Veal Marengo…and Freezer Protection

Go directly to recipe I don't know how many of you watched 'Friends'.  Those who did will remember the episode.  For those who didn't a brief description: Joey, that pillar of male intellect, was reading a book. A rarity for Joey.  It was 'The Shining' by Stephen King.  Whenever he got to the scary parts, … Continue reading…

Joyuex Noël et Bonne Année

Merry Christmas, Everyone! And a Wonderful 2008!! Thank you to all of my blogging friends…for being my blogging friends!   You're support, comments, reading, mean a lot to me… I hope you all have a fantastic holiday: Good food, good wine, good company! And if Santa drops off those diamond earrings at your house by mistake…let … Continue reading…

Cookies, Candy, and Loose Ends

I have come to the conclusion that there are two approaches to most things: mine and that of the rest of the world. Naturally I wonder how so many people can be so wrong. I'm a marathon kind of person.  No I don't run them.  I like to get everything organized then do vast quantities … Continue reading…

Seasoned Eatings, Chocolate and Icewine

The gifts have all been delivered; the goodies unwrapped; the identity of the Spicy Secret Santa revealed.  It's time to show your stuff!  It's time for the Seasoned Eatings Grand Finale Round-Up. Lindsay, of Country Girl, City Living, and I will be sharing the fun! But first:  Don't  you just love it when you trudge … Continue reading…

Swedish Meatballs and Holiday Dinner…without Lutefisk!

Mon mari tends to take the fun out of being a traveling food blogger. He’s quite patient at home, waiting while I take a few hundred photos of a crumb of bread: arranging and rearranging; posing and reposing; adjusting the lights and the props. And he did ask me, very nicely, to please not embarrass … Continue reading…

Strasbourg, photos, musings and secrets…

The good, the bad, and the weird or our 'petite vacance'…..and some photos.  Comments may or may not have any actual relationship to the photos near them. Château de Fontainebleau (we did not stay here…. we didn't even got to tour it, it's closed on Tuesday) The most inconvenient thing about staying in country house … Continue reading…