I haven’t been cooking lately.
It’s been hot and I haven’t been in the mood.
Normally this is the time of year that I start getting excited about being in the kitchen again after a lazy summer of mon mari cooking on the grill.
I look forward to fall cooking with all the wonderful fall vegetables. I can’t wait to … Continue reading.....
It’s been a long day… But more about that later.
We finally have asparagus.
We’ve checked at our favorite farm for the last few weeks and, finally, om Friday, we were rewarded.
She wasn’t actually set up for business yet but there was a wheelbarrow full of asparagus sitting by the door.
I asked if we could buy some.
Bien … Continue reading.....
Along with putting everything in mason jars there is another (only one, you say?) trend that I am not a fan of….
Putting detailed photos of every step of preparing a dish on the blog post.
I have no problem with photos of complicated or intricate steps, but I really don’t need to see a photo of the tin of … Continue reading.....
Yesterday was retro comfort food.
Today is current (chez nous) comfort food.
My mother was a great believer in poached eggs when one was not feeling 100%.
This was last night’s dinner.
Spring Risotto with Poached Egg
Total time: 30 minutes
- 2/3 cup Arborio rice (or other rice specifically for risotto – Carnaroli or Vialone Nano)
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The weather has turned cooler. The zucchini plants are in the compost and the green beans are dribbling out a few beans every other day.
The acorn and butternut squashes are about ready…. I’ll pick them next week. Or maybe the week after.
That leaves the chard.
I didn’t really like it at the height of summer. During the hot … Continue reading.....
I made the effort to cut and stuff a pork tenderloin and all I filled it with was chives?
Well, maybe one or two other things.
Remember, simple can be good and being complicated for the sake of complication can simply be confusing.
I was on a mission to make the perfect Pork Tenderloin Spiral a few summers ago, … Continue reading.....
We had a wee dinner party Friday evening.
So what does mon mari do early Friday morning, knowing that I had a list 10 miles long of things to do?
He rents a jackhammer for the day.
But that story is for tomorrow.
Today's story is the dinner party.
We haven't done a lot of entertaining here, what with being … Continue reading.....
Mon mari has turned his attention to the details…. The little things that, in his opinion need to be done.
Like building a half wall on the landing to prevent people from walking into the stairwell in the middle of the night.
Well, he started it anyway…
He’s also doing a few things that, in my opinion, need to be … Continue reading.....