This is another dish that we have been making since the beginning of time. I say ‘we’ because there are discussions as to which one of us makes the better version.
mon mari’s favorite pasta dish.
Before he became a T1 diabetic and had to watch his carbs he lived on this whenever I was traveling. I remember …
This is a
Secret Recipe Club special event: Bunnies and Leprechauns.
I am told that these special days happen whenever there are five Monday’s in a month – as the Club is meant to have an event every Monday.
And I’m not telling you any more because, well, you likely don’t care. Just relax and enjoy the recipes.
This week …
I could barely get all the spinach in my dish; I had to press it down. Heating the stock helped wilt it so that it wasn’t higher than the sides of the baking dish.
You can uncover it for the last 5 minutes if you want, to add a bit more color to the cheese.
This makes 4 servings, rather …
I cook orzo the same way I do rice, in just enough stock.
It gets very creamy and is a nice change….
Parmesan Orzo with Fresh Herbs
Total time: 25 minutes
1 tsp butter
1/2 cup (4.5oz, 130gr) orzo
1 1/4 cups (10oz, 300ml) chicken stock
1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tbs fresh parsley 1 tbs fresh
This is another dish from my French gratin cook book – so the original recipe was a bit rich…
And it served four.
I tweaked and substituted and cut back…..
I added quinoa, reduced the salmon, added smoked salmon and substituted yogurt for heavy cream….
It was still more than enough for the two of us.
I would say this …
I may have mentioned in the past how much
mon mari enjoys our weekly fish dinner.
He fondly refers to it as ‘Fish Hell Night’.
Occasionally, I make something that resembles comfort food a lot more closely than it resembles fish.
He also, just to be clear, claims vehemently that he hates tuna.
For some reason known only to him, …
Fresh fava beans and risotto.
Another classic Italian dish for spring.
It would normally be served as a first course (as are all pasta and rice dishes in Italy) but I like it as creamy side dish.
The season for fava beans is fleeting – they are only with us a short time in the spring.
Along with green garlic … Continue reading.....
Still rather jet-lagged.
Still wrapping my mind around stuff and getting used to the new reality.
And absolutely enjoying the brilliant sunshine and warm air that greeted me.
Spring arrived while I was away. Hyacinths are blooming, tulips are up, fruit trees are blossoming, puppies are digging…. All signs of spring.
It's always interesting visiting the …