Leeks are in season this time of year.
It’s both the time to plant them and the time to harvest them.
Actually, one can harvest them all winter but now is the time to finish them off before the weather warms and they bolt.
I haven’t planted them in this potager but they are inexpensive at the moment so we … Continue reading.....
Mon mari and I have an ongoing disagreement about the proper way to make lasagne.
Neither of us is in favor of our college-age staple ingredient of cottage cheese…..
I like to use no-cook noodles because it’s easy (and I’m lazy) but no-cook noodles require a bit more liquid in order to get the noodles properly done.
I like to … Continue reading.....
The first time I made lasagne was when I was first living on my own – probably for a dinner party.
I made it according to a recipe that was making the circuit at the time and that I still see making the circuit on food blogs from the U.S.
The main ingredients were ground beef, tomato sauce and cottage … Continue reading.....
We turned the boiler / furnace (my explanation of the difference between boiler and furnace is here) at the end of April.
It had been nice, the forecast was good and it was the END of April.
We were too early.
Since then we’ve had a warm, sunny day followed by 2 cold, rainy days followed 2 sunny days … Continue reading.....
It would almost appear that I’m on a mission.
Maybe I am.
I keep waiting for spring to arrive so we can switch to summer cooking.
It’s not happening.
So every week, on the way to do the shopping, I’m frantically trying to come up with something interesting to do for dinner.
This was the latest.
I’ve wrapped salmon in … Continue reading.....
Do you use a Béchamel sauce when you make lasagne?
Back in my younger days, when I lived in the US, I made lasagne with ground beef, cottage cheese and tomato sauce.
Well, that and onions, garlic, oregano, and a sprinkling of Parmesan (from the green can).
But I never used Béchamel.
I didn’t make lasagne for awhile – it … Continue reading.....
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?
Turkey and Leek Lasagne
Total time: 45 minutes
- 8oz (250gr) turkey, cut into bite-size pieces
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The furniture was moved up, put into place, cleaned off and then the fun began.
I think it’s finally organized.
Well, this bit anyway. We still have 3 more rooms (bedroom, office, dining room) to do but it’s nice to have something finished.
I put two chairs by the bookshelves. Bookshelves need chairs.
The antique dresser that we’ve had for … Continue reading.....