First, the good news….
We’ve had sunshine for three days in a row.
Another week of this and the mud may be gone from our front garden!
We could have clean dogs again!!!!
Well… There’s always hope.
And, in the meantime, there’s pasta.
Pasta with Sausage, Cabbage and Sage
Total time: 30 minutes
- 10oz (300gr) sausages
1 medium onion,
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I love the names of traditional Italian dishes.
I know, as a food blogger, I should have called this dish: Braised Veal Scallops with Mushrooms and Tomatoes.
Drowned Veal just sounds so much more interesting, don’t you think?
Drunken Pork is on the next page…. Both are from ‘Tuscany, The Beautiful, Cookbook’.
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Do you use a Béchamel sauce when you make lasagne?
Back in my younger days, when I lived in the US, I made lasagne with ground beef, cottage cheese and tomato sauce.
Well, that and onions, garlic, oregano, and a sprinkling of Parmesan (from the green can).
But I never used Béchamel.
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I have done lots of slow-cooked beef dishes with red wine.
This is with white wine.
It’s based on a French recipe from the Alsace region and calls for Riesling or Sylvaner.
Beef cooked in red wine has a hearty, wine-y flavor. This was a bit lighter and the wine taste was much less intense.
Beef Stewed in White
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Hot and spicy can be difficult terms when it comes to describing food.
Or, at least, they seem to be for me.
I recently had a conversation during which I said I didn’t eat ‘hot’ food.
The conclusion was that I preferred my food to be lukewarm or cool in temperature.
That would be incorrect.
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One of the results of eating with the seasons is, sometimes, one feels like one is stuck on the same page.
I had a bumper crop of acorn squash this year, and very few butternut squash.
As the acorn only have about half the storage life as the butternut, we’re eating those first.
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I finally pulled my tomato plants up this week. They hadn’t really been producing many tomatoes, and the ones I picked were not very flavorful.
It was time.
About a month ago I had my last big crop.
It was big, the tomatoes had lots of flavor, but they weren’t very pretty.
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