I've always thought of Panzanella as a traditional Italian salad, relying heavily on tomatoes, good bread, and herbs. It's not something I make often (I should), but have made before. I'm guessing that it's because eating less bread tends to outweigh avoiding food waste - I probably need to check my priorities and timing. For … Continue reading CtBF – Tomato & Peach Panzanella
So far, pretty much so good, here. It's been a cool, windy, rainy spring. By Mid-May our overnight temperatures are supposed to not dip below 55, so safe to plant (per my Dad). That still hasn't happened, but plant away, I have! These are actually pictures from a week or two ago when I was … Continue reading Garden Update
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!
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
This month in the Cottage Cooking Club, we had another wonderful selection of recipes to make and enjoy, all out of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's lovely cookbook - River Cottage VEG. I committed to three, but then, well, I still had other meals to cook, so I ended up making a few more... I wanted to be … Continue reading CCC – Cottage Cooking Club, July Edition
I thought that with my busy June schedule, I'd pick recipes that were related somehow. With a common thread connecting them. I do that all the time with dinner parties and celebratory feasts - if there's something that provides a degree or two of separation to other items on the menu, then you can be … Continue reading CCC – It’s June! tomatoes, potatoes, eggs and herbs