Spring is almost here.
Those of you enjoying late winter snow storms may not believe it, but, really, it’s coming.
With spring comes salads.
Because I don’t buy produce that’s not in season, the only salads we have in winter are made with Savoy Cabbage and / or Endive.
The first of March brings the first of the spring … Continue reading.....
How times flies when one is having fun!
One is having fun…. Right? Right???
I had fun this week: reading new blogs, finding new pasta recipes, trying to get out of my cooking slump….
Nothing like traveling around the globe, reading how other people treat their pasta to get a little inspiration.
Without further ado…..
Presto Pasta Nights, Week 177: … Continue reading.....
‘Mama said there’d be days like this…’
There is a Chinese curse: ‘May you live in interesting times.’
Yesterday was an ‘interesting’ day.
It all started about 6am….
Our phone seldom rings.
Our phone never rings at 6 in the morning….. NEVER!
Mon mari is in hospital. He had surgery late in the afternoon on Tuesday. (more about that tomorrow)… Continue reading.....
I haven’t been making pasta lately
No, I’m not on a low-carb, no-carb or any other sort of diet.
I’m on a new potato eating frenzy.
In case you’ve never read this blog before….. We eat with the seasons. And right now it’s new potato season.
I picked up a box of a new (to me) kind last week – … Continue reading.....
Question: Why should one always wear sexy underwear for doctor's appointments in France?
Answer: Because if you're going to parade around strangers, of both sexes and all ages, in your undies (or less) for the better part of an hour you'll want to look your best.
A few weeks at the local gym prior to the appointment wouldn't hurt either.… Continue reading.....
I have so many house photos to post I decided to break with tradition and do the recipe first – for those who just come by for the food.
I'm getting anxious for summer – and garden salads. Until then I make winter salads.
I don't buy lettuce out of season – actually, I don't buy lettuce at all. I … Continue reading.....
Radish, Fennel and Lettuce Salad
They are always such a wonderful idea.
They are always so much fun to plan.
Reality happens…. Along with the weeds, the pests, the watering and the summer holiday when the whole thing turns into an unkempt jungle.
Over the next few Sundays I will share my vast amounts of knowledge about … Continue reading.....
Salad with Tomatoes and Tuna
I know people have been wondering what I’ve been doing with my time whilst mon mari is recuperating in hospital.
When I’m not mowing and weeding and trimming and planting, that is.
Or driving to and from Bordeaux to visit his nibs.
I finished unpacking the kitchen boxes.
I put away the stemware. This cabinet … Continue reading.....