Did I mention that we’re going to Italy?
I mean, really…. We can drive to Italy (and Spain and Germany and Slovenia and Austria and….) We ought to go more often.
We decided we should go more often. It’s a long drive but there’s lots … 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.....
Aren’t these pretty?
These are heirloom ‘climbing beans’ called Selma Zebra.
I love green beans that aren’t green.
They’re so much easier to find among all the green leaves.
If someone could come up with bright red or orange beans it would be even nicer.… Continue reading.....
I haven’t done a chard post in a bit….
I’m guessing it’s been about 9 months since I picked the last of it.
It’s been slow to start this yeas (as has everything else), but it’s finally getting big enough to pick.
Could it be … Continue reading.....
While I’m waiting for my lettuce and spinach to get large enough to pick we have to be happy with other types of salad.
Fortunately, we were more than happy with this one.
One of the best finds since we’ve moved here is quick-cooking barley. … Continue reading.....
This is a salad that is full of flavors, keeps well, is low in fat and high in nutrition.
And it's a hit with everyone that tries it.
What more can one ask for?
I normally have this as a side with grilled meat or … Continue reading.....
We all know I love barley.
And that I'm rather fond of Caprese Salad.
Well, why not?
Barley with Tomatoes and Mozzarella
1/2 cup quick-cooking barley
1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup mozzarella balls, cut in half
2 tbs … Continue reading.....
In honor of Canada Day today and Independence Day on Monday I'm re-posting my absolutley favorite, picnic-perfect, hands-down best ever pasta salad.
Long, long ago in a place far, far away I made a pasta salad for our family reunion.
This was an annual event … Continue reading.....