Did I mention I was getting creative with pumpkin?
They’re so big…..
They don’t look that big until I cut into them, They are almost solid flesh, The center cavity is only 3 of 4 inches across so a ten pound pumpkin produces a lot … Continue reading.....
The acorn squash are coming to an end and I’m starting to get creative with the last few.
This as much a guide / idea as an actual recipe. Little puff pastry tarts can be topped with anything and make a great first course.
Make … Continue reading.....
Puff pastry makes wonderful ‘tarts’.
The asparagus and green garlic are blanched quickly first. Then it’s just assemble and bake, for an easy but impressive first course.
Asparagus and Green Garlic Tarts
Total time: 25 minutes
- 6 slim asparagus spears, roll cut into small
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I had an extra leek in the house (didn’t need it for the lasagne) and I had one, last, small acorn squash left.
A little tart seemed like just the thing.
You do remember I’m rather fond of Small Plates.…
Warning: serious and / or thought-provoking post to follow. Read at your own risk.
A few weeks ago I saw a great recipe, somewhere, on a blog, that I, of course, bookmarked….
Or so I thought.
It was strudel-like, made with acorn squash, … Continue reading.....
A year ago we were getting ready to leave for our reunion in Italy.
While we were in Italy, I bought some truffles.
When we got home, I put them in my pantry and admired them often.
It was time to use them (Ya … Continue reading.....
One doesn't normally think of cherry tomatoes as a spring vegetable, but they always appear right along with the asparagus and green garlic…. Before their bigger cousins are ready.
French elections – after the recipe
Purchased puff pastry makes these little tarts a snap.
Other … Continue reading.....
Did you hear cursing this past week?
Mon mari was plumbing.
He hates plumbing.
According to him, he has enough plumbing parts to start his own store.
According to him, if he needs a specific part to finish the job he never has that exact … Continue reading.....
This is not going to turn into a puppy blog.
After this I will restrain myself to the occasional puppy-update… Say. once a month (or so).
But I couldn't resist this shot.
Guapa – sleeping with total puppy abandon.
She didn't even move … Continue reading.....
Do you eat asparagus with your fingers?
Or with a knife and fork?
One properly eats it with one's fingers, according to the etiquette guidelines.
Except, of course, if it's dripping with butter or sauce that would make a proper mess. Then you may use … Continue reading.....