Category Archives: JC100

JC100 Review (Julia Child 100th Year Celebration)

As part of wrapping up the last 15 weeks of JC100, Carlene and I wanted to take the opportunity to give our thoughts on the whole experience, what we learned and how it all tasted!
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Boeuf Bourguignon | JC100 – Week 15

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for… the fifteenth and FINAL week of the JC100! FIFTEEN WHOLE WEEKS, that’s three and a half months…105 DAYS…nearly a third of a year! And of course, the final dish is one of Julia’s flagship recipes – Boeuf Bourguignon. This couldn’t have worked out better, as my mother made beef stew on Sunday, and had purchased about 5 pounds of stewing beef. Suspecting that this recipe was coming, I made sure she set aside 3 pounds in case my premonitions came true!

As a stew described by Julia Child as “one of the most delicious beef dishes concocted by man”, I was definitely looking forward to the end result of this rather laborious recipe. Though I can’t say whether this was man-kinds most delicious beef dish, as I am no connoisseur of beef stews, it definitely did not disappoint! The stew was rich, hearty and had an array of wonderful flavours!

Buckle up, this is a long one!
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Scallops Gratinee (with Wine, Garlic, and Herbs) | JC100 – Week 14

I must admit, I was expecting this weeks recipe to be the popular boeuf bourguignon, but maybe that will be next week for the big finale! Of course, receiving a recipe with scallops was no disappointment as I LOVE seafood and scallops are no exception! As usual the recipe did not disappoint, making for a rich and delicious appetizer that left me craving more (as good appetizer’s should!).
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Cheese Souffle | JC100 – Week 13

It has finally arrived…the infamous Souffle!

I knew at some point during JC100 this recipe was going to show up in our inbox, and though slightly terrified, I was very excited to try my hand at it! Now I’ve gotta have a little sympathy for the poor old souffle, it’s gotten a pretty bad rep as being a difficult dish to make, but it really is quite simple and I can happily say mine turned out wonderfully! (Admittedly, I have never had a souffle, but after researching a little I think the flavours and textures were spot on!)
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Celery Root Remoulade | JC100 – Week 12

Well here we are – the last recipe from Week 12. First was the asparagus with the hollandaise sauce, then followed up some fresh provencal tomatoes, then Julia’s easy homemade mayonnaise and now we feature the creamy salad: Celery Root Remoulade. Continue reading

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Julia Child’s Easy Homemade Mayonnaise | JC 100 – Week 12

So Julia Child is trying to tell us that homemade mayo is easy? Pfff… yeah right…okay… fine, she was right. In fact, she was more than right. To continue on our cooking spree for week 12 of the Julia Child Challenge, we opted to try making Julia’s homemade mayonnaise in a food processor. Now this is the REAL way to make a class act mayo. Let’s get to the recipe before all of your sandwiches start to feel lonely. Continue reading

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Provencal Tomatoes | JC100 – Week 12

Here is the second recipe from Week 12 of the Julia Child JC100 celebration. We both agreed these provencal tomatoes were up there with the Asparagus and Hollandaise as the favourite recipe of the week. However, we think these bad boys would best be served as a breakfast food – topped with an egg and some hollandaise sauce (as Bob tested out shortly after making them)! Let’s get to the recipe so you can use some fresh garden tomatoes before the summer is over.

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Asparagus Au Naturel with Hollandaise Sauce | JC 100 – Week 12

This week we received a lot of fabulous vegetable recipes as part of the Julia Child JC100 Celebration. Let’s kick things off with a simple recipe that makes a great side dish to any dinner: Asparagus Au Naturel topped with a creamy Hollandaise Sauce.
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Ratatouille | JC100 – Week 11

Ratatouille!! Finally!

Now maybe Ratatouille doesn’t need that many exclamation marks, but I was excited to make it and finally find out what it tastes like! After watching (and thoroughly enjoying) the Pixar film, I’ve always been curious what it was like! Well I wasn’t disappointed! All the vegetables melded together into some wonderful flavours. My only issue with this dish was the texture, but to combat some of the “mushiness” I chopped up some more fresh peppers and added it. This gave it another layer of flavour and added that much needed crunch (in my opinion).
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Bouillabaisse (Mediterranean Seafood Soup) | JC100 – Week 10

Well let me start this post off with explaining why this recipe is a bit late…. Saskatchewan was slammed with a heat and humidity wave all of last week and the last place I wanted to be was inside, let alone my kitchen (my house was 27°C in the evening…. I don’t even want to know what the humidity levels were inside) and to start boiling a hot pot of soup….Nope – no thanks! Originally, I was hoping to do some walleye fishing and use some local fish, but then got rained out on that plan. Because of the rain, I headed to the grocery store to buy some seafood and was happy that I found some mussels. To continue the adventure, when I got home I opened the package and was hit with the nasty smell of seafood gone bad – wowza, talk about an awful smell. Note to others: if the mussels are even SLIGHTLY open, they have spoiled! So much for mussels in the soup. I was a bit sad too because I knew their beautiful shells would add an extra dimension to the plating. But in good news, the heat cooled off thanks to buckets of rain and I was able to make the soup. So now that it’s here, let’s get to this recipe… Continue reading
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