Last post I had faux Thousand Island Dressing; this time it’s faux French Dressing
I have no idea what the history of French Dressing is but, trust me, no self-respecting French cook would ever put ketchup in their vinaigrette.
They don’t know what they’re missing.… Continue reading.....
I first had green garlic in the small mountain village of Huesca, above Somontano wine country in Spain. You can read the full account of our fabulous lunch in Huesca here. That was almost 10 years ago.
A few years later I saw it, for … Continue reading.....
I made this with the leftovers from the Roast Cornish Hens.
It was either going to be in the risotto or mon mari‘s lunch…..
Well, we both won.
The recipe uses one chicken breast.
Did I mention that I’m enjoying buying … Continue reading.....
I may have mentioned a few times that my mother was not a creative cook.
She loved baking but did not enjoy cooking. After she died I nabbed her recipes. Easily 80% of them were for desserts, pies, pastries, cake, cookies, candy and anything else … Continue reading.....
We’ve been having a summer vegetable shortage.
To be honest, I don’t find that surprising and I hadn’t even noticed since we’re still in the middle of winter.
I don’t ever buy summer vegetables; I grow them. If I did buy summer vegetables I would … Continue reading.....
Coq au Vin, Chicken Braised in Red Wine, is a French Classic.
Doing it in white wine, less so.
Doing it in a slow cooker is, well, shall we just say it’s something new.
When I first made it, braised as one should, I used … Continue reading.....
I’ve been liking my slow cooker so much that I bought another one!
My original slow cooker is 3 1/2 litres, which is what I used for this recipe. But, as I cook for two, it was too big if I just wanted to do … 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.....