carrots.
He knows how much mon mari (his brother) loves sage. Must be a family thing,,,,
Anyway….. I read it, liked it, saved it, and promptly forgot about it.
In my defense I think I had already … Continue reading.....
When I was a child vegetables were as follows:
- Sweet corn: fresh in summer / canned in winter.
- Green beans: fresh in summer / canned in winter (always French cut)
- Peas: fresh in summer / canned in winter
- Carrots: always fresh.
- Rutabagas: always fresh.
- Navy beans aka Pork & Beans: always canned
- Asparagus: always canned
- Cabbage: always fresh
And that … Continue reading.....
I don’t often make food I can’t eat.
I mean, really, why would one do that?
The point of cooking, after all, is eating.
There were a few abysmal failures in the early days that were simply not edible by anyone but I like to think I have left those days behind.
I guess I could look on the bright … Continue reading.....
This is not a slow cooker recipe; it’s a skillet recipe. The slow cookers have retired for the season.
The Spanish, like most people living in a country with a warm climate, grow and eat lots of peppers.
We all know I don’t like hot peppers, but I love mild peppers.
When we lived in Andorra I used long, green … Continue reading.....
Now that the lettuce is done we turn our attention to other salads.
It’s always nice to have a salad on hand in the fridge to have for an easy lunch or quick addition to dinner.
I love pasta and rice salads, but I’m referring to vegetable salads – Cole Slaw, Cucumber Salad, Three (or Five) Bean Salad… Continue reading.....