Looking for something a bit fancy and a bit decadent for New Year’s Eve?
Coquilles Saint-Jacques perhaps?
I love scallops but am not fond of the coral. Remove it or not as suits you.
If you can get scallops in their shells use the shells … Continue reading.....
Are you familiar with the Christmas Truce?
It’s one of those stories we should remember. Read about it after the recipe.
Tender scallops, quickly sautéed and finished with a tomato, white wine and tarragon sauce make an easy main course.
You can use either the … Continue reading.....
My herbs have been doing very well all summer – they all seem to thrive in the cooler weather.
Everyone is always singing the praises of cilantro and basil…. I’m rather fond of tarragon and lemon thyme as well. There are a lot of wonderful … Continue reading.....
Happy Year of the Horse!
Tomorrow is the first day of the Chinese New Year celebration, which lasts until Feb. 17th.
I realize that many, if not most, people in the U.S. are giving more thought to the game coming up than celebrating the Year … Continue reading.....
This is a very boring title for a really good shrimp and scallop dish….
Unfortunately, fun creative names for recipes don’t ‘get found’.
And it would be a shame if people didn’t find this.
I could have called it ‘Sunset over the Mediterranean’.
But I’m … Continue reading.....
I love scallops.
They’re expensive (usually), so I rarely buy them.
But occasionally, the price and the timing work.
These were small scallops…. The decision was what wonderful thing to do with them.
I hadn’t done anything Chinese in awhile…..
I mean, proper Chinese, not … Continue reading.....
We love scallops but don’t have them often. They’re a wee bit expensive.
But, as they are also a wee bit rich, one doesn’t need a lot of them for a satisfying dish.
The avocado sauce would work well with grilled shrimp or fish as … Continue reading.....
Mon mari has turned his attention to the details…. The little things that, in his opinion need to be done.
Like building a half wall on the landing to prevent people from walking into the stairwell in the middle of the night.
Well, he started … Continue reading.....
I know you’ve been on pins and needles waiting to find out how my bramble project is coming along…. (Or, as the Brit’s would say: at sixes and sevens).
Here it is.
We cleared out the big bramble patch in the main part of the … Continue reading.....
It’s going to be another quiet New Year’s Eve for us.
It’s simple enough….
We like champagne and wine with dinner.
One can’t drive after champagne and wine.
So we either find a ‘restaurant with rooms’ or stay in front of our own fire for … Continue reading.....