This was the first ‘Barbecued Chicken’ that we did this summer. For some reason the photo and recipe were tucked away and never posted.
I’m giving that excuse because I didn’t have herbs to use yet so there aren’t any in the recipe. When I make it again I’ll add mint, lemon balm and rosemary.
I probably didn’t post it … Continue reading.....
Everyone in the US seems to be bacon-crazy lately, despite the food police declaiming that it’s only a few degrees safer than arsenic.
I don’t use a lot of bacon….
I use a lot of ham (there are 3 types).
Well, not a lot, really. It has so much more flavor than bacon that a little goes a long … Continue reading.....
This has been a wretched spring.
It’s almost the end of May and we are, once again, lighting fires every night.
Two weeks ago I wore shorts while I mowed the lawn and did the initial planting in the potager.
I’m back to long pants and sweatshirts.
For obvious reasons, we have not been doing a lot of outdoor cooking.… Continue reading.....
There's change in the air.
One often thinks of honey and lemon as something to stir into tea or, maybe, hot brandy as a sore-throat remedy.
Add a bit of mustard and it makes a lovely pan sauce for turkey cutlets (or chicken breasts) – and very quickly… Perfect for a midweek dinner.
Turkey with Honey,
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This is what the top of the stairs looked like before I left.
It was full of dirt and dust and years of filth.
This is what it looked like when I came home.
Well done, mon mari!
Of course, since my desk / computer is on a table tucked under the stairs it was rather dusty.
I had … Continue reading.....
The work has moved to the back of the house. The upstairs windows still need to be done, as well as the kitchen window (on the left).
The windows in the cellar don’t actually have glass in them, just shutters.
There are shutters and another door into the cellar, below the barn, that still need to be done.
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This is not going to turn into a puppy blog.
After this I will restrain myself to the occasional puppy-update… Say. once a month (or so).
But I couldn't resist this shot.
Guapa – sleeping with total puppy abandon.
She didn't even move when the flash went off.
Bonnie, on the other hand, likes to be in a … Continue reading.....