Everything I make seems to be orange lately….
It’s either butternut squash, pumpkin, or a tomato sauce, which should be red, but then I add yogurt and paprika or, in this case, horseradish, and it turns orange.
For the curious…. this is what it really looked like. There might have been an orange tomato in there, too….
This is based … Continue reading.....
I’m one of those people that shops with a list.
I plan the menu for the week, make my list, check the fridge, freezer and pantry, then go to the market / supermarket.
I rarely buy anything that’s not on the list – unless there is a note on said list to pick-up something interesting from the deli counter. And … Continue reading.....
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.....