This was the first dish I made when I started learning about the foods of Morocco.
It’s still one of our favorites.
I find it interesting that almost every cuisine that uses a bit of spice and lots of tomatoes has a dish that combines … Continue reading.....
This isn’t really about the recipe….
It’s just a simple salad.
It’s about poaching the eggs.
Poaching eggs isn’t at all difficult: heat water to boiling, drop in the eggs and wait.
But I normally do it in a skillet because there’s more room. Sometimes … Continue reading.....
Did I say that I had posted the last asparagus recipe for the season?
I must have lied
I can never pass up the idea of asparagus with a poached egg.
There was a time, not too many years ago, when the thought of poaching … Continue reading.....
Corned Beef and Cabbage will be on a lot of tables this weekend.
I love it – when I can get it. I can’t get corned beef here.
Actually, when we lived in Ireland there was no corned beef there, either.
There were boiled dinners, … Continue reading.....
The spring garden is being slowly replaced by the summer garden.
We ate the first of the summer squashes and I pulled up some of the lettuce and all of the spinach before we left for Spain.
Most of the spinach was turned into soup.… Continue reading.....
Do you make lists?
I'm an inveterate list maker.
I don't make lists of my lists, but I probably should.
Instead I put small lists on post-it notes; medium lists on small sheets of paper and big lists on big paper.
Then I stack them … Continue reading.....
It's just been one of those days…
We we turned our clocks back last night, it's dark at 6pm…
Who remembers sniglets? (Besides me)
(snig' lit) Any word that doesn't appear in the dictionary, but should.
COEGGULANT (ko eg' yu lent)n. The white
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Occasionally, I run across little tidbits on the internet that I deem worth sharing.
These are usually things that tickle my, often snarky, sense of humor.
Or confirm a feeling of superior self-righteousness.
These are usually things that neither mon mari or the dogs find … Continue reading.....
Poached Egg with Fried Gnocchi
Remember last week when I was (in someone's opinion, obviously) a good girl?
This week, mon mari was (in someone's opinion, obviously) a good boy.
One more shameless plea for votes: Have you voted yet? For me? in the Food … Continue reading.....
Aren’t they great?
When we lived in the Vendée we had big, harmless grass snakes.
Here we have little poisonous vipers.
When we lived in the Vendée we had lawns, grass and, generally, mowed, well-tended weeds.
Here, we don’t. The property hasn’t been lived in … Continue reading.....