Usually I use part yogurt and part milk for the filling in a quiche.
Someone, who shall remain nameless, did not replenish the Greek yogurt supply….
I used all milk.
I have no idea if it was the milk, the tomatoes, or just the will of the kitchen gods, but I have never had a quiche rise as high as … Continue reading.....
Something a bit different for early summer.
I don’t have tomatoes in my garden yet, so these are a bit lacking in flavor.
Rather than use a mild mozzarella I decided on a tangy aged goat cheese, breaded and warmed in the oven.
We were pleased….
Zucchini, Tomato and Goat Cheese Stacks
Total time: 30 minutes
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A week ago we were debating on lighting a fire.
Three days ago summer arrived and we opened all the doors and windows to let the warm air in and the cool air out.
Today I was ready to close the shutters against the heat.
Summer has arrived.
Now that summer is here I want summer foods
Unfortunately, the potager … Continue reading.....
Two weeks of cold and rain has not done wonders for my garden.
It seems that compromise is not in the weather picture this year.
On Wednesday I had a garden full of green tomatoes, just waiting for the sun to ripen.
On Thursday they gave up, the plants turned brown and the tomatoes are turning ugly.
As to the … Continue reading.....
There’s a big holiday coming up in the US – the ultimate summer picnic / party day.
The 4th of July is Wednesday, aka: Independence Day.
We have a similar one here – 14 juillet, aka: Bastille Day.
The two holidays have many things in common, not the least of which is big picnics, large family gatherings, fireworks and lots … Continue reading.....
Rumor has it that there’s a Big Game this weekend.
To be honest, I had to Google ‘Super Bowl’ to be sure.
It doesn’t have much of a following here.
It is broadcast here, live on some channels, but it starts after midnight, on a Sunday night. You can see why parties aren’t really big.
We don’t watch it.
We … 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, I'm capable of relaxing, enjoying a leisurely lunch, going for long strolls on sunny beaches…. … Continue reading.....
First, let me just say that there was a nettle in my garden today.
We’ve had nettles in the woods, but never in my garden.
With all the rain we’ve had the past two weeks, the weeds along the fence have gotten rather high. I decided it was time to tidy up.
I’d made my way around the entire garden … Continue reading.....