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.....
I started going through my blog posts, getting my thoughts organized for my book. (Ok, for years readers have told me I should write a book, so I am. Hope those same readers buy it)
Anyway, one of the things that quickly became obvious … Continue reading.....
One problem those of us with a potager have is an abundance of vegetables.
The other problem is that everyone else has the same abundance.
When one has guests for lunch it's only logical to offer freshly picked produce from the potager.
But, some … Continue reading.....