This is another dish based on a recipe from ‘the food of morocco, a journey for food lovers’. (I love that book!)
We bought the most wonderful cumin when we were in Marrakesh. It was well-wrapped when we brought it home but the scent was everywhere.
Beetroot (or beets to the Yanks) are pre-cooked here. I have seen raw, whole … Continue reading.....
I may have said this before, but…..
When one is cooking for two, buying a cabbage requires planning.
I get two or three or four dishes out of one head.
I usually use it once for a first course, once or twice as a vegetable side dish and the rest gets put into stir-fries, skillet dinners or quiches.
Fortunately, we … Continue reading.....
I’m sure that menus have been planned and research done for those that are cooking New Year’s Eve dinner at home.
I’m equally sure that those that aren’t cooking have made reservations if dining at a restaurant or are looking forward to someone else’s efforts if invited to friends
So I’m not posting anything wonderfully creative or unique or expensive … Continue reading.....
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 thought it was finished but I’ve managed to scrounge dinner from it every night since … 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 need that?’
Now I look at the gadget and ask myself the same question.
These … 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 we compromise.
We compromise with asparagus.
We both love it.
I love it alone and … 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 of us. So I have enough for six recipes. If wrapped well it will keep … 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 ‘hates fish’ although I have proof that he doesn’t. I’ve even seen him order it … Continue reading.....