Shrimp & White Bean Salad; red rose

Shrimp, White Bean Salad

We’re eating more beans these days, thanks to my Instant Pot. They are so easy to make and taste so much better that I have been making some almost every week. It’s been especially nice during the spring months when I normally have to buy vegetables. Starting this week we’ll be eating vegetables from the … Continue reading…

Shrimp, White Bean Salad

Easy Savory Beans; lost

Savory Beans

During lock-down mon mari was very happy to switch from fresh fruit to canned fruit. I like canned peaches, and even used to can my own peaches, but for the rest I range from ambivalent to dislike. He, on the other hand, loves all of the different ‘fruit cocktails’ (there are 3) as well as … Continue reading…

Savory Beans

Sausage, Tomato, & White Bean Pasta

White Bean & Sausage Pasta

This is my idea of comfort food. Mac & Cheese, according to the foodies on Facebook, is the perfect comfort food for most in the U.S….. It’s good, but a bit bland. This is also my idea of the perfect breakfast. Sadly, a long time ago, in a place far, far away I promised mon … Continue reading…

White Bean & Sausage Pasta

Pantry Pasta Salad; another heat wave

Pantry Pasta Salad

I love pasta salads. Every summer I promise myself that I will make lots of pasta salads. Every summer I fail to keep my promise. I’m either making too many Plum Clafoutis or indulging in my favorite Double Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread and don’t want the extra calories or it’s too hot and I don’t … Continue reading…

Pantry Pasta Salad

Avocado and White Bean Salad; summer and the Félibrée

July. When we lived in the US that meant evening gin & tonic cruises on the lake, weekend picnics, and late-night swims. Here it means unexpected storms that come barreling through with high winds, drenching rains and manage to do lots of damage in about 10 minutes. We lost power late yesterday afternoon. It was … Continue reading…