I originally did this with a tiny pasta called Frog’s Eyes (Acini di’Pepe), but I can’t get it here so I’ve substituted Israeli couscous which looks, acts and tastes like the ancini.
But who am I to argue with packaging?
You could use ground beef or turkey but we like sausages. Back in the U.S. I would have used Italian …
Now that the weather is cool the chard is coming back.
Some of the tomatoes are struggling to ripen but the Roma’s are thriving.
Also, now that the weather is cool, I’m willing to use my oven again.
As I can’t abide having anything go to waste we are eating a lot of tomato – chard soup for lunch.
Month 6 of the
Secret Recipe Club.
This month I had a brief meander down memory lane at
La Cocina de Leslie.
It was like being back in Andorra!
Not that she lives in Andorra….. Or even on this side of the pond.
is an expat, living in Mexico, and her recipes are in English and … Continue reading.....
This is the last recipe from my French courgette (zucchini) collection.
As with the others, it was incredibly simple, just using the best, fresh ingredients of summer.
Of course, I modified it just a bit….
I left out the aubergine (eggplant) and added mozzarella.
What can I say… we like cheese.
Tian de Courgette
Total time: 50 minutes
The freezer is stuffed with tomatoes, soups, jams and vegetables.
My counter-top is filled with more squash and tomatoes.
The chard is growing fast and furiously.
I’ve combined them all in every way I can think of.
Now I’m working on the repeats…..
This was simple – slice and bake.
I used a yellow summer squash, 1 large yellow and …
When I first planted chard I planted Rainbow Chard…. Lots of different colors of stems and leaves.
I got the seeds in the U.S.
The next year I saw the seeds here in France. The packet was listed as an ‘ornamental’ and I got enough seeds for a 3 foot row.
The following year I ordered seeds from on online …
We actually got back Sunday evening.
Monday I watered the vegetable and herb gardens, did the weekly shopping, did a lot of laundry (it was very hot) picked 4 days worth of tomatoes and zucchini, went through 350 emails, picked 3 kilos of little purple plums (the size of cherries) and turned them into 4.5 kilos of plum …
Caprese means ‘in the style of Capri’.
The word normally refers to the famous Caprese Salad of ripe tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala, and fresh basil leaves.
I’m pretty sure burgers are not common food in Capri, but I’m taking poetic license in naming my burgers.
am using all the correct ingredients…. I just added a bit of beef.