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 … Continue reading.....
When we lived in MN we used to go to a popular restaurant on the lake we lived on.
In the summer we went by boat, which was a great way to end the day.
Sorry, lost in the memories there for a moment….
Their … Continue reading.....
This is not my mother’s Tuna Salad.
She would have never put tomatoes in it. Both the pepper and celery would have been minced and even then only a small amount.
She might have been adventurous and added the olives but certainly not the white … Continue reading.....
Salad season has started.
I planted 24 lettuce sets earlier this spring to give us a head start while waiting for the lettuce seeds to grow.
All but 4 died / were killed immediately. The same thing happened last year, so I wasn’t … Continue reading.....
We still have spinach….
I pulled one row out the other day.
I made a salad with some and soup for winter with the rest. It was bolting in the heat.
Spinach and white beans with a light vinaigrette and topped with crispy shallots makes … Continue reading.....
One more green bean recipe.
The plants are having a last hurrah at the moment but I won’t be here to enjoy it.
This is similar to the one I made a few weeks ago except for one key ingredient change: sage rather than basil.… Continue reading.....
Some foods simply belong together.
Hamburgers and French Fries.
Fish and Chips.
Pot Roast and Potatoes.
Tomatoes and Basil.
For me Roast Lamb needs Lentils and Confit of Duck….
Maybe it’s the Cassoulet connection, but I couldn’t think of anything more fitting with the Roast … Continue reading.....
I love risotto.
Since the first time I had it in Venice I have been smitten.
That year, for Christmas, mon mari gave me a cookbook: ‘Risotto’.
A simple title for a simple book… Just recipes for classic Italian risotto.
Nothing fancy, nothing creative … Continue reading.....
My chard did very well during the beginning of summer – so well, in fact that, by the beginning of August, it was a bit out of control.
I cut it all back.
It stopped growing.
It certainly could have been that it didn’t like … Continue reading.....
We had a good run of lettuce this season. I still have a row of romaine left…. Maybe for another few days.
All the cool rainy weather was good for the lettuce.
Now it’s sunny and hot…. Bad for the lettuce but good for the … Continue reading.....