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.....
My mother used to buy diced pimientos in little 2oz jars.
The tiny jar would last her all summer as she carefully doled them out, sprinkling them on deviled eggs or potato salad.
She always said they were for color, not flavor.
I buy whole pimientos in big 10oz jars.
I stuff them whole or slice them and add to … Continue reading.....
Stuffed Pimientoes are common on the menus in Spain. Often they’re stuffed with a ground or very finely chopped mixture of fish, cream, egg and herbs.
Well, we all know how fond mon mari is of fish….
We are, however, truly fond of both goat cheese and dry-cured ham.
As to the garlic chives – they’re up so I use … Continue reading.....
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.....
Because I always buy large jars of pimientos, I always end up with more sauce than I want for one dish.
This uses the leftover Pimiento Sauce from the Grilled Shrimp
That jar had both red and yellow peppers in it. – the red for the sauce and the yellow in the gratin.
I often make vegetable gratins, but, normally … Continue reading.....
Some food fun followed by a wee rant…..
Like many people, after the holidays I try to lighten the caloric intake for a few weeks.
Also, like many people, I am not overly thrilled with the idea.
So, I have tried to keep the flavors but lose (some of) the calories.
I made Spinach Ricotta Rolls using an ‘omelet’ instead … Continue reading.....
What makes you cry?
It’s the holiday season…. I’m talking happy tears.
Mon mari almost had teary-eyes when I told him I was making Tuna Cakes for dinner.
They were not tears of joy.
Then I explained that I was adding pimientos and capers and hot mustard and spices and he perked right up.
Presentation is everything…. But I rather … Continue reading.....
Most of the holes are getting filled in. This is the last bit, but it's pretty deep so takes lots of layers.
The window ledge is built, although he still needs to fill in around the window.
There were always openings here, but we put in the first actual windows. This floor was used for tobacco drying so … Continue reading.....