Creamy Cabbage Salad; Summer Side Salads

Summer is all about salads. Big salads, small salads; pasta salads, barley salads and green salads. There is a plethora of main course salads around, on and off the internet.  I’ve posted my share, and there will be more to come. For the most part, main course salads are meant to be made just before … Continue reading…

Tuna Barley Salad; the Weekly Menu Plan

Who doesn't like whipped cream? Or potatoes? As it turns out, two members of our extended family don't. There's also one that doesn't like truffles (the fungi, not the chocolate), one that can't abide rutabagas and one that thinks life can go on quite nicely without Dijon mustard. Then, of course, there's yours truly, the … Continue reading…

Salade Niçoise; canned tuna, Weekly Menu Plan

Salad season is in full swing.  We can’t keep up with eating all that’s in the garden and the neighbors are starting to duck and run when they see me. But there are so many salads left to eat – and this is one of our favorites. I think canned tuna is no longer considered … Continue reading…

Salad Dressings: A Primer; or Eat Real, part deux

The Spanish way of dressing a salad is to drizzle a bit of oil and vinegar over the top of your own salad just before eating.  The salads are brought to the table naked. The French way of dressing a salad is to put a dab of Dijon mustard in the bottom of a salad … Continue reading…

Caesar Salad; The Weekly Menu

Mon mari is back home; his check-up was fine but, as usual he was in too long. They told him yesterday morning he could go home after lunch.  By the time I got there he was sitting on the curb with his suitcase….. Afraid if he didn’t get out quickly they’d think of a reason … Continue reading…

German Summer Salad; Trap Shooting with live pigeons; Weekly Menu

My last post, about walking in the mountains in Andorra, brought back a lot of memories about that small Principality. Andorra has been an independent country since 917 (I think that’s the right date), well over 1,000 years. They are independent, not only in politics, but in mindset. The Andorrans march to their own drummer. … Continue reading…