Do you waste food?
I used to.
I would routinely buy something, like sour cream (in the US), use what I needed, then, two or three weeks later realize that the rest was moldy and through it out.
That rarely happens any longer. I started … Continue reading.....
Pasta sauce doesn't have to be tomato based.
Even pasta sauce with ground beef doesn't have to be tomato based.
This doesn't have a hint of tomato in it and is definitely on our list of favorites!
This weekend I cleaned the house, found the Christmas decorations, decorated the house, and baked Christmas breads (cranberry and pumpkin).
After all that I needed comfort food.
I could call this Three Cheese Lasagne but Turkey and Leek sounds so much healthier, doesn’t it?
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.
From the person who hates fish came a request for….
Wait for it….
Mon mari has decided that, as he used to like fish, and it is good for us, perhaps he should like it again.
My job, that goes without saying, is to … Continue reading.....
Busy day, chez nous.
Now that the taping and sanding and taping some more and sanding some more is done….
And the hoovering and dusting and hoovering some more and dusting some more is done….
It was time to hang wall paper.
First, of course, … Continue reading.....
Did you hear cursing this past week?
Mon mari was plumbing.
He hates plumbing.
According to him, he has enough plumbing parts to start his own store.
According to him, if he needs a specific part to finish the job he never has that exact … Continue reading.....
The weather has been lovely, warm and sunny (although we are desperate for rain) and has been busy painting and repairing.
One of the more challenging projects was to extend the shutters on the door opening onto Juliette’s Balcony.
There had originally been a door … Continue reading.....
It was a busy week, as they all are, but with a bit more variety (and tragedy).
Mon mari is still working on the ceiling in the second bedroom but should be finished soon.
In preparation we've laid out the next project: the second bathroom.… Continue reading.....
Did you know that drying tobacco helps prevent moths?
Or so we were told when we bought this house.
The upper floor, which we are in the process of building out, (one can’t say restore because there was nothing there to restore – the same … Continue reading.....