I always buy at least two things in Spain: olive oil and sherry.
We can’t get sherry in France and olive oil is only available in small bottles. In Spain I buy 3 or 5 liter cans.
I also buy other stuff if I have … Continue reading..... “Chicken Breasts, Sherry Mushroom Sauce, it was a day”
Pork tenderloins are great for stuffing. They’re easy to slice open and cook in 30 minutes or less.
They don’t take a lot of stuffing, just enough to add flavor..
I stuffed this with mushrooms.
They kind of oozed out the top, which was fine … Continue reading..... “Barbecued Stuffed Pork Tenderloin; why make it difficult?”
The package of phyllo that I buy has 12 sheets.
As in most things, when cooking for two, it requires planning to use it all.
Tightly wrapped it will keep well in the fridge for a week and still be okay after two, although it … Continue reading..... “Mushroom Strudel with Pesto Tomato Sauce; 50 degree parties”
Month 6 of the Secret Recipe Club.
This month I had a brief meander down memory lane at La Cocina de Leslie.
It was like being back in Andorra!
Not that she lives in Andorra….. Or even on this side of the pond.… Continue reading..... “Tomato Mushroom Beef, Secret Recipe Club, month 6”
My winter squashes were strange this year. Most of them didn’t form until late in the season, which meant I had to leave them a lot longer before they were ripe.
Fine, I can deal with that.
But they were also all different sizes. I … Continue reading..... “Acorn Squash Stuffed with Walnuts and Mushrooms; I hate unreliable problems”
Mon mari avoids pasta but loves gnocchi.
I don’t ask; I just accept and enjoy.
A package of fresh gnocchi is too much for us for one dinner, but not enough for two – so we always have it for a first course one night … Continue reading..... “Fried Gnocchi with Creamy Mushroom Sauce”
Zucchini Tacos filled with Brown Mushrooms – an end of summer / beginning of fall first course.
I saw this recipe on White in Rice Couple.
As it used zucchini I had to try it. My zucchini / summer squash were quite prolific this … Continue reading..... “Zucchini Tacos with Mushrooms; lunch in the river”
Day 1 of Pumpkins and Puppies Week.
I grew these miniature pumpkins 2 years ago.
They were perfect single serving size and just demanded being stuffed.
I cut all of my chard back about 3 weeks ago. The leaves were all getting too big and too full of holes from the snails for my taste.
Not that I begrudge the snails their food (well, I do….) but I prefer my leaves … Continue reading..... “Chard Leaves Stuffed with Bacon and Mushrooms, meanderings”
I like gnocchi.
The fluffy little pillows of potato and flour cook in under two minutes once they hit the boiling water
I like fast and easy.
But I like them fried even better.
Put them right from the boiling water into a hot skillet … Continue reading..... “Fried Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Walnuts, my dogs are fighting!”