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 … 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 … Continue reading.....
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.… 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 … 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 … 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 … 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.....
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 … Continue reading.....
The work has moved to the back of the house. The upstairs windows still need to be done, as well as the kitchen window (on the left).
The windows in the cellar don’t actually have glass in them, just shutters.
There are shutters and another … Continue reading.....
It's a favorite topic this time of year.
With the coming of the new year come all the resolutions.
To save you all a lot of unnecessary frustration regarding which diet to try, let me tell you about the only one that actually works.… Continue reading.....