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.....
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.....
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.....
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.....
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.....
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.....
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.....
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.....