Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Pizza; and a “true confession”

Go directly to recipe Warning:  Embarrassing personal moment disclosed ahead.  For readers under 18 and others of a sensitive nature, please scroll down to the Pizza. To set the scene:  Mon mari is one of those guys that is very handy around the house and is usually found somewhere fixing something.  The other day he … Continue reading…

Salads and Cabbage: It’s not just for Cole Slaw!

Weekend Herb Blogging is back home this week,  with the founder, Kalyn of Kayln’s Kitchen.  We can write about herbs  or all things vegetal – I think that even includes the mundane, the boring, the underdog, the, dare I say it, cabbage.  How plebeian!  Well, here goes… Salads!  The definitive summer food! When I was … Continue reading…

Flaming Duck Breast

Living in the land of foie gras we have duck breast readily available (they have to do something with the rest of the duck, after all!). We prefer it to steak (beef) and eat it medium rare.  It has about 1/3 inch of fat on one side which delights the pyromaniac in mon mari – … Continue reading…

Summer Salads: The Lettuce is Coming

Go directly to recipe This Weekend Herb Blogging is back home where it all started: with Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen. It's salad season, finally!  We don't eat salads all winter, but, come the spring…. I don't buy lettuce.  We eat seasonally and if it's not in season we don't (or at least rarely) eat it.  … Continue reading…

Persillade – the stuff that makes escargots sooo good!

Weekend Herb Blogging is back home this week – at Kalyn's Kitchen, blog home of our illustrious founder.  Check out her blog on Monday for the herbal recap or today (Friday) for some South Beach Diet finds.  My herb garden is starting to come back to life.  We had a day of sunshine last week, … Continue reading…

Spinach for Healthy Eyes – Popeye didn’t know it all!

This Weekend Herb Blogging is being hosted by The Chocolate Lady at In Mol Araan. Many of the herbs we blog about every week have long histories of use for health and healing.  This week I'm praising the qualities of the 'Herb of Persia', aka: spinach. We all know that spinach is good for us.  … Continue reading…