This is another recipe who’s origins are lost in the mists of time.
I made it with traditional ‘white’ cabbage when we lived in the US but now I use green or Savoy cabbage – because that is what I can get.
One of the things I noticed with the photo…. my home-grown tomatoes from the freezer don’t have the … Continue reading.....
I’m guilty of joining the bacon lovers.
To be honest, I have always loved bacon and have often cooked with it, but I seem to be using more of it lately.
And it does seem to go rather well with lots of paprika.
I love lots of paprika.
I could be at risk of developing a tolerance for slightly hot … Continue reading.....
When I was young and foolish (and broke) my favorite breakfast after a night out was Spaghettio’s with extra chili powder.
Yes, you read that correctly….
In my defense, when I was in college, our dorm rooms did not have kitchens and we were only allowed a coffee-maker and a popcorn popper. We had a kitchen available, but it was … Continue reading.....
This is a classic Hungarian dish, modified for a quick, mid-week dinner using chicken breasts rather than a whole chicken.
I, of course, just used sweet paprika, but adding a tbs of hot paprika would be more traditional.
Or add a few hot peppers or your favorite hot sauce.
Note that I didn’t ‘drain the tomatoes’ as is called for … Continue reading.....
Having a vegetable garden (potager) is one of the most rewarding endeavors one can undertake.
It’s a lot of work for six or seven months, depending on your growing season, but being able to grow and eat your own vegetables all summer, fresh from the garden, is wonderful.
Having the freezer full of soups and the cellar full of winter … Continue reading.....
Sometimes life should be easy.
When unknown critters are wreaking havoc on all things edible in my potager I do what any practical person would do….
In my case it was to buy some good pesto.
And some good, fresh pasta.
Add one of mon mari’s favorite fruits, avocado, some cooked, cleaned shrimp and dinner is served … Continue reading.....
A few months (or more) ago, mon beau-frère, who lives in Hawaii, sent me a simple recipe for Pasta with Sage and Carrots.
He knows how much mon mari (his brother) loves sage. Must be a family thing,,,,
Anyway….. I read it, liked it, saved it, and promptly forgot about it.
In my defense I think I had already … Continue reading.....
There was a time in the not-too-distant past when I bought cook books whenever we traveled.
I still do that.
Except now I do it surreptitiously as someone, who shall remain nameless, thinks that I have more than enough cook books already.
When we were in Marrakesh I bought three small cook books – two were in French and … Continue reading.....