It’s time to clean out the vegetable freezer.
It’s almost empty now, anyway. I usually defrost it around the first of March and turn it off until June when I start making soup from the excess spinach.
By September it’s so full I couldn’t squeeze … Continue reading.....
I originally did this with a tiny pasta called Frog’s Eyes (Acini di’Pepe), but I can’t get it here so I’ve substituted Israeli couscous which looks, acts and tastes like the ancini.
But who am I to argue with packaging?
You could use ground beef … Continue reading.....
Now that the weather is cool the chard is coming back.
Some of the tomatoes are struggling to ripen but the Roma’s are thriving.
Also, now that the weather is cool, I’m willing to use my oven again.
As I can’t abide having anything go … Continue reading.....
Month 6 of the Secret Recipe Club.
This month I had a brief meander down memory lane at La Cocina de Leslie.
It was like being back in Andorra!
Not that she lives in Andorra….. Or even on this side of the pond.… Continue reading.....
This is the last recipe from my French courgette (zucchini) collection.
As with the others, it was incredibly simple, just using the best, fresh ingredients of summer.
Of course, I modified it just a bit….
I left out the aubergine (eggplant) and added mozzarella.
What … Continue reading.....
The freezer is stuffed with tomatoes, soups, jams and vegetables.
My counter-top is filled with more squash and tomatoes.
The chard is growing fast and furiously.
I’ve combined them all in every way I can think of.
Now I’m working on the repeats…..
This was … Continue reading.....
When I first planted chard I planted Rainbow Chard…. Lots of different colors of stems and leaves.
I got the seeds in the U.S.
The next year I saw the seeds here in France. The packet was listed as an ‘ornamental’ and I got enough … Continue reading.....
We actually got back Sunday evening.
Monday I watered the vegetable and herb gardens, did the weekly shopping, did a lot of laundry (it was very hot) picked 4 days worth of tomatoes and zucchini, went through 350 emails, picked 3 kilos of … Continue reading.....