As my longtime readers know I buy whole pork loins and cut my own ‘boneless chops’.
The pork loins that I buy are, in typical French fashion, perfect: long, round and tied securely.
Three fourths of the loin gives my equally perfect ‘chops’. The remaining … Continue reading.....
This is it…. The last salad of the season.
We’ve had a good crop of lettuces this year and have been eating salads almost non-stop for over a month. But all things must end and this is the end of our salads.
To be honest … Continue reading.....
This is a ‘composed’ salad, rather than a ‘tossed’ salad.
The ingredients are arranged (artfully) on a bed of lettuce, and the dressing is drizzled over the top. As in most salads, it’s very flexible, ingredients can be added or subtracted to suit taste and … Continue reading.....
This is a simple salad.
I decided to post it because, sometimes, we forget about simple foods.
If you want it fancy – add more ingredients. Asparagus would be a good addition.
If you want it more substantial (for lunch) add tuna or sliced chicken.… Continue reading.....
Another spring risotto.
Spring is that time of year when we go from barbecued chicken to risotto to grilled burgers to beef stew.
One could say we cook with the seasons.
One could also say we cook with the weather.
We have high hopes that … Continue reading.....
One of the things I love about Grand Frais is the fresh, cleaned shrimp.
Admittedly, they’re fully cooked and, normally I prefer raw…. especially if I, I mean, mon mari
is cooking them on the gill.
But for a simple salad on a warm evening, … Continue reading.....
This is mon mari’s favorite time of year.
It’s the ‘A’ season.
All of his favorite A vegetables are hitting the markets in abundance: artichokes, asparagus and avocados.
Asparagus, pathetic, wilted, expensive asparagus, is available occasionally throughout the year from such local areas as … Continue reading.....
Grilled roasted peppers and onions, chicken with a barbecue flavor and a ‘French’ dressing for the salad.
All the best things of summer, cooked outdoors…. mon mari is in heaven.
I believe I mentioned that we are eating salads for every meal at the moment…..… Continue reading.....