We’ve been enjoying real, thick, rare steak from the grill this summer – thanks to discovering a butcher that ages his beef and cuts it to order.
A good steak is probably the only thing I’ve missed since moving to France.
We never thought about beef in Ireland because the lamb was so good.
In Andorra we had aged country, …
I know, I know….. I finished grilling season a month ago…..
But we’ve had some lovely weather and
mon mari had this whole bag of charcoal and these steaks looked really good.
What can I say…. I succumbed to the moment.
I will have to admit that
mon mari, while very happy that he got to play with fire … Continue reading..... She was young, she was pure, she was new, she was nice, She was fair, she was sweet seventeen. He was old, he was vile and no stranger to vice, He was base, he was bad, he was mean….. “Have some Madeira, m’Dear! You really have nothing to fear.
Thus starts the song, circa 1959, made famous by Flanders and …
Continue reading..... While I take a break visiting family, step back with me in time to 3 years ago, when we were homeless, to the beginning of this project…. And all of our frustrations:
I thought I would share some snippets of our temporary life in
Here is my clothes washing machine:
It’s a top loader, like many in the …
First the news: The puppies got in the car today! (Story on Tuesday.)
Did you know we lived on an archaeological site?
We didn't either, initially.
Oh we had the usual finds of rusty scissors, old tubes of toothpaste, and bits of teacups in the garden after every heavy rain.
Hoeing was always interesting – everything from old cigarette …
A long time ago, in a place far, far away, I was married for a very short time.
My first inkling that the union was doomed was when we had a fight about me putting rice in the meatballs (known as Porcupine Balls – very good, actually, I should make them sometime).
It seems he didn't like rice.
It seems …
Continue reading..... Filet Mignon with Shallot and Red Wine Reduction
Revelation number 1:
French butchers go through string as fast as French bureaucrats go through paper.
It has long been accepted, at least by those of us who carry around thick folders stuffed full of numerous copies of document wherever we go, (aka: non-EU French residents) that the French are masters of …