Tag: Julia Child

Mid-Summer Extra-veg-anza!

You may have noticed the CSA shares have been quite bountiful the last few weeks. Quite Bountiful. In addition to all those lovely vegetables, there have been blueberries and corn piled high in the refrigerator. I am wicked grateful for all the abundance in my life. I am also responsible for being, well, responsible with ...

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Happy Birthday Julia!

I don’t have anything new at the moment, but I couldn’t let the day go by without posting birthday greetings to Julia Child. Today would have been her 102th birthday, and she probably would have been in her kitchen, cooking up something simple and marvelous to celebrate. She defied age and convention, and lived a ...

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Mid-Winter Turkey Feast

It’s tradition around here that my mother-in-law cooks Thanksgiving dinner. She loves to do it, and she’s very good at it. It’s always bountiful and delicious. She also sends us home with some leftovers, which we love. But there is nothing like the heady aroma of a turkey roasting in the oven to make the ...

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Sauteed Rice with Leeks

You know, I think leeks are magic. Everything is better with leeks. The humble potato meets up with leeks in Julia’s Potage Parmentier, and they become a soup that you want to share with everyone and no one all at the same time. They are a depth-adding member of a fall/winter vegetable soup. They are ...

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#CookForJulia #JC100 Reine De Saba (Queen of Sheba) Chocolate Almond Cake

Today would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday. In Mastering The Art of French Cooking, Julia calls Queen of Sheba chocolate almond cake her “all-time favorite”, and in The Way To Cook she tells us that it was the first French cake she ever ate, made by her friend and co-author, Simca (Simone Beck Fischbacher), ...

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#CookForJulia French Bread in Real Time Pt. 4

The dough was turned onto a pizza peel dusted with cornmeal, slashed with a crosshatch pattern, and put in a 450 deg. F preheated oven on a baking stone. Julia says to toss 1/2 cup of water onto the bottom of the oven, but I am not sure what that will do to my oven, ...