Over the years I have been asked about various foods that people have heard are hard or impossible to find here; peanut butter and sour cream heading the list.
We have many choices for both.
One that I was surprised to find here, but no … Continue reading.....
I love my small slow cooker.
I can cook 2 pork chops or 4 chicken thighs easily for the two of us with very little work.
I admit I do it the easy way… I don’t brown anything. I just put it all in, cover … Continue reading.....
I think our internet is working properly.
I’ve spent hours on the phone explaining the problem (it slows to a crawl every evening).
After suggesting it was my desk lamp, and having me jump through a bazillion hoops they declared themselves ‘puzzled’.
A technician … Continue reading.....
Winter has arrived which means it’s time to start using the slow cooker regularly.
For me, the main appeal of the slow cooker, aside from tender meat, is tossing all the food in with no prep.
I would probably love a Thermomix (but not for … Continue reading.....
When I toss a few branches of bay leaves on the fire to scent the house I realize how lucky we are to live in this climate.
Well, that and the lack of snow. After growing up in Minnesota I can be content if I … Continue reading.....
Last post I had faux Thousand Island Dressing; this time it’s faux French Dressing
I have no idea what the history of French Dressing is but, trust me, no self-respecting French cook would ever put ketchup in their vinaigrette.
They don’t know what they’re missing.… Continue reading.....
I first had green garlic in the small mountain village of Huesca, above Somontano wine country in Spain. You can read the full account of our fabulous lunch in Huesca here. That was almost 10 years ago.
A few years later I saw it, for … Continue reading.....
I made this with the leftovers from the Roast Cornish Hens.
It was either going to be in the risotto or mon mari‘s lunch…..
Well, we both won.
The recipe uses one chicken breast.
Did I mention that I’m enjoying buying … Continue reading.....