We had a venison roast over the holidays, which, of course, resulted in venison leftovers.
When we have leftovers I make risotto.
Most risottos use white wine but when I have venison or lamb I like to use red,
This would also be great with … 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.....
My potager is closed for the winter.
I managed to keep it productive for much longer than usual this year.
Strangely, I’ve been picking enough green beans every day for the last month to feed the village – more than I picked at the height … Continue reading.....
My mother grew up on a farm.
Vegetables in summer were whatever was picked in the garden. Vegetables in winter were whatever had been ‘put-up’ during the summer or was in the root cellar.
When I was young we lived in town. My mother had … Continue reading.....
I made this with the leftovers from the Roast Cornish Hens.
It was either going to be in the risotto or mon mari‘s lunch…..
Well, we both won.
The recipe uses one chicken breast.
Did I mention that I’m enjoying buying … Continue reading.....
We’ve been having a summer vegetable shortage.
To be honest, I don’t find that surprising and I hadn’t even noticed since we’re still in the middle of winter.
I don’t ever buy summer vegetables; I grow them. If I did buy summer vegetables I would … Continue reading.....
This was the last hurrah from the garden.
Well, I still have a lot of butternut and spaghetti squashes in the cave, but this was the last (or one of the last) pickings of chard. It is now becoming compost for next year. I hope.… Continue reading.....
Another spring risotto.
Spring is that time of year when we go from barbecued chicken to risotto to grilled burgers to beef stew.
One could say we cook with the seasons.
One could also say we cook with the weather.
We have high hopes that … Continue reading.....