This time of year the markets are full of endive.
Apparently the French eat them in huge quantities. One can get a pre-packaged bag with a dozen endive in it and I see shopping trolleys with three or four bags.
We like them….
But that’s a lot of endive.
I went through my French cook books thinking there would … Continue reading.....
I like words.
I've done posts on words before….
Such as this pervasive usage that irritates me no end.
Or the havoc that a slightly mispronounced word can cause for the unknowing in a new language.
Today, I thought I would pass on some fun food names.
It all started when I decided to find out why Americans are determined … Continue reading.....
Endive, aka Belgian Endive, is a member of the chicory family, along with radicchio and escarole.
You probably know that, like most greens, it's chock-a-block with vitamins and minerals whilst being naturally low in calories.
What you may not know is it's good for more than being used as a scoop for other, high calorie food or being tossed in … Continue reading.....
I've never seen a purple potato.
Limes, along with pineapple, sweet potatoes, ginger and mangoes are in the 'exotic' section of my supermarket – if anywhere.
I have searched in vain to find such outlandish items as frozen fruit – like berries, or, heaven forbid, frozen orange juice.
Every spring there are boxes of dirt sitting on the floor in … Continue reading.....
Endive with Avocado
Have I been time-traveling?
Transported back to the 18th century?
I have chilblains….
You know, the ailment that the heroine, whilst posing as a dairy maid, gets in all those cheap romance novels.
Can you imagine?
Does that justify all my bitching and complaining about the lack of heat at Vlad’s house?
I’ll go to just about … Continue reading.....