Lettuce season is long past.
But we still, occasionally, want salad.
Fortunately, it’s the start of Savoy cabbage season.
Savoy, or green cabbage, which is the common type here, is much more tender than the white cabbage that is common in the US. And, while … Continue reading.....
We’ve been eating this every winter for years.
I don’t remember where the original idea for the recipe came from, probably a ‘Ground Beef Cookbook’.
In the U.S. I used the traditional ‘white’ cabbage; here I use the ‘green’ or Savoy cabbage. Either work equally … Continue reading.....
Savoy or green cabbage is leafier than the traditional white cabbage. It cooks quickly and is perfect if it retains a slight crunch.
It’s a great substitute for bok choy in Asian cooking.
Combining vegetables with rice (or pasta) makes an easy side dish.
My mother did not make ‘pasta’.
She made Creamettes or noodles.
She didn’t make ‘skillet dinners’ or ‘stir-fries’ or even ‘casseroles’.
She made hot dishes.
She would have loved this.
Think of it as comfort food without all the calories.
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.....
I first discovered Savoy cabbage about 3 years ago and it's been one of my favorite winter vegetables ever since.
It cooks faster and is much more tender than the more common (in the US, anyway) white cabbage (think cole slaw).
It adds just the … Continue reading.....
They say that travel is educational.
It can also be educational for those that stay home.
On the very first night I was gone mon mari learned not to leave the cover off the large container that holds the kibble….. which happens to be … Continue reading.....
Warning: Strong opinion to follow – read at your own risk.
More words on words.
What is the word (or almost word) that makes you want to jump up and down, screaming and tearing your hair, whenever you hear it?
Most people who like words … 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.....
Spell check: friend or foe?
I maintain that, whilst I spell excellently, I can't type for shit.
It's also a widely known fact that I cannot proof-read my own writing.
My problem is that my fingers are continually about a dozen words behind my thoughts … Continue reading.....