When I lived in the U.S. I used to buy a tiny round pasta called Acini di’Pepe or Frog’s Eyes.
I can’t get that here.
I few years ago I started hearing about Israeli couscous.
I was clueless. I started looking for large couscous and … Continue reading.....
Traditional Stuffed Green Peppers are one of the more maligned dishes that grace the American table.
In many cases justifiably so.
I have seen Stuffed Green Peppers in cafeterias and diners that don’t even vaguely resemble anything that I would want to eat.
And … Continue reading.....
I originally did this with a tiny pasta called Frog’s Eyes (Acini di’Pepe), but I can’t get it here so I’ve substituted Israeli couscous which looks, acts and tastes like the ancini.
But who am I to argue with packaging?
You could use ground beef … Continue reading.....
Normally, if one participates in the Secret Recipe Club, one posts a recipe with the assigned group on a Monday.
There are 4 groups.
Some months have 5 Mondays (the audacity!).
The 5th Monday is given over to any who want to participate and … Continue reading.....
When I first made Stuffed Green Peppers I made them with ground beef and Minute Rice.
Over the years I have used brown rice, pasta or barley and ground veal, turkey or sausage.
Some had tomato sauce and cheese; some had water chestnuts and soy … Continue reading.....
It’s vegetable stuffing season.
Yes, I realize one can stuff any vegetable any time, but I do it in the fall.
We cook on the grill in the summer, make soups and stews and braises in the winter and stuff vegetables in the fall.
I … Continue reading.....
NOW are we ready for winter?
We get two kinds of wood for heating:
Regular logs that are split for use in the kitchen stove.
Trimmings from the local sawmill for use in the fireplace in the den.
The latter is a third of … Continue reading.....
One of the things I love most about France, and have the hardest time truly grasping, is the French ability to slow down and enjoy life.
I'm always in a hurry (I think it goes hand in glove with my unique time management skills).
Oh, … Continue reading.....
Stuffed Peppers, Italian Style
Links, in the blog world, are a lot like sex in the conservative world:
Everybody wants it.
Nobody talks about it.
I had an email this morning, requesting a link exchange.
I read it, smiled, condescendingly, to myself and ignored it.… Continue reading.....
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We played tourist yesterday. Some of you may think that living in France, or any country other than your native one, is a constant adventure: places to go; things to do; cities and sites to explore.
The first few months we … Continue reading.....