Fried Tomatoes with Mozzarella and the Weekly Menu Planner

This is the antithesis of the Caprese Salad. And it's not 'Fried Green Tomatoes', either. It's everything that one does not, normally, want.  But, I'm not getting a decent spring, now,  either, am I? Fried Tomatoes with Fresh Mozzarella You want rather hard, supermarket tomatoes for this, not nice, fresh garden ones and cow's milk … Continue reading…

Tomato Flan with Avocado and the Weekly Menu Planner

Tomato Flan with Avocado  These simple flans have the look and consistency of a soufflé without the work. Combine them with a sliced avocado and a bit of creamy dressing for a colorful first course. 3 eggs1/2 cup (160ml) tomato sauce (save the rest for Thursday)3 tbs Greek yogurt or plain yogurt or crème fraiche1/2 … Continue reading…

Turkey and Pepper Risotto and the Weekly Menu Planner

This is such a colorful risotto, it makes me happy just to have it on the table! I used both red and green peppers, and black olives. The turkey was cutlets, sliced thin, but a small piece of turkey tenderloin would work as well. Turkey and Pepper Risotto 3/4 cup Arborio rice (or other rice … Continue reading…

Polenta Cakes with Chevre and Pimiento; the Weekly Menu Plan

Delicious and easy – minor assembly required. I use quick cooking polenta, it takes about 10 minutes. It can be made ahead and refrigerated. I use whole Spanish Pimientos. If you can't get them substitute pimentos or roasted red peppers. Polenta Cakes with Chevre and Pimientogoat cheese, log, 3oz, 100gr (2 1/5 – 3", 7cm) … Continue reading…

Spinach and White Bean Salad and the Weekly Menu Plan

Minor change to my menu post – might as well post the recipe to go with the photo, right? Spinach  and White Bean Salad Fresh spinach, 6oz (180gr) 1 can white beans, cannellini 15oz 9450gr) 3 – 4 shallots 2 tsp olive oil 1 tbs white Balsamic vinegar1 tsp Dijon mustard1 tsp Herbes de Provence … Continue reading…

Artichokes: The Other ‘A’ Vegetable

Go directly to recipe Alcachofas.  Artichaut.  Artichokes. Regardless of what you call them, the other ‘A’ vegetable is nutritious, fun to eat and in season. It’s time for Weekend Herb Blogging, being hosted this week by Sher of What Did You Eat.  Please stop by her blog on Monday to see the entire recap of … Continue reading…

Green Garlic, and Lunch in Huesca

Go directly to recipe It's Weekend Herb Blogging time and my herb/vegetable of the week is Green Garlic.  This week is being hosted by Haalo of Cook (almost) Anything …at least once.  A few years ago we took a day trip from Andorra into the Somontano wine region of Spain.  We stopped at Enate and … Continue reading…