The other day I had my first slow cooker failure.
It should have been simple.
It was soup.
How can one screw up soup?
Apparently with ease.
It was a simple premise: we were going out for lunch which I knew would be long and a lot of food. I decided soup would be perfect for dinner that night and …
They say that with age comes wisdom.
I’m not sure if it’s wisdom or simply acceptance.
I have learned that when I’m a bit ‘under the weather’ I cease caring about anything.
I have come to understand that if I cease caring, chances are I’m sick but just don’t know it yet.
The wisdom part, or acceptance part, is not …
I am such a bad blogger.
I have a habit of reading other food blogs (that’s a good thing), finding recipes I like (also a good thing), forgetting where I saw the recipe (that’s a bad thing) and deciding to make it anyway as best I can from memory.
A good blogger would remember the original poster / creator of …
Quickly browned, then simmered in white wine and stock, flavored with bay and paprika, these pork chops are fork tender and full of flavor.
Hungarian-Style Pork Chops
TTotal time: 40 minutes
2 – 4 pork chops, depending on size, 12oz total, 350gr, (more if bone-in)
4 tsp olive oil 2 – 3 tsp paprika depending on how spicy you
I usually bake salmon in the winter;
mon mari cooks it on the grill in summer.
I never poach it, although that’s a traditional method for cooking salmon.
Mon mari doesn’t like the idea of poaching.
He doesn’t like the idea of ‘boiling’ food.
We struggle with soups, stews and braises….
The ‘oven poaching’ was a compromise.
Oven Poached Salmon
My mother did not make ‘pasta’.
She made Creamettes or noodles.
She didn’t make ‘skillet dinners’ or ‘stir-fries’ or even ‘casseroles’.
She made hot dishes.
She would have loved this.
Think of it as comfort food without all the calories.
Noodles with Beef and Savoy Cabbage
Total time: 30 minutes
12oz (360gr) ground beef (mince) 1 medium onion, chopped
I originally made this gratin with spinach – frozen spinach, actually. I always keep a bag of frozen spinach in the freezer and this is a perfect quick vegetable dish when the fridge is empty.
Then I branched out… and discovered it works with any vegetable. Or, at least it works with all the ones I’ve tried.
Especially other dark …
We love scallops but don’t have them often. They’re a wee bit expensive.
But, as they are also a wee bit rich, one doesn’t need a lot of them for a satisfying dish.
The avocado sauce would work well with grilled shrimp or fish as well.
Or pasta or burgers or….
For the other half of the avocado, simply put … Continue reading.....