Did I mention we are getting into easy cooking?
mon mari doesn’t want to cook on the grill (cold rain, for example) I’ll do something simple in a skillet.
Anything with a quick pan sauce works.
I had veal but this would also be …
Continue reading..... “Veal Scallops, Mushroom Pan Sauce, an interesting day”
I always buy at least two things in Spain: olive oil and sherry.
We can’t get sherry in France and olive oil is only available in small bottles. In Spain I buy 3 or 5 liter cans.
I also buy other stuff if I have …
Continue reading..... “Chicken Breasts, Sherry Mushroom Sauce, it was a day”
I like using celery.
Strangely, it’s not easy to find nice celery here.
It’s usually sold by weight, so, even when it
is I can’t often get an entire head…. Other shoppers will break off whatever they need leaving bits and pieces behind.
When I …
Continue reading..... “Cream of Celery Soup with Sherry”
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..... “Seafood Newburg in Puff Pastry Shells; Bramble ramble”
I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food. (W. C. Fields)
I've always been a fan of W. C. Fields.
I've always been a fan of cooking with wine – in both senses.
If you don't regularly use wine in cooking, …
Continue reading..... “Cooking with Wine”
Note: This is a reprint from Valentine's Day, 2008. I didn't get my act together in time to participate in Mele Cotte's Cucina d'Amore this year, but I wanted to share this recipe, again, as it makes a lovely dinner for two…
As to our … Continue reading..... “Turkey Newburg: with Sherry and Iberian Ham; Romantic Spain; our Valentine’s Day story”
Those of you who have been meditating in a Tibetan monastery may have missed the fact that I recently had a recipe published in the Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook.
The book is lovely… glossy pages and all.
As usual, I shall attempt to …
Continue reading..... “Beef and Root Vegetable Stew; Do you write in cookbooks?”