Our neighbor had to go to a wedding in Scotland. As they were going to be gone for a few weeks, the poor folks had to find a home for.some smoked salmon that wouldn’t keep.
Being a good neighbor, I volunteered.
It was what we … Continue reading.....
I rarely see fresh beets (beetroot) here.
It’s not a vegetable I really liked when I was younger, but I have always loved pickled beets.
What I remember most clearly about the first time I made pickled beets is the mess.
Red beets, the most … Continue reading.....
Did I mention that I had 20 of these baby pumpkins?
When one ‘cooks with the seasons’ one can get into a rut….
Asparagus in spring, zucchini in summer and pumpkins / winter squashes in fall.
When one has a garden and grows vegetables that … Continue reading.....
I ate my last tomato today.
Then I pulled up the rest of the plants in my potager and put the first layer of grass clippings on top – a winter blanket for the garden.
The only thing that recovered from the 2 weeks of … Continue reading.....
Aren’t they cute?
These little pumpkins are from seeds given to me by my friend from our conversation group. She said they are Jack Be Little.
The smallest is just 3 inches across and the largest is a whopping 4 inches.
They are just crying … Continue reading.....
I should say: Goat Cheese and Cherry Tomato Mini Pizzas with Pesto Rosso….
But that would be rather long.
This is the last of the ‘Pesto Rosso’ posts.
We’ve eaten it in other ways: on linguine, of course, on fried gnocchi, stuffed in zucchini, tossed … Continue reading.....
The other night, as I was preparing the usual summer melange of tomatoes. chard and white zucchini, and wondering what new and innovative idea I could come up with I decided to hell with it….
Sometimes, one can stare at the day’s pickings from the … Continue reading.....
I’ts soup time chez nous.
Everyday I go out to my potager and come back with a full basket of vegetables.
That’s the thing about kitchen gardens…. You wait and watch and water and wonder if you’ll ever get anything and all of a sudden … Continue reading.....