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 … Continue reading..... “Chicken & Carrots, Slow Cooker; more spring”
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 … Continue reading..... “Leek and Red Pepper Lasagne; prose or story?”
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 … Continue reading..... “Sautéed Spinach & Red Pepper; to hoe or to hoe”
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 … Continue reading..... “Bread Baking Babes visit my old neighborhood: Catalonia!”
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 … Continue reading..... “Red Pepper and White Bean Verrine”
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 … Continue reading..... “Pork, Avocado, Red Pepper Risotto”
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.… Continue reading..... “Red Pepper and Olive Mini Pizzas; help, please”
I know, I know….
Another zucchini recipe.
But it is the season, and if yours are growing as fast and furious as mine are another recipe / idea is always welcome.
I was thinking of ratatouille when I started chopping, but I didn’t have an … Continue reading..... “Zucchini, Red Peppers and Tomatoes; meanderings”
We still have a few more weeks before the barbecue grill comes out of the barn…. It was time to come up with some new salmon recipes for the dreaded ‘Friday Fish’.
I found this recipe, well, actually one similar to this, in one of … Continue reading..... “Baked Salmon with Red Pepper Relish, dinner in the village”
My chard did very well during the beginning of summer – so well, in fact that, by the beginning of August, it was a bit out of control.
I cut it all back.
It stopped growing.
It certainly could have been that it didn’t like … Continue reading..... “White Beans with Chard”