CtBF – Salmon burgers, and catching WAY up!

I've looked at this blog, and see posts from fellow bloggers, and it shows me just how far behind I've gotten. It's been a whirlwind of a few years, with little time for anything beyond the absolutely necessary. With what little time was available, making choices about exactly what to do left me leaving things … Continue reading CtBF – Salmon burgers, and catching WAY up!

CCC – March Recipes (lentils, potatoes and another “spouffle”)

This month with the Cottage Cooking Club offered up some great recipes, none of the dishes I chose were completely new to me, but it still made for a great array of recipes. As I've mentioned many times on this blog, I have grown to love the French green lentils (Puy). They are pretty, retain their … Continue reading CCC – March Recipes (lentils, potatoes and another “spouffle”)

CCC -a ragout, a toastie, and a gratin

This month's Cottage Cooking Club selections included quite a few yummy-sounding dishes. I have to say, I'm a bit proud of myself, since I committed to two, but made three. And I'm so happy I did! Just as I am getting settled in to my house in Sedona, it's the time of year when work starts ramping … Continue reading CCC -a ragout, a toastie, and a gratin

CCC – January re-set

The latter part of December was surprisingly stressful, so while 2015 was ok, I was ready for a new year. That also meant that I would be trying to re-set and get back to my blog, as well as cooking along with my friends in the Cottage Cooking Club. We have been cooking through Hugh … Continue reading CCC – January re-set

CCC – September – a month of make-ups and re-visits!

This month for the Cottage Cooking Club, we had another "make-up" or even "revisit" month. I ended up doing a little of both. To start, I was so inspired by my fellow club members who raved about last month's Summer garden lentils niçoise, that I decided I just had to make it. Well, I did. And it … Continue reading CCC – September – a month of make-ups and re-visits!

CCC – Thai Tomatoes in August

This month for the Cottage Cooking Club I made Tomatoes with Thai Dressing - I love Thai flavors, and I also love tomatoes - and fortunately had plenty from the garden. Like many of the "raw assembly" recipes, this was simple to put together - designed to highlight the flavor of the tomatoes, while adding … Continue reading CCC – Thai Tomatoes in August

CCC – The May Recipes: Salad and Spouffle

This has been a month of reflection for another group I cook with, and Zosia's idea of April/May being "transitional" is one that resonates - on many different levels. Certainly, the seasons are changing (or are supposed to be!), but graduations, beginnings, and endings are all happening around us. This marks the first month of … Continue reading CCC – The May Recipes: Salad and Spouffle

CCC – the April Recipes

As you can see, this is being posted in May. Really? I couldn't take the time to post on time? With only two recipes completed? Well, things do happen. The last couple of months have been super busy. Mainly with work, but also with family events, so I had to take a delay! Oh well!! In … Continue reading CCC – the April Recipes

CCC – March Madness

Andrea, our beloved Kitchen Lioness, has offered those of us who often find ourselves without enough time to do everything we want (that would include me!) an opportunity to play catch-up in March. A month offering a chance to make up one or more of the recipes we've missed during out 10-month foray cooking through … Continue reading CCC – March Madness

CCC – the delicious month of February

February in the Cottage Cooking Club brought one of my most-awaited recipes: Beet Soup! with horseradish cream! But it also brought a Cheesy Peasy Puff Turnover, and a Potato Rosti. The beet soup is simplicity itself. I decided that this time I would actually roast the beets per the recipe, though I often pick them … Continue reading CCC – the delicious month of February