We had some friends join us for dinner last night. I made a tagine similar to this one: Lamb and Artichoke Bottom Tagine.
I wanted an easy, vegetable first course that could spend some time in the oven while I relaxed.
And since I’m fond of alliteration I decided to serve a timbale with the tagine.
This is another … Continue reading.....
This was the first dish I made when I started learning about the foods of Morocco.
It’s still one of our favorites.
I find it interesting that almost every cuisine that uses a bit of spice and lots of tomatoes has a dish that combines the two with eggs: Mexico’s huevos rancheros, Basque eggs piperade,…
We love them all – … Continue reading.....
I can’t buy ground veal or ground turkey or ground chicken here… And rarely see ground pork.
Bulk sausage, yes, but not just ground pork.
In Andorra I could find all of the above, as I’m sure you all can in the US.
But not here. (Although current news shows are talking rather a lot about ground horse – more … Continue reading.....
I got a present in the post the other day!
I love getting presents….
Especially unexpected presents.
Well, this wasn’t totally unexpected. The nice people from Ariosto sent me a message on Facebook and asked if I wanted to try their herb and spice mixes.
Of course I said yes – if they would send them to France.
Well, it … Continue reading.....
I'm trying to tidy my desktops – both the one that sits on my computer and the one that my computer sits on.
Never an easy task.
The puppies have been taking all of my time lately, and things have rather piled up.
The vet cleared Bonnie for serious play this morning and I can now throw them outside without … Continue reading.....
Life goes on – and so does the work.
Or, maybe, life goes on because of the work.
Mon mari is still working on the ceiling….
And complaining vociferously about his decision to keep the beams exposed…. Something about all the little cuts and angles to make it fit together. (Wimp)
And, of course, there are all the angles on … Continue reading.....
It’s so much more fun to do an update when I have new walls or tiled floors to show, but, alas, at some point in time the boring ‘crap’ work has to get done, too.
During his non-lifting phase this summer / fall mon mari got all (or almost all) the little tasks done… the ones that get put off … Continue reading.....
“C called this morning and wanted to know how to cook bacon. I told her to boil it…. in a big pot, like spaghetti.”
The kid can have a wicked sense of humor.
But his friend really didn’t have a clue how to cook something as simple as bacon!
I love to eat ergo I love to cook.… Continue reading.....