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 … 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 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.
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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading.....
There was a time when I was a two-rice cook: Arborio for risotto and Minute Rice for everything else.
When we moved to Ireland I wandered into a bulk rice shop in the wonderful English Market in Cork.
It was a revelation.
I discovered Basmati, … Continue reading.....
I saw a most upsetting sight the other morning.
After all the work I did last summer – reinforcing the chain link fence with chicken wire dug into the ground; adding a 12 inch high wooden fence around the entire front garden; filling in the … Continue reading.....