One of the things that I know about Chinese food is that a lot of what is served in Chinese American (or Chinese French or Chinese Irish or….) restaurants bares little resemblance to what is served in China.
The recipes may have started out as traditional Chinese fare but, over time, were changed to suit the local tastes.
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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.
I love lentils.
They don’t need soaking, cook in just 30 minutes, are full of all the good stuff we should eat and they’re delicious.
Why don’t I make them more often?
I don’t make them in the summer because we eat from the potager.
I don’t make them in the fall because we’re eating the harvest.
I don’t …
I’m getting tired of winter cooking.
I long for salads and tomatoes and zucchini and anything cooked on the barbecue grill.
This happens in reverse in September, when I can hardly stand even the thought of one more meal from the grill!
Then I long for stews and soups and braises.
I tend to compromise on the cusp of these …
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, …
This is what happens when one does the shopping the day before one gets sick….
One ends up with a refrigerator full of food that needs to be used up as all of the planned cooking was replaced by chicken soup.
Meat can be frozen for later…. Veggies become soup.
But, one can never have too much soup, and, when …
I just love these cute little individual casserole dishes.
Obviously, so do the French as they are everywhere, along with little cookbooks with recipes for the ‘cocottes’.
Frittata de Légumes
Total time: 45 minutes
1 carrot, finely chopped
1/2 cup butternut squash, finely chopped
1/2 green pepper, finely chopped
2 shallots, finely chopped
2 tbs parsley, chopped 4
I suppose one could say that I haven’t grown up yet.
Perhaps I never will.
I still like to play with my food.
Having a variety of colored tomatoes, and a freezer to keep them in, helps.
Green Shrimp Creole
Total time: 30 minutes
12oz (350gr) cleaned shrimp
2 ribs celery, sliced
1 onion, chopped 1/2