I do not call this ‘Shrimp Scampi’ because that would be redundant.
Scampi is Italian for shrimp…. It would be calling it ‘Shrimp Shrimp’.
Like Chai (meaning tea) Tea.
Or PIN (Personal Identification Number) number.
Or ATM (Automated Teller Machine) machine
Or Queso (Spanish for … Continue reading.....
Having a vegetable garden (potager) is one of the most rewarding endeavors one can undertake.
It’s a lot of work for six or seven months, depending on your growing season, but being able to grow and eat your own vegetables all summer, fresh from the … Continue reading.....
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 … Continue reading.....
I’ve been cooking with mint again.
Not peppermint, although I did have some of that in my garden once…. along with chocolate mint and cinnamon mint.
I never used any of them but it did smell nice when I was weeding.
This is spearmint and … Continue reading.....
We’ve had a breakthrough / personal epiphany / sudden realization / whatever chez nous.
Mon mari thinks he might actually like fish.
Well, he might like fish if he doesn’t have to clean it and it’s cooked perfectly and it has absolutely no bones.
It’s … Continue reading.....
The other day I had my first slow cooker failure.
It should have been simple.
It was soup.
How can one screw up soup?
Apparently with ease.
It was a simple premise: we were going out for lunch which I knew would be long and … Continue reading.....
I recently updated the recipe index on this blog. It wasn’t the usual monthly update to add new recipes, but a totally new system that will automate it all going forward.
Naturally, it wasn’t easy.
It was supposed to be easy, but the software I … Continue reading.....
This is a re-post…. I, once again, had blog problems and had to restore from the back-up. Unfortunately, the back-cup didn’t include my last post.
I think I have it all working again.
At least it was a rainy day (sometimes, that can be a … Continue reading.....
I may have mentioned a few times that my mother was not a creative cook.
She loved baking but did not enjoy cooking. After she died I nabbed her recipes. Easily 80% of them were for desserts, pies, pastries, cake, cookies, candy and anything else … Continue reading.....
My mother made the Thanksgiving turkey every year. She always made it with Sage Stuffing. For a stuffed 20 lb turkey and enough dressing to feed a dozen people she used a teaspoon or so of sage.
It could have been less. She was careful … Continue reading.....