Scallops with Browned Shallots, the weekly update

I forgot about my wandering butternut squash…. I had three of them from the same plant. Delicious! In other harvest news…. I have one pomegranate. One. I’d better start making plans….. The weather has been gorgeous so we’ve been working outside, getting ready for winter. I trimmed the laurel tree and uncovered these old stone … Continue reading…

Grilled Scallops with Lemon Ginger Sauce; the Update

The other night, after the giant spider incident, I dreamed one was chasing me around the house.  Smart woman that I am, I ran outside, hoping to lead it out. It stopped at the door. And waved good bye. I’ve seen one each evening since that night. Mon mari has dutifully dispatched them. Mon mari … Continue reading…

Stir-Fried Scallops with Ham; Finally: a house update!

Stir-Fried Scallops and Ham It’s Monday It’s been 5 weeks since any work has been done around here. I mean, actual renovation/restoration/construction/improve-the-damn-place kind of work. Might I say we are just a tad behind schedule? Things are looking up however. Mon mari still is not supposed to be doing a lot of walking…. But he … Continue reading…

Scallops on Pesto; Bunny Ears

Scallops on Pesto It’s a universally accepted truism that one should not do the weekly shopping on an empty stomach. It’s a normally accepted fact that skipping lunch can cause said stomach to be empty. It’s a little established but well-known fact that the ears are the very best part of the Chocolate Easter Bunny. … Continue reading…

Seafood Provençal and Chocolate for Health!

Go directly to recipe Get out of the way you stupid cows! I can't see a thing! Move! I said Moooooove! I have no idea why there are brown cows in this herd.  Charolais are almost universally raised here in the Vendée.   Pretty brown cows, though, aren't they? But a bit too tall for the … Continue reading…