We’ve been enjoying real, thick, rare steak from the grill this summer – thanks to discovering a butcher that ages his beef and cuts it to order.
A good steak is probably the only thing I’ve missed since moving to France.
We never thought about beef in Ireland because the lamb was so good.
In Andorra we had aged country, … Continue reading.....
I originally made this with beef when we lived in the US.
Since we’ve lived on this side of the pond, after a few failed attempts, I started using veal.
Now that I’ve found a great butcher I might try beef again….
If you do use beef, use a better cut as this is not meant to be braised for … Continue reading.....
This is my last winter squash recipe of the season.
All of the blue pumpkins made it until the end. I butchered the last one last weekend. I used a bit as a vegetable and the rest was turned into pumpkin soup and put in the freezer,
The last spaghetti squash and 2 butternut squashes ended up on the compost … Continue reading.....
Our chickens appear to be getting bigger.
Back in the beginning of time, when I first started being creative in the kitchen, I used to skin and bone chicken breasts.
Yes, boys and girls, there was a time when one could not buy pre-packaged, skinless, boneless chicken breasts.
Or at least one couldn’t buy then where I lived.
At … Continue reading.....
I use tapioca in the slow cooker to thicken sauces…. Because it’s easy.
I add regular tapioca at the beginning, and if the sauce needs more at the end, I add instant tapioca.
It never occurred to me that tapioca could be used as a thickening agent until I moved to France. It’s very popular here.
If you prefer you … Continue reading.....
I posted the original recipe for these years ago but it has been lost, so to speak.
As mushroom season is starting I thought it was time to re-do it.
The vegetables are partially cooked before layering and baking, so they spend less time in the oven. They could be assembled after the initial cooking ahead of time and baked … Continue reading.....
I know the world loves using spaghetti squash in place of pasta to avoid ‘carbs’ but these are quicker and easier: just noodles made from eggs with a bit of flour.
We actually like carbs, especially pasta, but, we have this as a first course, and even we don’t do more than one carb for dinner.
You could, of course, … Continue reading.....
Did someone say Burgers?
It’s time for burgers….
In winter we love meatloaf; in summer we love giant stuffed burgers.
You could make smaller burgers, but we like the big one.
Cut it into wedges and let the cheese ooze out of the center.
You can fill them with anything you like – this one is filled with … Continue reading.....