How times flies when one is having fun!
One is having fun…. Right? Right???
I had fun this week: reading new blogs, finding new pasta recipes, trying to get out of my cooking slump….
Nothing like traveling around the globe, reading how other people treat their pasta to get a little inspiration.
Without further ado…..
Presto Pasta Nights, Week 177: …
I'd lost the will to cook.
Not to eat, mind you…. That never goes away.
Nor to drink…. So much wine; so little time.
I'd simply lost the will to cook.
It would appear that I have gotten into a rut.
I'm no longer content merely to put a decent meal on the table.
It has to be creative. Colorful. …
No work to report on this week….
mon mari lazing around the hospital and all.
He’s not being completely idle – he cleaned off a lawn chair, parked himself under the apple tree by the front gate and painted said gate.
Now he’s making noises about finishing my kitchen cabinets – you know, those last 5 cabinet doors …
‘Mama said there’d be days like this…’
There is a Chinese curse: ‘May you live in interesting times.’
Yesterday was an ‘interesting’ day.
It all started about 6am….
Our phone seldom rings.
Our phone never rings at 6 in the morning….. NEVER!
Mon mari is in hospital. He had surgery late in the afternoon on Tuesday. (more about that tomorrow)… Continue reading.....
I’m not sure what’s going on in my garden at night.
I have radishes turning into big, hulking bullies.
That could be the result of lack of discipline on my part as chief (and only) gardener.
I accept the blame.
What’s wrong with this picture?
I planted 2 types of courgette: the green, striped, traditional one (known as zucchini …
I haven’t been making pasta lately
No, I’m not on a low-carb, no-carb or any other sort of diet.
I’m on a new potato eating frenzy.
In case you’ve never read this blog before….. We eat with the seasons. And right now it’s new potato season.
I picked up a box of a new (to me) kind last week – …
I really don't know how famous it it…..
But his kids love it, so that counts for a lot.
It's not true Puttanesca with the sausages….
But that's what we cooks do – modify the recipe to suit our tastes and feed our families.
This wonderful recipe was sent to me by one of my readers, Howard, from Chicago, Illinois.…
Last year about this time I did a post about our
Processionarias or Processional Caterpillars… Those very pretty, very nasty and potentially deadly critters I’d seen nose-to-tailing it past our garden gate.
You’ll never guess what came tap tap tapping on my kitchen window last week.
The only known predator of those nasty little caterpillars.
He flew around …