Monthly Archives: March 2012

Oban Single Malt Scotch Whisky Paté

I talk to myself… (quite often in fact) with assorted random instructions, reassurances, quiet reminders,

The Good Housewife’s No~Fail Pie Crust

I’d like to think we’ve come a long way… from this… or this.. (I think I have those

Borrowing Bartolini’s Bone~In Braised Beef Short Ribs

♥ ♥ A day like this calls for comfort food… perhaps a Bartolini Bone-In Braised Beef Short

“What’s in a name? That which we call a tart by any other name would taste as sweet…” W Shakespeare

Much Ado about Nothing, Act IV, Sc. I I never tempted her with tart too large, But, as a brother to his sister,

The Paper~Bag Trout

Some of you may be familiar with the Paper-Bag Princess.. She goes on a quest to slay the dragon who has kidnapped her

A Year in Provence ~ Betteraves Printemps


Some readers may wonder where Smidge’s particular passion for “all things edible” arose. Having

A Recipe for Rain and Spring Oranges Pound Cake

A Recipe for Rain   ♥ I’ve been watching our skies.. searching for a hint of rain No snow,  just

Roasted Asparagus Tart

A Palate for Pleasure ~ Roasted Asparagus Tart

I have a wee test for you today. (come on, there’s only one question!) Which of the following answers correctly

Spring Asparagus Ribbons Salad

Raise your hand if your New Year’s Resolution was to EAT HEALTHY Raise your hand if you had the fortitude to

Grilled Spring Asparagus Soup with Chili Croutons

Event: Spring When: March 20th in the wee hours of the morning  I thought I was feeling better (until I got this

Harmonic Inclination for Honey Roasted Potatoes

Harmonic Inclination If a sound wave is divided again and again the harmonic pitch rises, higher and higher,

Shrimp Oodles

Just Show Up Some days are lackluster, they lack the muster, to motivate, spur or spark, instigate and animate, or