Spring can be both a frustrating and a fun time in the kitchen.
I can't wait to get the barbecue grill fired up but as soon as I plan on it the weather turns cloudy, cold and rainy.
I dream of sitting outside with a chilled glass of a Spanish rosado but instead find myself sitting in front of … Continue reading.....
Today was a good day.
It started yesterday when we decided to go to the Carrefour to do the shopping.
We had just been there the week before (it's the only store that sold the diapers/bed pads I used for Sedi's bed. Sigh…. ).
When I checked out the cashier asked if I was interested in the cookware promotion.
Naturally … Continue reading.....
Ail vert: green garlic.
It’s spring and that means it’s green garlic season.
It’s fleeting, only about 4 weeks, so one must enjoy it while one can.
I’m putting it into anything and everything…..
Regular readers may have noticed.
For those not familiar with this delightful spring treat:
Green garlic is simply garlic that is pulled and eaten, young, before … Continue reading.....
Grilled Shrimp with Pimiento Sauce
Anybody watch the New Yankee Workshop?
It’s about wood-working and furniture making, mon mari’s favorite pastime.
Mon mari is a big fan of the show and has gotten lots of great ideas which he’s used in the stuff he makes for us.
Apparently, there is one, very basic, very important, piece of information that … Continue reading.....
Tomato and Herb Orzo
I heard from an old friend, who lives in Andorra, yesterday. He always fills me in on all the gossip…. Which of course brings back lots of memories.
The biggest piece of news was that Frosty was only going to Pamplona for 5 days. (He's been driving her the last few years.) It's the end of … Continue reading.....
Orzo with Prosciutto
They say confession is good for the soul….
In my opinion, whoever is spouting that glib phrase at me is just trying to get me to give up the dirt.
Mothers say that to errant children, trying to find out who ate the entire chocolate cake intended for a company dinner.
Schoolteachers say that to mischievous children, … Continue reading.....
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Bad, bad wine!
Very bad wine!
I have lazy, bad wine.
We did our part.
We trimmed in March, just like we were supposed to.
We sprayed Bouille Bordelaise every 2 weeks, just like we were supposed to.
We trimmed, tended, tidied and tied.
We picked carefully on a warm sunny afternoon.
We crushed carefully using … Continue reading.....