I’ve been meandering down memory lane again.
My external hard drive crashed.
The one I keep all my photos on.
I have them backed up (thankfully) but I still have to go through them all, sort them out, get them organized, etc.
There are some of the girls’ family photos following the recipe….
Fettuccine with Pepper, Meat Sauce
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I can't believe they're 2 years old!
It seems like only yesterday that they were lost in the sunflowers…. And we were still able to carry them home.
I couldn't carry either one now – although they could probably carry me.
We (that would be the 'royal we') decided to take official birthday portraits.
Happy Birthday, Bonnie.… Continue reading.....
No recipe today.
Sometimes we eat food that really isn't worthy of a post.
Sometimes we eat food that a lot of people wouldn't.
In the first category is sausages and sauerkraut, or choucroute garni.
We get excellent kraut here, at the deli counter. When I bought sauerkraut in the US, it came in a can and was so strong … Continue reading.....
First the pig:
This is the ham that Núria (of Spanish Recipes) brought for me.
It was the best ham I've had since the last time I was in Spain.
This was the good stuff.
Lesser hams are cut neatly, in nice, pretty slices.
The really good stuff is cut in ragged slices.
But the real key to recognizing … Continue reading.....
Lots of serious grill aficianados think of steak, particularly, a big, thick T-Bone, as the ultimate summer dinner.
When we first moved to France we just assumed that the preference was for thin steaks as we never saw one more than 1/2" thick… And most were thinner.
Se we had a nice, thick steak cut by the butcher, … Continue reading.....
This is their brother, Ghenghis.
Ghenghis is a big boy.
Bonnie thinks he's a bit of a bully.
While the other dogs recognised the girls as being members of the family, they apparently thought they needed some lessons in proper manners.
On our first walk Ghenghis rolled Bonnie off the side of the road.
Being in the mountains, the side … Continue reading.....
We're off, doggies and humans, to visit our friend in Spain.
That's his house.
There is no internet access in the village – they have radio phones. There are no cables up that high.
Even my mobile doesn't work.
I will be cut off from everything but this little village for 4 days….
Do you think, just maybe, I can … 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.....