Grilled Turkey Rolls; canal ride

BBQ Turkey Rolls

My winter squash got powdery mildew; my red and brown onions are small; my white onions got black mold, and my tomatoes are late. But my sage has gone crazy! Last year it was pathetic and I planned on replacing it this year. It apparently sensed that decision and was determined to prove me wrong. … Continue reading…

Veal Saltimbocca alla Katie; the last of Rome

This photo is the Saltimbocca alla Romana I had in Rome. For years I thought I was making Saltimbocca alla Rormana or Veal Scallops, Roman Style. I was wrong. Travel can be enlightening. I was so excited to see my favorite veal dish on the menu as a house specialty in one of the restaurants … Continue reading…

Grilled Pork Tenderloin ‘Saltimbocca’; a sunset

Grilled Pork Tenderloin 'Saltimbocca'

We love sage. One of the first dishes I make in the fall, when we switch to indoor cooking, is Veal Saltimbocca. The sage was looking gorgeous, but it was still too hot for cooking inside. We compromised….. He tossed a few wood chips on the grill as well, to add a bit of smokey … Continue reading…

Pasta with Sage and Carrots; scaredy dog

Pasta with Carrots and Sage

A few months (or more) ago, mon beau-frère, who lives in Hawaii, sent me a simple recipe for Pasta with Sage and Carrots. He knows how much mon mari (his brother) loves sage. Must be a family thing,,,, Anyway….. I read it, liked it, saved it, and promptly forgot about it. In my defense I think I … Continue reading…

Butternut Squash, Ham, Sage Risotto; sick (a little) dogs

Risotto season. Yes, I know, one can eat risotto year-round but we don’t chez nous….. We only eat it during the cooler months. We only use the barbecue in the warmer months although I have known Minnesotans to be heroically tending the grill outdoors in the snow in December. We’re much more sensible. We’re also … Continue reading…

Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Sage; dog family photos

My tomatoes were late starters this year…. Which means they’re finishing late as well. I have a lot of green tomatoes. They’re ripening, slowly, but according to the experts it’s getting late and they will likely not all get ripe. Which gives me two choices: pick some of them for the compost so that the … Continue reading…

Egg “Noodles” with Bacon and Sage, off the grid

Egg Noodles with Bacon

Mon mari loves sage. I may have mentioned that in the past…. In recent weeks we’ve had Fried Gnocchi with Sage and Pecorino  and Pasta with Sage and Parmesan. (The pasta recipe also has a story about the tavern I used to buy popsicles at when I was 5…. small town life and all that.) Those … Continue reading…