We eat a lot of grilled chicken in the summer, specifically thighs and legs. In the winter it’s oven-fried. We have it at least once a week and mon mari would be even happier if it was more often.
I like more variety.
And I like variety in my grilled chicken.
Sometimes it’s simple with just a quick dry … Continue reading.....
As I’m sitting here, in front of the fire, with the wind howling and the rain lashing the windows, I find myself wondering if we’ll ever see spring.
Then I remember it’s still February.
There are some signs of spring, though, despite the weather….
My crocuses are starting to bloom, some of the spring herbs are starting to come to … Continue reading.....
First the news: The puppies got in the car today! (Story on Tuesday.)
Did you know we lived on an archaeological site?
We didn't either, initially.
Oh we had the usual finds of rusty scissors, old tubes of toothpaste, and bits of teacups in the garden after every heavy rain.
Hoeing was always interesting – everything from old cigarette … Continue reading.....
New Potatoes with Rosemary and Olives
Remember all of those money-raising schemes we endured as children?
Selling magazines that nobody wanted?
Peddling chocolate bars and 'white almond bark' during the already sugar-bloated holidays?
Passing off 'genuine bees-wax candles' that burned for 50 seconds and left puddles of wax everywhere?
Somehow, at least here in the back of beyond, the French … Continue reading.....
One of the interesting things about being a traveling blogger is seeing how my (and your) blogs look on other people’s computers.
For example: on my computer, all of my photos look absolutely lovely: perfect colors, clear and tantalizing. (As, of course, do all of yours!)
On my s-i-l’s computer they look too intense, dark, and almost, well, goth.
On … Continue reading.....