I’m cautiously optimistic about the potager.
I seemed to have kept the rabbits out so far, so my lettuce sets are full size ad we are enjoying early salads.
A few of the onions have bolted, due to the cold, damp spring…. but only a … Continue reading.....
I originally made this with beef when we lived in the US.
Since we’ve lived on this side of the pond, after a few failed attempts, I started using veal.
Now that I’ve found a great butcher I might try beef again….
If you do … Continue reading.....
It’s winter squash season again.
I have a feeling it’s going to last rather a long time this year as my plants were very productive.
The acorn and delicata squashes are not meant to be kept a long time… Most of the experts say a … Continue reading.....
Slow-cooking lamb in wine is typical all over France.
But this is not a slow cooker recipe…. This is a stove-top recipe.
One has to shake things up a bit from time to time.
This uses red wine, similar to the version made in Avignon. … Continue reading.....
We did not have turkey yesterday.
In case you’re wondering, France does not celebrate Thanksgiving.
Neither does the rest of Europe.
We do, however, eat turkey….. Just not usually in the form of a big hulking bird that may or may not have been cooked … Continue reading.....
Harvest time in farm country….
It’s a lovely, warm, fall Sunday evening and the harvester just arrived to do the soy bean field.
No need to worry about closing the windows to keep out the dust – we’ve been enduring an invasion of Asian Lady … Continue reading.....
We haven’t lit a fire in the kitchen stove yet but we have been using the oven.
Pizzas, quiches and oven dinners all contribute just a little bit of needed warmth after the sun goes down – which is getting rather too early for my … Continue reading.....
I had a great shallot and onion harvest from the potager last summer.
Even better, they all, almost 200 shallots and over 100 each red and white onions, kept very well.
I must have the curing and storing bit mastered, finally.
Or I was lucky…..… Continue reading.....
We eat a lot of vegetables.
This time of year we eat a lot of winter squashes – which aren’t quite as easy to turn into a salad or first course as, say, tomatoes….
But I try.
This was a great first course.
It would … Continue reading.....
In early spring I planted spinach seeds.
I waited and watched for the little green leaves to poke through the dirt.
It took forever for them to be even an inch high.
I waited and waited for a few leaves to get large enough to … Continue reading.....