Just say ‘NON’ to Valentine’s Day.
Okay, maybe that’s not the approach for everyone, but I do think the hype and expectations surrounding a day that used to be for paper hearts and little sugar candies has gotten a bit over the top.
For many, … Continue reading.....
The last few acorn squash that formed were small, about the size of a baseball.
Unlike zucchini, which can be picked and used very young, winter squash have to stay on the vine until fully ripe.
Unlike zucchini, they don't keep on growing until they're … Continue reading.....
Who got new toys for Christmas?
That many…. Wow!
Who got new toys that did not require WiFi, a battery or both to function?
On British television there were almost as many ads for old-fashioned games as there were for electronic games.
Was … Continue reading.....
The tiles are selected and ordered for our new bathroom.
Of course, I haven't a clue whether I ordered the right amount.
In typical fashion, we measured, I calculated exactly, precisely, how many square meters of tiles we would need to do the … Continue reading.....
Do you eat asparagus with your fingers?
Or with a knife and fork?
One properly eats it with one's fingers, according to the etiquette guidelines.
Except, of course, if it's dripping with butter or sauce that would make a proper mess. Then you may use … Continue reading.....
I often call for Prosciutto in my recipes; not a lot, just a bit to add flavor. It's the case of a little going a long way.
But, I never, or rarely, use actual Prosciutto.
I use Bayonne or Vendéen or Serrano, or any number … Continue reading.....
Last July, when we decided it was time to order the stairs, we called 2 people for proposals.
One was a local craftsman who would hand-make them to our specifications. We’ve seen his work; they would have been gorgeous. They also would have been slightly … Continue reading.....
What I know about cars would fit on the head of a pin.
In large letters.
When we bought our car 2 years ago (or was it 3?) I had 4 criteria:
Could the dogs fit into the back?
Could the dogs actually get into
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Egg Linguini with Warm Avocado Sauce
When mon mari first started his sojourn in hospital I had dinners of:
Steamed Artichokes with Balsamic Dipping Sauce followed by Asparagus and Tuna Risotto.
As time went on I had dinners of:
Cherry Tomato and Asparagus Salad followed … Continue reading.....
Fresh Pea Soup
Just as well that mon mari is still in hospital….
He's much safer there.
His ears would have been well-blistered had he been anywhere in my vicinity this weekend.
He had done the packing, you see… And I was looking for my … Continue reading.....