When I lived in the U.S. I used to buy a tiny round pasta called Acini di’Pepe or Frog’s Eyes.
I can’t get that here.
I few years ago I started hearing about Israeli couscous.
I was clueless. I started looking for large couscous and … Continue reading.....
Last time we bought shrimp we got enough for two meals.
Mon mari, who hates all fish (or so he says) was willing to have shrimp twice in one week-end.
I, very willingly, agreed.
Our friend in Spain, who I introduced to risotto, always … Continue reading.....
Another modest success in my effort to be more creative with fish.
Fennel and tarragon are always a good pairing with salmon…
Wrap it all in phyllo and toss it in the oven – easy as well as delicious.
Even mon mari was pleased…
Grilling season is over.
Daylight saving time is over
Fuel is being delivered tomorrow.
We have a fire in the fireplace.
The mice have all moved in….
Summer is over.
To celebrate I made mon mari’s favorite: Fish!
Okay, he hates fish…. … Continue reading.....
I don’t use fennel as often as I should.
There’s no particular reason; it’s just one of those vegetables that I’ve never gotten in the habit of using.
Our friend in Spain is never without some in the fridge.
I regularly walk past it, not … Continue reading.....
There's a big holiday coming up in the US – the ultimate summer picnic / party day.
The 4th of July is Wednesday, aka: Independence Day.
We have a similar one here – 14 juillet, aka: Bastille Day.
The two holidays have many things in … Continue reading.....
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I will never forget the look on my son's face. We were in a lovely restaurant in Genoa, Italy. After he was through perusing the menu and had carefully given his order, the waiter looked him up and down and said … Continue reading.....