Even though I no longer do a turkey dinner this time of year I am aware that a lot of people do.
The discussions on the merits of Green Bean Casserole have been flooding the internet. I particularly enjoyed an article that listed survey results of the most disliked Thanksgiving Dinner foods.
Yes, Green Bean Casserole made it into the … Continue reading.....
As we all know, Florentine means made in the style of Florence which means the dish has spinach.
I love fresh, raw spinach in salads and sandwiches..
I love cooked spinach in anything.
Mon mari even likes plain cooked spinach… as in frozen, naked, spinach, thawed in the microwave.
I will not even, for one nano-second, contemplate eating plain, cooked … Continue reading.....
The other day I had my first slow cooker failure.
It should have been simple.
It was soup.
How can one screw up soup?
Apparently with ease.
It was a simple premise: we were going out for lunch which I knew would be long and a lot of food. I decided soup would be perfect for dinner that night and … Continue reading.....
As my longtime readers know I buy whole pork loins and cut my own ‘boneless chops’.
The pork loins that I buy are, in typical French fashion, perfect: long, round and tied securely.
Three fourths of the loin gives my equally perfect ‘chops’. The remaining fourth has had a bone or bones removed and, once the string is also removed, … Continue reading.....
We’ve been eating this every winter for years.
I don’t remember where the original idea for the recipe came from, probably a ‘Ground Beef Cookbook’.
In the U.S. I used the traditional ‘white’ cabbage; here I use the ‘green’ or Savoy cabbage. Either work equally well.
Use any type of rice you like, but I use brown Basmati. It cooks … Continue reading.....
Does anyone remember what I wanted ground almonds for?
Nope, me either….
But there it was, lurking in the back of my pantry… A bag of ground almonds.
Nicely stored in a sealed container, of course.
I have no idea why or when I bought it, but I decided it was time I used it.
Last spring ( did I … Continue reading.....
Warning – disgusting country life bit after the recipe… Read at your own risk.
I don’t have a slow-cooker – I did, a long, long time ago.
To be honest, I never could get into doing the prep before I left for work….
Plus I never wanted to eat the minute I walked in the door after working all … Continue reading.....
We had Slow-Roasted Moroccan Lamb last weekend.
Mon mari tells me (often) that his ‘mother always made Lamb Curry’ with leftover leg of lamb.
I had a bad allergic reaction (I woke up in the Emergency Room with a priest hovering over me) the last time I ate curry, so I’ve been somewhat reluctant to eat it again.
So I … Continue reading.....