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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading.....
Every year I wake up on this day and vow to spend the day doing only fun things.
Maybe I’ll sit in the shade and read.
Maybe I’ll spend the day with my pencils and pastels and watercolors.
Maybe I’ll watch old movies.
And this … Continue reading.....
Yes, I’m buying lettuce.
I pulled out the chewed off stumps of romaine that had been trying to grow in my potager and added them to the compost.
Fortunately, lettuce is really cheap this time of year. I can get 3 huge heads for $2.… Continue reading.....
The other day I thawed chicken breasts to cook on the grill for dinner.
Then it turned cold and windy and rainy….
I decided an oven dish was more in tune with the weather.
I googled chicken and potatoes to see if I could come … Continue reading.....
This is it.
The last one of the season.
Both slow cookers have been put into summer hibernation, not to be seen again until fall.
The smoker and all three grills have been moved out of the barn and are in use.
Summer, or, at … Continue reading.....
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.....