My mother grew up on a farm.
Vegetables in summer were whatever was picked in the garden. Vegetables in winter were whatever had been ‘put-up’ during the summer or was in the root cellar.
When I was young we lived in town. My mother had … 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.....
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.....
This was the last hurrah from the garden.
Well, I still have a lot of butternut and spaghetti squashes in the cave, but this was the last (or one of the last) pickings of chard. It is now becoming compost for next year. I hope.… 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.....
Did I mention that mon mari bought a new gas grill?
It was time……
Our old one needed new lava rocks last year.
Gas grills no longer use lava rocks – or at least they don’t here.
So we ordered lava rocks from Amazon.de (Germany) … Continue reading.....
That lovely Venison Roast that I did in the slow cooker resulted in some lovely venison leftovers.
There were also leftover mushrooms and carrots.
A risotto seemed to be the logical solution…. a hearty, red wine risotto.
I tossed in a little fresh spinach at … Continue reading.....
This risotto gives me a great reason to buy salami, which I dearly love, but rarely have in the house.
It’s far too moor-ish to have in the fridge on a regular basis. Both mon mari and I would be sneaking it for impromptu snacks … Continue reading.....