Spinach en Croute
Six more days.
Only six days!
Our deadline in creeping up.
Our deadline is in an all-out gallop!
It was cold this weekend, so, rather than being in the cellar having fun with the plumbing, we did some little, finishing, stuff.
Like the trim on the kitchen ceiling:
All of the kitchen tiles that have to be …
Endive with Avocado
Have I been time-traveling?
Transported back to the 18th century?
I have chilblains….
You know, the ailment that the heroine, whilst posing as a dairy maid, gets in all those cheap romance novels.
Can you imagine?
Does that justify all my bitching and complaining about the lack of heat at Vlad’s house?
I’ll go to just about …
Cheese and Shallot Pancake
It never stops
Every time I start thinking I am making microscopic advances in my grasp of the language something happens to totally undermine my confidence.
Or to bring back the reality of my limitations, depending on your point of view.
Across from our house was an old sechoir or drying shed. The area we live …
Carrot and Gruyere Timbales
To all the Americans who thought that the US had cornered the market on bad eating habits:
You are not alone.
There is at least one other country that will soon be able to take some of the bad-food-bashing pressure off of your ever-so-broad shoulders.
To all the British who had been participating in …
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Chris, at Mele Cotte, says I make her smile!
That makes me smile!
Thank you, thank you!
When she so kindly gave me this lovely award I thought I must write something special, to prove my worth, as it were.
Naturally, my mind went completely blank.
Then I read this post on Jaden's Steamy Kitchen…
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Nobody eats parsley!
That’s the punchline to an old, somewhat naughty, joke.
At the time I was telling that joke, back when I was self-appointed queen of the dirty joke, the statement was true. Every plate in every restaurant (in the entire universe) was sent out of the kitchen with a little sprig of curly parsley. …
A few years ago our insurance carrier offered complete physical exams and a health assessment at a special, and very good rate. As our carrier at the time was BUPA, this meant that we would have to go to London to take advantage. A hardship, yes, but one we were willing to suffer!
As part of …