Long, long ago, in a place far, far away and in another life, mon mari was not leading a particularly healthy lifestyle.
He decided to correct that error.
He joined a health club and started working with a fitness trainer.
(Remember that I do not believe in any diet other than eating a wide variety of healthy foods in moderation. … Continue reading.....
I like mustard.
Well, to clarify, I like good mustard.
The yellow, ball-park mustard so popular in the US is okay on hot dogs but I wouldn’t bother with it for anything else. Nor would I have it on a hot dog if other mustard was available.
Fortunately, we live in a country that appreciates, and makes, good mustard…. Lots … Continue reading.....
Do we all become our parents?
Maybe not always in the big ways, but in the little ways?
I used to happily spend money on whatever latest gadget happened to be the current favorite.
My mother would look at it and say: ‘Why do you need that?’
Now I look at the gadget and ask myself the same question.
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This is another of those recipes with origins lost in time.
I’ve been making it for years, with a tweak here and there. The only consistent bits are tomatoes and lemon – and even that has changed from tomato sauce to whole, chopped tomatoes.
It’s just a few ingredients simmered together producing moist, tender pork chops. The lemon adds a … Continue reading.....
I have a confession to make….
All the times I have raved about Pesto Rosso, and we love Pesto Rosso, it’s been a store-bought Pesto Rosso.
Barilla to be exact.
When I did the Pesto Rosso Pizza one of my readers asked if I could post the recipe for the Pesto Rosso.
Pride dictates that I can’t just send … Continue reading.....
This is one of those dishes that turned out well even though I went at it all wrong.
I’ve been doing that lately. I blame it on the dogs, but more about that later….
I got the idea from Anneli at Delicieux and her Chard Panade.
As usual, I read the recipe, liked it, decided to make it and … Continue reading.....
I love it when the potager starts to come together!
I’m finally getting enough zucchini so we can eat all we want and still make soup for the freezer.
The slicing tomato plants are loaded, the tomatoes ripening at a good pace for eating, and the Romas are beautiful.
We eat them separately some days.
Some days we just toss … Continue reading.....
The problem, not that I’ve had time to ponder it a bit more, is that I haven’t been shopping lately.
I’m not referring to the shopping (groceries)…. I do the shopping every week.
I’m referring to shopping, as in retail therapy.
More on that later….
The zucchini, I mean.
Zucchini, Tomato and Mozzarella Layers
Total time: 15
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