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 … Continue reading.....
I actually used both white and green asparagus in this dish, but, as they are cooked differently I only listed the green in the recipe.
We had white asparagus for the starter and we had too many…. so, after they were cooked (properly for white … Continue reading.....
This time of year, when the salads are done and before the beans and tomatoes and sweet corn start, we alternate between chard and summer squash.
On weekends, when we have a first course, we have one for the starter and the other for the … Continue reading.....
This is my favorite time of year…. The days are still warm but the nights are pleasantly cool.
Cool enough to use the oven.
Cool enough to make mini pizzas.
Little pizzas, made with prepared puff pastry, make an easy first course.
These were smothered … Continue reading.....
Traditional American Potato Salad, at least the Mid-Western version I grew up with, has, like so many classics of cuisines around the world, as many iterations as there are cooks.
Some dressings are cooked, some not; some add eggs, celery, peppers, onions or pickles, some … Continue reading.....
One doesn't normally think of cherry tomatoes as a spring vegetable, but they always appear right along with the asparagus and green garlic…. Before their bigger cousins are ready.
French elections – after the recipe
Purchased puff pastry makes these little tarts a snap.
Other … Continue reading.....
There is no major focus to the work, chez nous, at the moment.
The big push to accomplish stuff before the family arrived is over. Now the goal is to finish all the little bits that were pushed aside and to do all the outside … Continue reading.....
The work has moved to the back of the house. The upstairs windows still need to be done, as well as the kitchen window (on the left).
The windows in the cellar don’t actually have glass in them, just shutters.
There are shutters and another … Continue reading.....
This is not going to turn into a puppy blog.
After this I will restrain myself to the occasional puppy-update… Say. once a month (or so).
But I couldn't resist this shot.
Guapa – sleeping with total puppy abandon.
She didn't even move … Continue reading.....
We lived in Andorra for 7 years before moving to France. Here's a little inside knowledge:
We didn't lock our house in Andorra.
It was common (when we first moved there, before there was permanent traffic gridlock) for people to leave there cars double-parked (there … Continue reading.....