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.....
We're still snowed in.
Well, we were until a few hours ago when mon mari managed to get a good run at the hill and make it up.
Our neighbor had done a bit of shoveling and another car had gone by with chains on…
After mon mari made it to the top of the hill, our neighbor tried…. And … Continue reading.....
The only good thing about a bad week is it's fodder for blog posts….
First, the update.
There won't be one.
Mon mari was lounging around in the hospital last week, nothing serious, he was only in 4 days…. The French equivalent of an office visit…
Enough about him, he can do his own blog.
This is about my week.… Continue reading.....