My chard did a slight rebound after I gave it a thorough soaking.
I actually watered it with the intent of softening the ground so I could pull it out. Before I got the chance it started looking edible again.
Gardens are so unpredictable. I … Continue reading.....
Do we all become our parents?
Maybe not always in the big ways, but in the little ways?
I used to happily spend money on whatever latest gadget happened to be the current favorite.
My mother would look at it and say: ‘Why do you … Continue reading.....
Usually, mon mari is happy with whatever I create in the kitchen.
There is the odd dish that is less than stellar, of course, but after all the years of cooking and eating together, our tastes mesh rather well.
When our preferences are at odds … Continue reading.....
Phyllo, part two:
When one cooks for two one has to plan ahead to use things that come in quantities.
My phyllo dough comes in a pack of 12 sheets.
I normally use two sheets preparing a starter (or a main course) for the two … Continue reading.....
I may have mentioned in the past that mon mari’s least favorite dinner night is Friday.
Or so he says.
We have fish or seafood on Friday – because that’s the day I do the shopping and I like it fresh.
He maintains that he … Continue reading.....
The cookies are gone
There is no more foie gras.
All of the wonderful, creamy, stinky cheeses have been consumed.
As much as I want to continue eating at the same level, enjoying hearty pastas with cheese and stews with gravy, I decided a little … Continue reading.....
Salad season is starting.
I know, most of you probably eat salads all year long.
- We eat lettuce and spinach when they’re in season. For spinach that’s spring and fall; for lettuce, that’s late spring through mid-summer
- I’m not in the
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I love lentils.
They don’t need soaking, cook in just 30 minutes, are full of all the good stuff we should eat and they’re delicious.
Why don’t I make them more often?
I don’t make them in the summer because we eat from the … Continue reading.....
The Bread Baking Babes are 5!!!!!
Hard to believe, isn’t it?
All those lovely breads…..
To celebrate our international group with her usual style, Tanna, of My Kitchen in Half Cups, our host kitchen this month, decided on this wonderful, international bread: Assyrian Spinach … Continue reading.....
I can’t buy ground veal or ground turkey or ground chicken here… And rarely see ground pork.
Bulk sausage, yes, but not just ground pork.
In Andorra I could find all of the above, as I’m sure you all can in the US.
But not … Continue reading.....