I realize that many of you will not be making this risotto using duck confit.
I looked at a few US supermarket websites and it wasn’t listed.
Amazon, of course, carries it but it’s rather expensive – and appeared a lot fancier than the can I usually buy. They did have one similar can for $40.00 plus shipping.
I usually … Continue reading.....
As you all know I am a big proponent of fresh foods.
I rarely buy prepared foods of any sort and it’s even more rare when I buy something in a can.
Except for duck confit.
Okay, I admit I bought chicken confit once but I really prefer the duck.
Of course one gets two things when buying a can … Continue reading.....
It’s been a busy weekend.
It started with an 18K walk on Saturday and was followed by an intense 1 1/2 days with the computer – tweaking, moving, rearranging….
And then doing it all again.
And if you don’t know what I was working on….
Well, I’m not going to tell you.
I will tell you how we … Continue reading.....
This is what it looks like when I open the can.
Yes, that is fat…. Lots and lots of fat.
One has to dig in with one’s fingers to locate the duck.
In the past, when I have duck confit, I used it in cassoulet. Or maybe risotto or pasta.
I decided, to be different, I would try fixing it … Continue reading.....
Still rather jet-lagged.
Still wrapping my mind around stuff and getting used to the new reality.
And absolutely enjoying the brilliant sunshine and warm air that greeted me.
Spring arrived while I was away. Hyacinths are blooming, tulips are up, fruit trees are blossoming, puppies are digging…. All signs of spring.
It's always interesting visiting the … Continue reading.....
We have a floor.
The bit at the top of the stairs isn’t finished yet, but I suggested, and mon mari agreed, that perhaps the railing could be next….
For obvious reasons…
But the rest is done, with two coats of varnish on it, so far.
I’m so pleased with it I thought I’d post lots of views.
Remember … Continue reading.....
We have a door in our wall!
Very important for keeping the heat in.
Yes, it’s the little things that count.
What he actually spent most of the week doing was wiring…. Not at all photogenic. The arrow points to what will soon be a light switch.
When you go through that door…
and turn around you see that door … Continue reading.....
I made an ‘almost’ proper cassoulet last week.
I say almost because I made it in one day rather than the traditional two or three…
But, let’s be honest…. I have a lot of will-power but not enough to have the scent of a bubbling cassoulet wafting through the house for 8 hours and then not dive in with two … Continue reading.....