Grilled Pork Chops with Spinach and Cannellini Salad

Spinach and cannellini (white kidney beans) are one of our favorite salad combinations. Serve with marinated, grilled  or broiled pork chops for a simple spring salad, full of heart-healthy foods.  Chicken thighs or breasts would work equally well. After the recipe – my attempt to master social media. Grilled Pork Chops with Spinach and Cannellini Salad  … Continue reading…

Roast Leg of Lamb, 4 ways

But first….. Those who know me and / or read this blog know I hate to clean. I discovered the most marvelous cleaning tool today:  mon mari’s air compressor. I’ve used it often in the past to blow out our computers. When you live with two large, active puppies it becomes necessary to take the … Continue reading…

Pan-Fried Salmon with Warm White Bean Salad; project from hell

The 10 minute project from hell: It was simple.   We decided to get some lightweight draperies for the living room windows to give a bit of protection to the furniture / room from the sun.  I hate having the shutters closed all the time, especially in winter when the light is so fleeting anyway. … Continue reading…

White Bean and White Tomato Soup; the update

Summer vacation is over. Work has returned to the inside of the house. First on the list is to finish the ceiling in the hall.  We have a ceiling fan that we want installed before winter.  It doesn’t seem right that the warmest place in the house is the ceiling. We thought it would be … Continue reading…

Salad with White Beans and Tuna

I am pleased to announce that I was invited to be a Guest Blogger by Susan, of The Well-Seasoned Cook to help celebrate My Legume Love Affair – Kicking Off Year 4. You’ll find the recipe for this yummy salad, and the rest of my post, on The Well-Seasoned Cook – as well as a … Continue reading…

Avocado and White Bean Salad; Another foray into French health Care

Avocado and White Bean Salad The differences in health care systems is a hot topic, rife with misinformation. When mon mari was in hospital last summer (see side bar – French Medicine) I had as many people say: ‘Thankfully, he’s in France’ as asked: ‘Will he get adequate care in France?’  (For those who don’t … Continue reading…