Time is flying by with the Julia Child 100 year celebration and it’s already onto week 4! This time with the fancy and filling Salad Nicoise [nee-SWAHZ]. With each assignment Carlene and I receive, we try to stay true to the recipe, but add a little extra flare if possible! This week is no exception. Instead of piling a bunch of ingredients into a bowl, we wanted to use some great fresh tuna and a different plating style to class things up a bit!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Egg, Fish, Fresh herbs, JC100, Lunch, Potato, Salad, Seafood, Side, Vegetable
Tagged 100, anchovies, anchovy, birthday, boiled, capers, celebration, child, egg, Fancy, french, hard, jc100, julia, lettuce, nicoise, olive, parsley, pesto, plating, Salad, tomato, tuna
It is now week 3 of the 100 year celebration of Julia Child and they’ve hit us with a doozy! Well not really, but this one did certainly take more time than the Omelette Roulee of week 1 which was in and out of my HOT pan in a minute and a half! (That’s my kind of recipe). This week I was faced with Coq au Vin, which is essentially “Chicken in Wine”. I knew this would be more challenging for me, not because it was difficult to prepare, but because I don’t like following recipes, but I stuck it through and it was a success!
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, JC100, Potato
Tagged 100, art, au, birthday, celebration, Chicken, child, chive, cooking, coq, french, in, julia, mashed, mastering, of, onion, Potato, ragout, red, the, to cook, vin, way, week 3, wine
Last week, Carlene and I got an email asking whether we would be interested in celebrating Julia Child’s 100th birthday by joining many other foodies in cooking a Julia Child recipe each week! Always interested in trying new recipes, especially those from a culinary icon like Julia Child, we opted in! Every Monday over the next 100 days leading up to Julia Child’s birthday, we will be receiving a a recipe and the option to cook and blog it. Check out the Facebook page (and several other social media channels) to learn more about this awesome celebration and discover what recipes they post every Thursday.
Posted in breakfast, Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Egg, JC100, Vegetable
Tagged 100, art, Asparagus, birthday, cheese, child, cooking, egg, french, jc, jc100, julia, omelette, parmesan, quick, rolled, roulee, stuffed
With April coming to an end, It saddens me to announce the end of National Grilled Cheese Month… Let us all take a moment of silence.
Now that our respects have been paid, I present my final grilled cheese of the month. The Egg in a Hole Breakfast Grilled Cheese.
Posted in Bread, breakfast, Egg, Grilled, grilled cheese, Sandwich
Tagged a, Bacon, bit, bread, breakfast, Cheddar, cheese, chive, egg, french, green onion, Grilled, ham, hole, in, runny, yolk
I made this grilled cheese a while ago and just haven’t gotten around to posting it, but since it’s NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE DAY (Probably the best day ever?!?) I couldn’t not post a grilled cheese! Now this one is quite different from anything I have done in the past, with my super hearty and savoury grilled cheese such as the Baked Potato Grilled Cheese. I am personally more a fan of those ones, but I enjoyed switching it up with this one! What are your guys thoughts?
Posted in Bread, Cheese, Dinner, Grilled, grilled cheese, Panini, Sandwich, Snack, Snack, Vegetable
Tagged arugula, beet, bread, cheese, different, french, goat, gourmet, Grilled, Sandwich, sherry, vegetable, vegetarian
Let this mark my mini-series of portobello mushroom recipes! While picking up groceries for my french onion soup recipes, portobello mushrooms were 50% off and being someone who can’t pass up a good deal like that, I had to buy some! Continuing on with the past few french onion soup related recipes, I also used it in this tasty mushroom recipe!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Side, soup
Tagged Bacon, cheese, cooked, french, goat, mushroom, onion, oven, Portobello, soup, stuffed
Introducing the French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese!!
I have had this idea for quite some time and was originally going to make it when the Caramelized Onion & Mushroom Brie Grilled Cheese was birthed, as I had bought the ingredients, but couldn’t find Gruyere cheese at my grocery store. With my afternoon off and Gruyere in my fridge, I knew this was happening! Now I don’t expect everybody to make French Onion Soup every time they want this grilled cheese (which could be often!), so I whipped this up separately even though I made my French Onion Soup at the same time. Of course if you did make French Onion Soup, you could just take some onions from that and make this grilled cheese!
Posted in Dinner, Grilled, grilled cheese, Sandwich
Tagged Caramelized, cheese, classic, deconstructed, french, gooey, Grilled, gruyere, metled, new, onion, sherry, soup
Lately I have been quite busy with work, as well as some volunteer activities, and having exhausted all my archived blog posts, I was really hoping to find some time to make some blogworthy food! Fortunately/unfortunately we got a big snowstorm in Saskatoon, which meant things at work would finally slow down for a day or two, meaning I would probably get my afternoon off! Sure enough I did and I knew exactly what I was going to do! So after leaving work, I stopped off at the grocery store and stocked up on various ingredients.
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Side, soup
Tagged beef, bread, Caramelized, cheese, classic, comfort, crouton, french, gruyere, living, martha, melted, melty, onion, sherry, soup, stewart, stock, traditional
If you caught it a couple posts ago, you already know the genesis of this french toast idea, which came to be as I was fork deep in my Peanut Butter & Banana Stuffed French Toast. While many would wait and just make it the next day, there is no stifling french toast innovation in my kitchen! So with a belly full of Peanut Butter & Banana French Toast I went about (sluggishly) creating my second breakfast of the day! (Followed by a food coma and a subsequent trip to the gym!)
Posted in breakfast, Cheese, Sandwich
Tagged Apple, breakfast, Brie, Caramelized, cheese, dessert, fiji, french, gooey, granny smith, honey, melted, savoury, stuffed, Sweet, toast