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Bread Baking Babes do Breakfast: English Muffins

Bread Baking Babes do Breakfast: English Muffins

Bread Baking Babes do Breakfast with easy, no knead, make ahead English Muffins

Swineherd's Pie

Swineherd's Pie

As I was looking through my handy food guide for the posts on Styles and Sauces recently, I wasted spent a bit of time looking at British foods. The best thing (in my opinion) about British cuisine is the names…. Well, maybe the second best…. The Brit’s make some of the best, ooey-gooey desserts in ... Continue reading...

Christmas Hampers

Christmas Hampers

When our vagabond odyssey started, all those many years ago, we first moved to Ireland (Eire). We arrived in September. Being American, we were immediately fascinated by Irish television…. which, as it turned out, was mainly British television (Skye). (Except for ‘Father Ted‘, of course, which was the funniest thing ever on TV.  I don’t ... Continue reading...

Shrimp and Spinach Pie, the update, warm mice

Shrimp and Spinach Pie, the update, warm mice

I was watching British cooking shows while trimming the tree the other day. One of them featured a gorgeous Moroccan pie or pastry.  I wasn’t paying close enough attention to actually get the recipe but I did get the idea. Naturally, I had to modify it to suit…. The problem was she used a quiche ... Continue reading...

Fried Rice, and more rice

Fried Rice, and more rice

There was a time when I was a two-rice cook: Arborio for risotto and Minute Rice for everything else. When we moved to Ireland I wandered into a bulk rice shop in the wonderful English Market in Cork. It was a revelation. I discovered Basmati, Jasmine, a variety of red and a few others. I ... Continue reading...

Couscous, Spinach and Green Bean Salad; Big Brother doesn't care

Couscous, Spinach and Green Bean Salad; Big Brother doesn't care

We're traveling in Italy: new recipe; old story. Sometimes, for us Expats, even English can be a foreign language. When we moved to Ireland we lived in one of the tall, skinny, attached houses that so typify the British Isles.  On the ground floor we had a living room, a small dining room and a ... Continue reading...

Scallop and Saffron Risotto

Scallop and Saffron Risotto

It has been a week of French challenges. First – the funny… We go to a conversation class every week.  The idea is that the French speak English and the English / Americans speak French and the native speakers assist and correct the learners. The other night one of the students was telling a story ... Continue reading...

Sautéed Shrimp with Walnuts and Prosciutto; Games people (used to) play

Sautéed Shrimp with Walnuts and Prosciutto; Games people (used to) play

Who got new toys for Christmas? That many…. Wow! Who got new toys that did not require WiFi, a battery or both to function? No one? On British television there were almost as many ads for old-fashioned games as there were for electronic games.  Was it the same in the US? Twister seemed to be ... Continue reading...

Turkey and Green Bean Pasta Salad; Be kind to your Behind

Turkey and Green Bean Pasta Salad; Be kind to your Behind

I love British commercials. Maybe it’s because they’re good; maybe it’s because they’re different. My current favorite is a toilet paper ad. Yes, they have the cute little puppy running around, unrolling the ultra-soft (so they say) T.P. But that’s not why I like it. It’s the slogan. “Be kind to your behind.” It starts ... Continue reading...

Grilled Cornish Hens with Molasses Glaze; Eyes before Ease

Grilled Cornish Hens with Molasses Glaze; Eyes before Ease

The French may carry the whole idea of language purity a bit too far at times but at least they don't deliberately torture it. The language police in France have, over the years, banned English words: Walkman, software, email, and countless others. It doesn't work. Well it works officially. Unofficially everyone says 'Bon Weekend' on ... Continue reading...

Carrot and Gruyere Timbales; Bad Eating Habits Spreading....

Carrot and Gruyere Timbales; Bad Eating Habits Spreading....

Carrot and Gruyere Timbales To all the Americans who thought that the US had cornered the market on bad eating habits: Good news! You are not alone. There is at least one other country that will soon be able to take some of the bad-food-bashing pressure off of your ever-so-broad shoulders. To all the British ... Continue reading...

Pissalidière; I'm learning Aussie! and the Menu of the Week

Pissalidière; I'm learning Aussie! and the Menu of the Week

Pissalidière I'm learning to speak Aussie! It's always nice to pick-up another language.  Admittedly I still struggle with French but I'm getting pretty good at British and by next week I should have a lot of Aussie mastered. The gentleman who is buying our house is Australian.  And he's come to stay until the closing ... Continue reading...

Glazed Turkey Cutlets; Mind Your Step!

Glazed Turkey Cutlets; Mind Your Step!

Glazed Turkey Cutlets When we moved to Ireland we lived in one of the tall, skinny, attached houses that so typify the British Isles.  On the ground floor we had a living room, a small dining room and a Hobbit-size kitchen that was tucked under the stairs.  On the two floors above were the bedrooms ... Continue reading...

Duck Breast with Olives; The English are Here!

Duck Breast with Olives; The English are Here!

Duck Breast with Olives When I did the weekly shopping in the Vendée I knew I was living in France. Here, I'm not so sure. In the Vendée there was a small 'International Foods' section where I could find things like peanut butter, soy sauce, Arborio rice, Spanish olives, etc.; things one would, or at ... Continue reading...

Zucchini (Courgette), Tomato and Mozzarella Stacks; The Weekly Menu Plan

Zucchini (Courgette), Tomato and Mozzarella Stacks; The Weekly Menu Plan

Zucchini, Tomato and Mozzarella Stacks Summer has arrived, finally, here in the Vendée. We've had crystal clear blue skies, light breezes and temperatures hitting 30C (86F) during the afternoon. The grass has gone into it's summer dormancy, the weeds have quit growing and the British are overrunning everything.  I did the weekly shopping today and ... Continue reading...

A French Meme! Pour Moi? Mais Oui!

A French Meme! Pour Moi? Mais Oui!

I've been tagged…. In French! Apparently this is what happens when one declares oneself French.   But, if Riana, of Garlic Breath,  the lovely lady who tagged me, can answer in English so can I! Interspersed with my answers, and having no relationship whatsoever to the questions, are some photos of the bike ride we had ... Continue reading...

Lettuce with Chevre (Goat Cheese) and Walnut; Mind meanderings; Weekly Menu

Lettuce with Chevre (Goat Cheese) and Walnut; Mind meanderings; Weekly Menu

Lettuce with Chevre (Goat Cheese)  Did you know that one of the few groups of people (in this reference, British) who regularly use the ‘glottal stop’ are incapable of pronouncing it? Mon mari has been watching a bit of British television lately…. It’s background noise for me but the occasional word or phrase breaks through. ... Continue reading...

Ham & Broccoli Quiche; French English Fun

Ham & Broccoli Quiche; French English Fun

Easy Quiche with Ham, Broccoli, Leeks and Peppers, in a shredded potato crust. Easy to make and no pastry skills required.

Paneer(Cottage cheese) Jalfrezi

Paneer(Cottage cheese) Jalfrezi

Jalfrezi is a spicy Indian preparation dating back to the times of the British Raj. I have cutdown on the chillies to make it comfortably ...

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