I needed lemons a few weeks ago.
I don’t remember why nor do I remember why I didn’t use them… But I’ve had 3 lemons in my fridge ever since.
I really hate to waste food – especially food that I paid money for. I’m not so fussy about excess summer squashes in July,
The lemons needed to be used … Continue reading.....
I’m getting to be very fond of skillet dinners.
If the timing is right, and it usually is, I can put the skillet on the heat, chop / cut and fry for 15 minutes. cover for another 15 minutes to finish and dinner is done in half an hour.
I use a big skillet so there is a lot of … Continue reading.....
This is a quick post because it’s Christmas, I have a movie to watch, and my ability to be online is a bit haphazard.
My mobile works very well as a hotspot – until it doesn’t.
Sometimes I know why, sometimes I don’t.
There are so many things that need to be turned on and set and turned off…. And … Continue reading.....
One could also call it ‘clean out the fridge and garden’ but that’s a bit long. Chicken, Chard and Mushroom Lo Mein is descriptive enough.
That’s the great thing about stir-fries (and Lo Mein is basically a stir-fry with noodles) – one can use any vegetable that happens to be lurking.
Before I get to the recipe….. While I was … Continue reading.....
One of the leftovers from my first, very brief, marriage was a recipe for home-made barbecue sauce.
If I remember it correctly it was a combination of French Salad Dressing, Open Pit BBQ Sauce and numerous other ingredients.
What I don’t remember at all is why I (or we) decided we needed make it, using rather strange ingredients. I’ll blame … Continue reading.....
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 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….
There … Continue reading.....
The horseradish that I buy here is mild…. very mild. I can eat it right out of the jar.
I have learned that the French palate is actually more wimpy than mine.
Except for the mustard which is always very, very hot.
Use horseradish according to your taste and the potency of what is available.
I have, in the past, … Continue reading.....