I originally did this with a tiny pasta called Frog’s Eyes (Acini di’Pepe), but I can’t get it here so I’ve substituted Israeli couscous which looks, acts and tastes like the ancini.
But who am I to argue with packaging?
You could use ground beef … Continue reading.....
I’m taking a lot of poetic license with the names in this salad.
The ‘French’ vinaigrette is because it reminds me of the red Kraft French Dressing so popular in restaurants when I was young.
The quinoa, corn, beans and peppers give the salad a … Continue reading.....
We’re tired – all of us.
I haven’t cooked in three days but I have managed to eat very well and far too much.
So here is a salad that I posted years ago, but was in desperate need of an updated photo.… Continue reading.....
I have never really gotten into the ‘food as container’ bit.
Okay, other than sandwiches.
I’ll be more specific: I’m not a fan of food as a container for other foods that have to be eaten with utensils.
Like soup in a loaf of bread … Continue reading.....
I read in the car…. It’s the only time I really have to read magazines.
The other day, on our way to the canal for a bike ride, I was flipping through the August issue of Cooking Light.
There was a recipe for potato salad … Continue reading.....
I had such a fun time last summer…. chopping and freezing all the lovely green and yellow and orange and white tomatoes.
I also froze lots of red Roma’s, which are all gone.
Actually, everything is almost all gone.
I put all the pretty … Continue reading.....
Slices of butternut squash, dipped in olive oil, sprinkled with rosemary and a bit of salt and roasted until they start to get crispy and caramelized.
Roasted Butternut Squash Slices with Rosemary
Total time: 45 minutes
- 1/3 butternut squash, 12oz
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The only good thing about a bad week is it's fodder for blog posts….
First, the update.
There won't be one.
Mon mari was lounging around in the hospital last week, nothing serious, he was only in 4 days…. The French equivalent of an office … Continue reading.....
The weather has been lovely, warm and sunny (although we are desperate for rain) and has been busy painting and repairing.
One of the more challenging projects was to extend the shutters on the door opening onto Juliette’s Balcony.
There had originally been a door … Continue reading.....
Every Sunday I haul myself up the treacherous barn stairs to do the weekly photos – and check-up on mon mari’s work.
To give him credit, he knows when I’ll be coming and tries to have something nice for me to post.
Also, to give … Continue reading.....