My loyalties switched, temporarily, from my tagine to my slow cooker.
I’m trying to correct that.
The cooking principles are actually somewhat similar. The slow cooker uses slow heat and a lid that is supposed to stay on to keep the moisture inside, which, in turn, keeps the food moist.
The conical shape of the top of a tagine collects … Continue reading.....
Cold, damp, winter weather needs a bit of spice.
That is my opinion as I happen to like modestly spiced foods most in miserable weather.
Having made that statement I immediately paused typing this post and went down the Google rabbit hole to see if I’m right.
I am…. sort of.
People do like spicy foods in cold weather as … Continue reading.....
One cannot live on summer squash alone.
Sometimes, one just needs to be able to open a can and call it dinner…. sort of.
Besides, chickpeas, and all the other legumes, are good for us and should be included in our diet periodically (she says, self-righteously).
And easy… We like easy.
The only real disadvantage of having a potager and … Continue reading.....
Stews are misunderstood.
They’re easy to make, flexible, nutritious and cook in one pot, making clean-up a breeze.
Why so many people are skeptical of stews, thinking them, somehow, not worthy of a true gastronomic experience is a mystery to me.
Of course, first one has to get past the idea that stew always means beef and potatoes.
Not that … Continue reading.....
This is the last in the series on Herbs and Spices.
It’s easy and economical to make your own blends. You know exactly what you have and can adjust it to your own taste.
The following are examples of spice blends from:The Spice and Herb Bible
1/4 cup paprika 2 tbs sea salt
2 tbs garlic … Continue reading.....
I'm so sick of butternut squash I could scream.
I was so pleased and proud as I picked them and cured them and stored them last fall.
I had 24 of them, all sizes, but mostly big.
I was sure they would be gone by December.
At the very latest the middle of January.
They're only supposed to 'keep well … Continue reading.....
Carl Sagan once said: “If you want to make an apple pie from scratch you must first create the universe.”
I’m either going to quit cooking completely….
Or start cooking everything absolutely from scratch – chicken Noodle soup starting with a fertilized egg.
It was an interesting day doing the weekly shopping.
First we went to the frozen food store, … Continue reading.....