I read in the car…. It’s the only time I really have to read magazines.
The other day, on our way to the canal for a bike ride, I was flipping through the August issue of Cooking Light.
There was a recipe for potato salad with a light vinaigrette that caught my eye. I read the caption about adding mashed … Continue reading.....
It was hot last week.
Friday was the hottest day of the summer.
The heat had been forecast for a week.
I decided to be pro-active.
I did not want to be ‘slaving over a hot stove’ on the hottest day of the year.
I decided to make our usual, week-end 2-course dinner in the morning, when it’s still cool.… Continue reading.....
Aren’t these pretty?
These are heirloom ‘climbing beans’ called Selma Zebra.
I love green beans that aren’t green.
They’re so much easier to find among all the green leaves.
If someone could come up with bright red or orange beans it would be even nicer.
Please don’t tell anyone…. but I like American Pole Beans better than the … Continue reading.....
Green Bean Casserole.
It’s a tradition in the Midwest for holidays…. Any holiday.
There is only one way to make it and one must not deviate, as I learned the hard way.
But that doesn’t mean I have to stop trying.
Campbell’s introduced Cream of Mushroom Soup in 1934. I don’t know how quickly Green Bean Casserole followed, but … Continue reading.....
The garden is done….
Well, except for the chard. That seems to have a life of it’s own and loves the cool weather.
I picked the last handful of green beans, lots of chard and raided the fridge for the rest.
Chicken and Chard Lo Mein
Total time: 30 minutes
- 2 chicken breasts, about 10oz (300gr) total, cut into
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The hot weather has returned.
The oven is, once again, off and salads are back on the table.
This has been one of our favorites for years.
Bacon and cider vinegar add the traditional flavors of Hot German Potato Salad.
The green beans and celery round it out, making it a great accompaniment to grilled meats.
Serve warm or room … Continue reading.....
We're traveling in Italy: new recipe; old story.
Sometimes, for us Expats, even English can be a foreign language.
When we moved to Ireland we lived in one of the tall, skinny, attached houses that so typify the British Isles.
On the ground floor we had a living room, a small dining room and a Hobbit-size kitchen that was tucked … Continue reading.....
'Is that a pickle in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?' to paraphrase the immortal words of Mae West.
When one no longer has room in the freezer to store soup made from the, still over-producing, vegetable garden, one turns to pickles.
There was a time when I thought pickles needed to be from gherkins or … Continue reading.....