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.
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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.....