Grilled Scallops on Avocado Sauce

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 well. Or pasta or burgers or…. For the other half … Continue reading…

Seafood Newburg in Puff Pastry Shells; Bramble ramble

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 woods. On the far side of the woods, there were … Continue reading…

Coquilles Saint-Jacques; Happy New Year’s Eve!

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 the evening. When we lived in the US we always … Continue reading…

Scallop and Saffron Risotto

It has been a week of French challenges. First – the funny… We go to a conversation class every week.  The idea is that the French speak English and the English / Americans speak French and the native speakers assist and correct the learners. The other night one of the students was telling a story … Continue reading…