We eat with the seasons.
I know a lot of people do that – and probably even more people say they do that.
I don’t think many people in the U.S. (unless they grow their own) do it as intensely as we do, living in the middle-of-nowhere France.
Some things. like carrots and potatoes and onions, are, of course, available … Continue reading.....
Purchased phyllo is one of my favorite ‘prepared’ foods.
For less than a euro (or a dollar) I get 12 sheets to play with.
I could, of course, make sweet things, like Baklava, but I normally make savory…. Tarts and pastries and savory strudels.
Just about anything works as long as there’s not too much liquid.
Goat Cheese, Pimiento, Spinach
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Okay, these are not cabbage rolls in the traditional sense.
I could call them ‘cigars’ like in the cooking of Morocco.
Or I could call them ‘nem’ like in the cooking of Vietnam.
Or spring rolls, like in the cooking of China.
But they’re not Moroccan, or Vietnamese, or Chinese….
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I’m not including a recipe for hummus here because I didn’t make it.
I picked up a small container over the holidays and promptly forgot about it.
I love hummus, but when I make it from scratch there is always a lot more than I want. I was very pleased when I found it already made, in the supermarket, all … Continue reading.....
Another modest success in my effort to be more creative with fish.
Fennel and tarragon are always a good pairing with salmon…
Wrap it all in phyllo and toss it in the oven – easy as well as delicious.
Even mon mari was pleased…
Salmon en Croute, with Carrots and Fennel
Total time: 30 minutes
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The question marks are because of the cheese.
Samosas are typical of Asian and North African cuisine where cheese is rarely used.
But they are also served around the Mediterranean where cheese is eaten in vast quantities.
And it’s my kitchen and I can do what I want.
These last two recipes didn’t quite use up the box of phyllo … Continue reading.....
I hate it when I lose my posts!
I had it all done, I hit ‘save’ and it disappeared.
It was time to make dinner so here I am, doing a repeat with my morning coffee.
Oh well…. Probably wasn’t interesting anyway. (I believe that’s referred to as ‘Sour Grapes Rationalization’ if I recall my Psych 101 class correctly… And, … Continue reading.....
Yes, I’m still playing with food.
I’m also trying to catch up on all the photos I took in the last few months that have been languishing in the ‘to be posted’ folder.
I decided I should make a clean start with the new year – as soon as I clean up the old folders, that is.
This was good…. … Continue reading.....