Spring and fall are seasons of firsts and lasts in our kitchen.
This is the last risotto of the season, made with the last of the green asparagus and the first of the fresh herbs.
Because the weather has been typical of May (cold rain … Continue reading.....
I bought a lovely ham for Christmas.
I may have slightly over-estimated my requirements, however as it was, well, enormous…..
Especially for 2 people.
I cut in in half: 1 for the oven and 1 for the freezer.
We had ‘second Christmas dinner’ the other … Continue reading.....
We had Ham for Christmas dinner – with Mustard Sauce, of course.
To continue with my family traditions we had baked sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce as well.
One break in tradition came with Pan-Seared Foie Gras as a first course. Neither my parents … Continue reading.....
Usually I use part yogurt and part milk for the filling in a quiche.
Someone, who shall remain nameless, did not replenish the Greek yogurt supply….
I used all milk.
I have no idea if it was the milk, the tomatoes, or just the will … Continue reading.....
Mon mari needs his carbs at every meal.
Often, with salads, he’ll have bread. Sometimes, though, I add the carbs to the salad, either as a grain (rice, quinoa) grilled potatoes or even pasta.
So this is a Spinach Salad with pasta rather than a … Continue reading.....
After having a day that was totally derailed I now have had two more.
But these were fun.
First…. the quiche.
I finally fixed the other half of our Christmas ham that had been languishing in the freezer. I did something I’ve never done before.… Continue reading.....
We’re coming into another prime leftover season and, in my opinion, there is no better way to use up the odd bits than risotto.
I used chicken in this but you could easily use ham, turkey or anything else left in the fridge.
Or leave … Continue reading.....
Yes, I know, one can eat risotto year-round but we don’t chez nous….. We only eat it during the cooler months.
We only use the barbecue in the warmer months although I have known Minnesotans to be heroically tending the grill outdoors … Continue reading.....