This was supposed to be Stir-Fried Chicken with Fennel…. but we ate all the fennel in the Shrimp Risotto.
As I had promised mon mari I would do a chicken stir-fry I had to search the pantry and freezer.
Since I can only buy them in 1 kilo bags, and we don’t ever eat a kilo of them at … Continue reading.....
We’ve all (or at least most of us) had our share of frozen pot pies – usually chicken.
This is different.
For one thing it used up the rest of our holiday ham.
For the other I used purchased puff pastry and only for a top crust.
Puff pastry is light, flaky and easy…. All things we love.
Make it … Continue reading.....
I love fried rice.
Like most of my dishes I modify it to suit my mood and the contents of my fridge.
The original recipe, that I found in one of my Chinese cook books many years ago, included the peas and the egg.
I added the sherry, shallots and snow peas…. It is spring, after all.
And I love … Continue reading.....
I don’t always use fresh vegetables; sometimes I use frozen.
There are a few vegetables, like peas, that are actually better frozen. Fresh peas and sweet corn deteriorate quickly after being picked. As they are frozen soon after harvest, frozen is better.
I love artichoke bottoms, but they are awfully fussy if one has to start with fresh … Continue reading.....
A guy gave me a bucket-load of shit yesterday!
How often in life does one get to say that and mean it….
I feel like a four-year-old that just learned a ‘bad’ word.
Really, the possible photo titles and phrases that have been running through my mind since I first laid eyes on this shit have been endless.
And … Continue reading.....
Just in case anyone has ham for Thanksgiving…..
Or tuck the recipe away for the leftover ham after Christmas.
I may have mentioned in the past that hams, as known in the U.S., really don’t exist here in France.
At any meat counter in any large supermarket, one can find 30 to 50 different dry-cured hams (Prosciutto-type) ranging in price … Continue reading.....
Peas are a neglected vegetable…. IMHO.
Food bloggers and TV chefs wax poetically about the benefits and joys of kale and cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, but rarely peas.
Maybe because peas are rarely available fresh, and when they are, they’re a bit, well, tedious to prep.
But, the good thing about peas is they are readily available frozen, and, … Continue reading.....
Warning – strong opinion to follow. Read at your own risk.
It’s good to know that discrimination is alive and well in the ‘good old USA’.
Augusta National, home of the Masters golf tournament, doesn’t allow women to be members.
Normally that little bit of information would be snugly under the rug and everyone would politley look the other way … Continue reading.....