Jul 31, 2007 | Gardening, Recipes | 2 comments

Funny, no one ever asks me that. La pauve.

I’ll have to wait another five years (on top of the three that have gone by) to hear that grumpy waiter at le Select ask me what I would like for dinner. In the meantime my boys (one 40 and one 2) and any future offspring (like the one in the oven) are spoiled beyond belief considering the creative and always fresh cooking going on “chez nous”. It’s amazing how your ideas improve and how much more swift you become in the kitchen when you cook a real meal night after night after night after night…Little Aidan has no idea there are other sad little children eating macaroni and hot dogs somewhere out there.
My favorite time of the day is when I pad out to the potager for produce for our dinner whether it is herbs for a simple creme fraiche omlette, bright green lettuce for a big lunch salad, or tri-colored beans for a potato salad that is out of this world. I would not know what to do with myself living in a zone where you can harvest all year long. If I had more space I could grow so much more and then freeze it to enjoy all winter long.
I still can’t reduce the drippings left in my pan into a proper sauce (it always tastes too much like the wine I add) I am no Julia Child and I have never made Chocolate and
Zucchini but here is what I made for dinner last night.
By the end of the week I plan to post a few new recipes at Les Recettes de la Parisienne Farmgirl…stay tuned.

-Homemade Pesto based on the recipe found at Farm Girl Cyn’s Blog last year. (I used Romano and a lot of it and a little more Olive Oil.)
-Garlic Linguini cooked al dente
-Roasted pine nuts and garlic (drizzled with olive oil and toasted on the Forman grill)
-Grilled chicken


  1. cityfarmer

    Looks like I left too soon…but I did get an aromatic buzz from the basil

  2. Faith

    That looks so amazing, my mouth is watering at the thought of it!!!



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