Yes, I know that half the world is still enjoying summer – but it’s the end of summer and soup is a wonderful way of preserving all those beautiful summer and fall vegetables.
I also know that the other half of the world is still … Continue reading.....
Time to make Courgette (Zucchini) Soup!
Too hot, you say?
Not in the mood for soup?
Allow me to explain.
Anyone who has a garden and has planted zucchini knows that after one has picked the first few lovely vegetables the plant immediately goes into … Continue reading.....
It’s been a busy week, chez nous.
Actually, they’re all busy, but this one had photo-graphical accomplishments.
I bet you forgot about my kitchen, still missing the majority of the cabinet doors.
More doors were added this week.
And, finally, my oven is ‘built in’ … Continue reading.....
Carrot Celery Soup
You're watching the telly… or a movie….
You, the viewer, know that the brutal, rapist/serial killer is sitting on the living room sofa holding a long, razor-sharp knife… Waiting patiently.
It's late; a dark, moonless night.
The woman comes home, unlocks the … Continue reading.....
Cauliflower Soup with Gruyere
Rule Number 1 if you are dealing with the French Bureaucracy: Never have all of the required papers.
Rule Number 1 if you are a French Bureaucrat: Always ask for one more document.
Regardless of how complete the dossier presented, … Continue reading.....
Tomato Meatball Soup
It has firmly, with great force, been driven home in our hearts…
Restoring an old stone house is not at all the same as building a wood frame house from scratch.
Mon mari did the latter and is now attempting the former.… Continue reading.....
Aren’t they great?
When we lived in the Vendée we had big, harmless grass snakes.
Here we have little poisonous vipers.
When we lived in the Vendée we had lawns, grass and, generally, mowed, well-tended weeds.
Here, we don’t. The property hasn’t been lived in … Continue reading.....
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I have yet another confession to make (they say it's good for the soul…):
I'm out of control when it comes to making soup.
I know, on an intellectual level, how to make an appropriate amount of soup.
I can tell … Continue reading.....