I love sage.
The love doesn’t come from my childhood.
My mother was an excellent but not enthusiastic cook. She loved to bake but cooking was more of a chore and she wasn’t given to spontaneous creativity.
She always put sage in her turkey stuffing … Continue reading.....
First, the good news….
We’ve had sunshine for three days in a row.
Another week of this and the mud may be gone from our front garden!
We could have clean dogs again!!!!
Well… There’s always hope.
And, in the meantime, there’s pasta.
Have you ever lost a favorite recipe?
Seems impossible in today’s environment, doesn’t it?
But this was a favorite before the internet.
I was just getting serious about cooking…. (It was probably a recipe from Bon Appétit – my favorite cooking magazine at the time.) … Continue reading.....
It's been a strange spring, very wet and cool.
My herb garden has reflected the weather: strange.
The thyme is still dormant (or dead) but the sage is thriving.
And that's why, in May I made braised pork – because it's cold.
It's flavored with … Continue reading.....
Fried green tomatoes meets Caprese salad with a stop off at Vitello Romano.
Or something like that….
Okay, so it's not an Italian recipe – but it would be if they'd thought of it….
Supermarket tomatoes work well for this.
Nice, juicy vine-ripened tomatoes … Continue reading.....
It's important (so I'm told) to keep one's brain in tip-top shape by learning new things.
Here are some odd bits from the week – things I've learned and things in the news:
French news: In July it becomes law in France that every car … Continue reading.....
I've been searching for new and interesting butternut squash recipes – my garden was very productive this year.
I found a likely candidate in the September issue of Cooking Light…. Which I got in December.
First, let me tell you about my relationship with Cooking … Continue reading.....
This is a guest post – and doesn't the lamb sound delicious? I love all the herbs in it (even if the puppies are bent on destroying my herb garden) Thanks for a great recipe, Izzy.
Lamb with Camomile Tea
Certainly it is an unusual … Continue reading.....
In between minding the puppies and the gardens, mon mari managed to get a little work down around the house….
He did the finishing bits around the sink – mirrors, towel bars, that sort of thing.
The actual cabinet that goes underneath is a work … Continue reading.....
While I take a break visiting family, step back with me in time to 3 years ago, when we were homeless, to the beginning of this project…. And all of our frustrations:
I'm not quite sure how to say this….
But our chimneys don't go … Continue reading.....