Excellent Herb Boiled Potatoes

Excellent Herb Boiled Potatoes
As you get to know Linda and I you will notice that we love all things Jane Austin. Linda would agree that our all time favorite Jane Austen book (and subsequent movie!) would have to be ‘Pride and Prejudice’. There is a scene in the movie where ‘Mr Collins’ is visiting the estate he will inherit, causing all five of the ‘Bennet’ girls to be left without anything, (as only boys could inherit). During their first dinner encounter, he asked the mother ‘Mrs. Bennet’, “To which of your daughters do I have to thank for these excellent boiled potatoes?”. I love that line… In any case, I do love boiled potatoes. They are light, and with the right blend of herbs and of course butter, they are a delicious side for a great steak dinner… Continue reading

Chicken Romesco

It may not look it but this is one of those chicken that when you take a bite, you close your eyes and say “Wow”.  Seriously good. Usually Romesco sauce is served over fish but I usually serve it with chicken thighs. This recipe has a few steps but the end results are so worth it! Enjoy!   Continue reading

First in the Herb Garden Marinated Lamb Chops


I was beyond excited today when I visited my four gardens to see what I need to do. To my surprise in my #1 herb garden, spring had yielded thriving chives. They were all sprouting beautifully. Along with chives, the thyme had begun to climb back and curly parsley was peeping up its little sprouts… I have two herb gardens and yeah to that because boy do I use them. Today’s lamb chops are being marinated in what I have growing now. Why waste a minute, I say!   Continue reading

Cheesy Potato Soup

cheesy potato soup

Sometimes you just need the comfort of Potato Soup. This soup is like eating a bowl of potatoes au gratin and who would pass up that. This is like the potato soup my Mum Mum used to make, but with the awesome addition of cheese and half and half instead of milk. It’s rich and creamy so a little goes a long way.   Continue reading