The Irish writer George Bernard Shaw once said: ‘England and America are two countries divided by a common language’.
I have learned that lesson well since living on this side of the pond but what I’ve learned is to be cautious and never assume I know what’s being said.
Last week, for example, I was watching the neighboring farmers dig … Continue reading.....
It’s spring – at least for us.
I have a basket full of seeds ready for my potager, although my potager is not ready for the seeds.
I have, in the past, sown my seeds directly into the soil.
I have also, in the past, bought my tomato plants from the nursery.
Last year I was going crazy, driving from … Continue reading.....
You know I love (hate) to garden and plant a decent size (but not huge) vegetable garden every year.
You also know that my garden supplies almost all of our vegetables for the year.
Even if you are in the midst of cold, rainy, snowy winter, now is the time to start thinking about spring and gardening.
Besides, spring gardens … Continue reading.....
There are 12 sheets of phyllo in a box.
Admittedly, it’s not at all expensive, but I still hate to waste it.
I was making Samosas and Cigars a few weeks ago, and I ended up with 4 sheets leftover.
And no desire for more Samosas or Cigars – at the moment.
Mon mari suggested salmon.
Yes, you read that … Continue reading.....
I've made this dish in a few variations, but always as a vegetable.
I decided to add pasta.
Next time I may toss in some grilled sausages.
If there is a next time…..
I think they've stopped.
The zucchini, I mean.
Pasta with Zucchini (Courgette), Tomatoes and Feta
Preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes
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It's been a strange spring, very wet and cool.
My herb garden has reflected the weather: strange.
The thyme is still dormant (or dead) but the sage is thriving.
And that's why, in May I made braised pork – because it's cold.
It's flavored with sage – because the sage has never looked nor tasted so wonderful.
Add some white … Continue reading.....
Fried green tomatoes meets Caprese salad with a stop off at Vitello Romano.
Or something like that….
Okay, so it's not an Italian recipe – but it would be if they'd thought of it….
Supermarket tomatoes work well for this.
Nice, juicy vine-ripened tomatoes (sigh…) really aren't the thing for frying.
Fried Tomatoes alla Romano
Preparation and cooking time:… Continue reading.....
I have always had a hard time letting go of things.
I still have some of my college textbooks.
I still have a heavy winter coat, suitable for Minnesota, that I haven’t worn since I left Minnesota…. 14 years ago.
Right now I’m having a hard time letting go of my garden.
It’s the middle of September. This is when … Continue reading.....