Stuffed Baby Acorn Squash

The last few acorn squash that formed were small, about the size of a baseball. Unlike zucchini, which can be picked and used very young, winter squash have to stay on the vine until fully ripe. Unlike zucchini, they don’t keep on growing until they’re monsters. The little ones were so cute – I just … Continue reading…

Mushrooms Stuffed with Couscous and Feta

My preferred mushroom for stuffing is the brown cremini.  I think it has more flavor than the white button mushrooms. From what I can glean from Google, what I know as brown cremini are known as Baby Bellas in the U.S.  I have no idea why or if they are the same – and it’s … Continue reading…

Couscous Feta Pilaf; Battle of the Bulge in America

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      Ingredients: 1/2 cup couscous 3/4 cup chicken broth 6 cherry tomatoes … Continue reading…

Couscous with Browned Red Onions

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 … Continue reading…

Chicken and Artichoke Tagine

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 … Continue reading…

Tomato Flan with Couscous Salad

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 … Continue reading…