I did a post a few years ago on 'cooking for one'.
I had seen a cook book entitled 'Cooking for One or Two'. At the time I wrote:
"Cooking for one is exactly as different from cooking for two as it is from cooking for 4 or cooking for 12."
One cannot make something that feeds 'one … Continue reading.....
Happy Earth Day!
The theme for this year is 'A Billion Acts of Green'.
I checked out the Earth Day site looking for an idea for a topic.
I thought about carrying reusable shopping bags, which I've been doing for years.
I thought about walking more and driving less; keeping the house at 66F (I wish it would get so … Continue reading.....
Cooking for two can be a challenge.
Much of what we buy comes pre-packaged, and the packages are big.
And that's if you shop at normal stores…. If you shop at Costco the packages are huge. (I visited one, once.)
Meat can be divided and frozen: a 32oz package of ground beef becomes 3 or 4 meals.
It's a … Continue reading.....
I've never seen a purple potato.
Limes, along with pineapple, sweet potatoes, ginger and mangoes are in the 'exotic' section of my supermarket – if anywhere.
I have searched in vain to find such outlandish items as frozen fruit – like berries, or, heaven forbid, frozen orange juice.
Every spring there are boxes of dirt sitting on the floor in … Continue reading.....
The Saga of the Cooktop continues…
My cooktop has 5 burners…. All of which are supposed to work….
There is 1 small burner, 1 larger burner and 3 medium burners.
Shortly after installing it the small burner quit working.
We took it in to be repaired – being out of their service zone, which they failed to tell me when … Continue reading.....
Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli
I'm sick of shopping.
I'm tired of spending money.
It's exhausting. So many decisions; so many stores.
I'd really like to go somewhere without hauling a trailer behind the car to hold my purchases.
Have you ever tried to park a car and trailer in a busy shopping center parking lot? One has to find 2 open places together. Usually that's … Continue reading.....
Creamy Polenta with Sage
I’m not quite sure how to say this….
But our chimneys don’t go all the way to the top.
We’ve gone from four fireplaces to one in the blink of an eye…. So to speak.
Why didn’t we think to check that the chimneys went all the way to the top?
I mean, really, how silly … Continue reading.....
Honey Mustard Pork Chops
2 – 4 boneless pork chops, 12oz (350gr) total weight
1 tbs olive oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup white wine
1 tbs whole grain mustard
1 tbs honey
1 tbs sherry vinegar or cider, red wine
Chop onion. Heat oil in nonstick skillet. Add onions and sauté until tender. Move onions to the side and … Continue reading.....