The quest for delicious couscous recipes continues….
Fortunately, it’s a fun quest.
Couscous is great for summer – it requires no cooking, just hot stock.
Dress it up with anything that suits your fancy!
Couscous Feta Pilaf
Preparation and cooking time: 15 minutes
- 1/2 cup couscous
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 6 cherry tomatoes
- 6 olives, any type
- 1 ounce
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I never made couscous when I lived in the US but it’s a very popular side dish here…. As well as the traditional accompaniment to Moroccan foods, also very popular here.
Mon mari’s discerning opinion was that it was ‘dry and tasteless’.
Naturally, I consider it my privilege and duty to prove him wrong.
It really is just a … Continue reading.....
Spring used to happen slowly.
One exchanged the winter coat for the spring coat for the summer jacket for no jacket.
The daffodils bloomed, then the hyacinths, then the tulips.
I went from the winter coat to mowing the lawn in shorts and t-shirt in three weeks.
The flowers all bloomed at once.
Is it any wonder that I feel … Continue reading.....
I'm in love!
Assuming one can be in love with a store.
During my search for cranberries before Christmas, my neighbor mentioned a 'vegetable market' across from a DIY store in Bergerac that had an amazing variety of produce.
In my mind I saw a warehouse-type building filled with crates of vegetables.
I was wrong (and so early in the … Continue reading.....
We're traveling in Italy: new recipe; old story.
Sometimes, for us Expats, even English can be a foreign language.
When we moved to Ireland we lived in one of the tall, skinny, attached houses that so typify the British Isles.
On the ground floor we had a living room, a small dining room and a Hobbit-size kitchen that was tucked … Continue reading.....
Question: Why should one always wear sexy underwear for doctor's appointments in France?
Answer: Because if you're going to parade around strangers, of both sexes and all ages, in your undies (or less) for the better part of an hour you'll want to look your best.
A few weeks at the local gym prior to the appointment wouldn't hurt either.… Continue reading.....
We had a momentous occasion chez nous last week.
We took the plastic off the the hole in the floor above the staircase.
For the winter, since there is no insulation under the roof, we had plastic, insulation and boards covering up the top of the staircase.
Last week we uncovered it.
We can now walk up and down the … Continue reading.....
Andorra has a large and varied Expat Community.
When we moved there, we were given a warm and enthusiastic welcome from all of the English-speakers.
In a country where more than 75% of the residents are not ‘locals’ a common language is the glue that binds.
The first summer we were there I was truly amazed at the amazing attention … Continue reading.....