Normally I try to restrain myself and am able to avoid the ‘if some is good, more must be better’ mindset that seems to be the standard where eating and cooking are concerned.
I failed with this quiche.
Perhaps I was just so happy to be in the kitchen with something other than butternut squash or pumpkin.
Maybe it was … Continue reading.....
I just can’t seem to avoid orange vegetables….
After five months of winter squashes I ended up putting carrots in with the slow cooker chicken.
In my defense I have no idea how broccoli or cauliflower work in the slow cooker and I had another purpose for the cabbage.
But my 3 weeks of buying other vegetables ended today….
There … Continue reading.....
Leeks are in season this time of year.
It’s both the time to plant them and the time to harvest them.
Actually, one can harvest them all winter but now is the time to finish them off before the weather warms and they bolt.
I haven’t planted them in this potager but they are inexpensive at the moment so we … Continue reading.....
Normally this would have been made with spinach and onions from my vegetable garden.
Not this year.
This will be the first year since moving to France in 2004 that I have not had lettuce, spinach and chard in my garden in June to pick and eat.
Usually by the middle of June we’re starting to get tired of eating … Continue reading.....
The Bread Baking Babes baked a Catalan bread this month….
Actually, it’s really more like a Catalan pizza.
After having lived in Andorra for 7 years, and spending lots of time in Catalonia, I was rather puzzled that I had never heard of ‘coques’.
Then I realized that I had only ever seen the singular ‘coca’ as they are meant … Continue reading.....
A few years ago I bought these cute little glasses and made Red Beet and Cream Cheese Verrines
Then I put the little glasses into the cabinet and promptly forgot about them.
A few weeks ago I was having a small dinner party (remember the Pecan Cake?) and I was struggling to think of a creative, but easy starter. … Continue reading.....
There are people who think one should not cook avocados.
There are people who think one should not put avocados in risotto.
I compromised with someone who thinks that way and added the avocado after the risotto was finished.
Strangely, it seemed to add liquid to the risotto.
Also, strangely, the liquid was absorbed by the time I was finished … Continue reading.....
First the food, then the plea for help.
I may have complained about our cold spring but I have not complained about the abundance of cold weather vegetables the spring produced.
It’s been an incredible year for artichokes, both colors of asparagus and green garlic.
Other years I have had to be careful and somewhat sparing in my use of … Continue reading.....