La Cuisine (The Kitchen)Category
Adventures in franco-american cuisine. This category has all the recipes (plus some descriptions of things I tasted but didn’t make myself- that can kind of leave you hangin’). Lots of actual recipes here though.
Did you know that cake is a word in French? And that it always denotes something salty? There are endless possibilities for cakes. There are olive cakes, smoked salmon cakes, chicken cakes, savory cakes with chunks of potatoes and carrots. But one of my favorites is lardon cake. Yes, yes there’s that word again. Seriously … Continue Reading
I was so depressed this week from gray cold, sick kids, destructive puppies, husband away, I couldn’t even write another blog post after my memoire chapter. I also felt a little vulnerable, you know, and one would hope it would hinder me from exposing myself so publicly in the future, but no – this Monday … Continue Reading
You know, there have been cupcakes lately. Cupcakes at the baby shower for Gilda (my friend back there in the armchair by the window) who got completely spoiled (deservedly so) in a shower which we had so much fun decorating for Guess what she’s having? And then we had cupcakes at Sugar Daze You know, … Continue Reading
When we lived in Hargeisa, Somaliland, we used to make two batches of – what we called – Somali tea. One was for us, and the second was for all the local workers who liked it about twice as sweet. Of course this tea was what you all know as “chai tea.” But for us … Continue Reading
Have I ever showed you our outhouse? Thank goodness we now have a very different usage for it. I dragged myself outside on this gorgeous day to reluctantly deal with the carrots before the first frost comes. I don’t like growing carrots because you have to thin them out when they are tiny sprigs, and … Continue Reading
I was astonished at the tolerant and loving reaction to my last post – that, although you don’t agree with me on what many of you find to be an ignorant and archaic belief, you still accept me. I should have known that about you. For those who had the grace to tell me in … Continue Reading