Got Lettuce?

You bet I do! As we speak, I have half a dozen heads of Romaine and about the same of Green Leaf lettuce coming along in my tiny veggie plot. The other day I planted Little Gem (aka Sucrine) lettuce seeds…just in case! And I always buy another head of lettuce every weekend, just in… Continue Reading…

Have Spice Kit Will Travel

A “guest article” for Oracibo…..me? I sent an email to Phyllis extolling the wonders of the Internet for finding recipes and she suggested I write an article so here goes. Do you travel? My husband and I spend a couple of months each winter renting a casita (a two bedroom condo type place) on a… Continue Reading…

The Kitchen Reno Diaries

End of 3rd Week Update: We are now at the “standstill” stage of the renovation. Cabinets, minus doors are in, some painting has been done and we have a working sink. The Caesarstone fabricator was here a week ago for the site measure of the counter tops which then takes anywhere from 10 to 15 days… Continue Reading…

Corzetti

A while back Adri Barr Crocetti was blogging about making Corzetti, a pasta shape that has been made since the middle ages. Well…once I clapped eyes on those beautiful disks of pasta imprinted with designs that reminded me of ancient coins, I just knew I “needed” to make them! Here’s the thing…Corzetti stamps are a… Continue Reading…

Tomatoes

There is not a hope in hell that I can’t blog about tomatoes. Where in the world would I be without them or where would the world be without them? My husband says we have tomatoes in some form or other every day…hmmm…he’s probably right. I can’t help it. I have always been addicted to the… Continue Reading…

Lunch In Firenze

On our second morning in Florence a few years ago, we visited the Mercato Centrale, a totally amazing place. We were amazed at the fabulous fruits and veggies available; it’s a cooks heaven! The selection of fish, meats, fresh pastas and breads was outstanding. There was a stall devoted to nothing but selling offal! I thought the Mercato made… Continue Reading…

An English Pub Lunch?

We were in London for a week in 2010 and other than being at Heathrow on previous trips, it was my very first time in England. Me…the English history nut! So, what’s one of the first things you want to do on your first morning in London other than leaving our rented apartment? Going for… Continue Reading…