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 by Avocado and Goat Cheese Omelets with a side of Sautéed Mangetout (Snow Peas).
Gradually … 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 kitchen scale.
Back in February, when I wanted to unpack a few things for the … Continue reading.....
Carrot Celery Soup
You're watching the telly… or a movie….
You, the viewer, know that the brutal, rapist/serial killer is sitting on the living room sofa holding a long, razor-sharp knife… Waiting patiently.
It's late; a dark, moonless night.
The woman comes home, unlocks the door and walks into her house. She puts her keys down, hangs up her coat … Continue reading.....
Mushrooms Stuffed with Goat Cheese
I just had a long, involved fight encounter with France Telecom/Orange.
I've used up all the words I was allotted for this day; both French and English.
Just relax and look at some pictures.
The lads had to break open the wall that was built to 'Juliet's (as in Romeo and Juliet) balcony. There … 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.....
Cheese and Shallot Pancake
It never stops
Every time I start thinking I am making microscopic advances in my grasp of the language something happens to totally undermine my confidence.
Or to bring back the reality of my limitations, depending on your point of view.
Across from our house was an old sechoir or drying shed. The area we live … Continue reading.....
Spinach and Chickpea Salad with Toasted Goat Cheese
For those who are interested I have decided to give a pictorial update on our house restoration progress once a week.
For those who are not interested, and wish I would just shut up about the whole debacle, I have decided to only give a pictorial update once a week.
I do … Continue reading.....
Shrimp on Avocado Cream
We interrupt the regular scheduled blogging to bring this plea for assistance:
I need help.
There, I said it. Now that wasn't so tough, was it?
I'll say it again:
I need help.
I have a website, Thyme for Cooking, in addition to this li'l blog.
The purpose of the website, other than spreading the … Continue reading.....