A Farewell to Bonnie

She wasn’t supposed to be ours. We had just lost Emma and Sedi and were debating whether or not to get another dog. When we called our friend in Spain to let him know Emma had died (he had given her to us) he told us that Misty had just had a litter. The rest, … Continue reading…

Fettuccine with Pepper, Meat Sauce, dogs, dogs and more dogs

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 … Continue reading…

Birthday Girls – 2 years old today!

Two years! 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 … Continue reading…

Food Secrets; Bonnie and Guapa do Lunch

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 … Continue reading…

Abandoned dog update

Just a quick post to let you know…. Turns out the two dogs lurking around our little neighborhood were not abandoned, but lost runaways. When the local mairie (mayor's office) opened Monday afternoon (this is the country, offices aren't open all day, every day) my neighbor called about the dogs.   The dogs had been … Continue reading…

Puppies and Pigs

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 … Continue reading…

Veal Chops with Herbs, Lemon and Garlic

Lots of serious grill aficianados think of steak, particularly, a big, thick T-Bone, as the ultimate summer dinner. Not here. 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 … Continue reading…