Gas or Electric?
It was really, really close but gas hob with electric oven won by 18 votes.
Induction got 1 vote.
Electric trailed induction by a wide margin.
The reason I like best came from another expat living in France:
When the power goes out one can still eat – using the gas cook top (hob).
When you forget … Continue reading.....
Finally, it didn't rain; it wasn't cold; mon mari got to wield the tongs again.
It's Barbecue Season!
Grilled Glazed Lamb Chops
4 – 6 lamb chops
3 tbs sherry
2 tbs sherry wine vinegar
1 tbs honey
1 tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp dried rosemary
Mix all ingredients except chops in a small bowl. Put … Continue reading.....
The problem with not having mosquitoes is that without them, there is no compelling reason to have screen doors.
One still leaves the heavy, wooden doors open when the weather is nice but, without screen doors, the outside has a disconcerting habit of coming inside.
Last summer we had a snake in the pantry. Not a poisonous, little … Continue reading.....
Lemon Spinach and Chicken Salad
Long, long ago, in a place far, far away I was fit; in decent shape, as it were.
I did it the easy way.
I went to a spa, twice a year, and beat my body into submission.
My days at the spa went something like this:
5:30 2 mile walk
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The South Africans are after me!
Yes, not just one, but two, lovely ladies from South Africa have made the mistake of asking for more information about little, old me…..
African Vanielje from Vanielje Kitchen and Jeanne from CookSister have tagged me for a meme to divulge little known facts about moi!
They have no idea what they may have … Continue reading.....
Continuing on with catching up:
1. The Expatriate Chef tagged me with this "Memoir Meme". It is based on a bet Hemingway made that he could sum up his life in six words.
As it has always been a challenge for me to use fewer rather than more words, I accepted the challenge.
Ten words, was … Continue reading.....
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I'm a pack rat. I save things, in case I might need it some day. I like to have a full pantry and a full freezer. I don't like to throw things out.
It's not my fault, though. It's genetic. My father was a pack rat.
He loved working with wood in his spare time; building … Continue reading.....
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Gilli, from So So Simple Food, sent me a hilarious account of how some of us can be terribly busy all day long and end up with less done than we started with.
It reminds me of an old saying: "The Hurrier I go the Behinder I get!"
Part of it can be attributed to … Continue reading.....