I could never find real (or fake) maple syrup in Andorra or Ireland.
But I found it in France: Canadian Maple Syrup.
I didn’t puzzle over it too much; I was just happy with my good fortune.
Then, one year at a Christmas market, I saw a big pavilion featuring the foods and products of Quebec.
Sometimes I am amazed … Continue reading.....
I love lentils.
I love small things (Not diamonds…. I like big diamonds. Never had a big diamond, but I’m pretty sure I’d like it.)
Back to the food (It’s been one of those days.)
I’m not sure where I first saw Beluga Lentils but I immediately wanted them.
Amazingly, I found them right off.
So often, things I … Continue reading.....
Happy New Year!
It's been kind of a dizzy week, so I'm trying to get organized, remember where I am and what I did, and catch up on food, photos and blogs.
And, of course, pet the puppies….. Photos to follow.
You may have noticed that we eat a lot of pork.
The pork we get is excellent: good … Continue reading.....
We’re expanding our fish repertoire.
Mon mari‘s caveat is ‘No bones’.
We eat a lot of salmon… But, sometimes, a little variety is nice.
I get the ‘back’ of cod. It has no bones.
We’re both happy.
Best part – it’s ready in 15 minutes!
Grilled Cod with Horseradish Mustard Sauce
Total time: 30 minutes
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Traditional American Potato Salad, at least the Mid-Western version I grew up with, has, like so many classics of cuisines around the world, as many iterations as there are cooks.
Some dressings are cooked, some not; some add eggs, celery, peppers, onions or pickles, some not.
My particular favorite used lots of mayonnaise and good, old ‘French’s Yellow Mustard’, aka: … Continue reading.....
This has been a wretched spring.
It’s almost the end of May and we are, once again, lighting fires every night.
Two weeks ago I wore shorts while I mowed the lawn and did the initial planting in the potager.
I’m back to long pants and sweatshirts.
For obvious reasons, we have not been doing a lot of outdoor cooking.… Continue reading.....
There's change in the air.
One often thinks of honey and lemon as something to stir into tea or, maybe, hot brandy as a sore-throat remedy.
Add a bit of mustard and it makes a lovely pan sauce for turkey cutlets (or chicken breasts) – and very quickly… Perfect for a midweek dinner.
Turkey with Honey,
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I'm trying to tidy my desktops – both the one that sits on my computer and the one that my computer sits on.
Never an easy task.
The puppies have been taking all of my time lately, and things have rather piled up.
The vet cleared Bonnie for serious play this morning and I can now throw them outside without … Continue reading.....