You may want to forget the possibly imposing French name, as it’s essentially a potato and cheese casserole. Then again, you may want to maintain its French heritage to impress your friends and family.
I’m going to take a wild guess that the cooking of oatmeal probably doesn’t show up on your top ten list of controversies, but it is within my incredibly shrinking universe and, since I’m writing this column, I get to choose.
I decided to roast two chickens, which provided us with most of the main courses for our lunch and dinners over the next three or four days. The other advantage was this savings allowed us to enjoy more pints of Guinness at the local pub.
The winter markets have been well-planned to account for state and local board of health regulations. The number of visitors allowed indoors will be limited; everyone entering the market area will be required to wear masks; and shoppers are encouraged to plan ahead by making shopping lists and sending only one or two household members to the market.
If the voles allow, the carrots will be mulched and left in the ground for harvesting through the winter or in spring — same for a row of parsnips. A bed of perennial green onions, commonly referred to as scallions, continues to provide zest to raw and cooked dishes.
I’ve used this technique a number of times over the years using different glazes. The salmon picks up a subtle sweet smokiness from the cedar, and the wood’s insulating properties help keep the salmon moist while being roasted directly over medium hot coals for about 15-20 minutes.