Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Thank you Tuesdays with Dorie!
The recipe can be found on page 194 in Baking from my home to yours by Dorie Greenspan.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I have to say, mini desserts are so small, do they count? Oh, I guess 1 mini dessert would have been fine. OK, "Build-your-own-Sundae"...REALLY!!!
All in MODERATION, n'est pas?
I say, "Enjoy!"
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Huge discovery...Today I am sure the gold at the end of the rainbow came from Kerrygold. I love their butter, but this Dubliner cheese with Irish Stout is a wee bit o' Irish I can't live without! I don't know why I bought it, but I am sure glad I did.
The texture is firm, a little chalky, a little salty, similar to a super sharp cheddar and worth it's weight in gold. I ad a little hunk with a glass of red wine...mmm...YUM!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Here he is in London in 2003, his second trip to London. He just won't give me a serious smile.
People around the world were protesting the war in Iraq. Little did we know all these years later, we'd all still be in it.
Here we are on the the night of Tolo, his Senior year. He's grown into a very handsome young man, don't you think!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Anyway, my primary reason for being in Fresno was for work, so on my first day off, I treated myself to a partial "Spa" day and a Peruvian Lunch at Limon.
The wine list was decent, I settled for the Malbac, for a very new looking place in a very big strip mall. FYI - If you've never gone to Fresno, there are strip malls everywhere, with every store (except Nordstrom) and every fast food chain you can imagine.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
The Harvest Grains Blend is located with the dry stuff; pasta, rice, and dried mixes. The blend of Israeli Couscous, Orzo, Baby Garbanzo Beans, and Red Quinoa are a perfect meatless meal. Another plus, this can be made so easily in your rice cooker or crock pot. Measure it all out like you would for rice. Easy, Easy, Easy.
One serving has 6 grams of Protein and 2 grams of Fiber...add a salad...YUM!!!
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
2 lbs cubed steak (4-6 pieces)
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon butter
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup sweet onion, sliced
4 cups crimini mushrooms, sliced
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup water
1 cup heavy whipping cream or milk
In a bowl or plastic bag add flour,salt,onion powder,garlic powder and black pepper.
Add cubed steak in flour mixture and coat well.
Heat oil and butter in a large frying pan.
Add cubed steak and brown on both sides for 15 minutes.
Remove cubed steak and drain grease out of pan, leaving some dripping grease in pan.
Add onions and additional salt and pepper. Saute until the onions are just slightly cooked, then add the mushrooms and saute until they are soft. Add water and cream or milk.
Add cubed steak back to pan and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.
Turning cubed steaks once during simmering.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The 120-acre site shares many of the same characteristics of the Perrins' Rhone estate: the limestone clay soils are of the same geologic origin as those of Beaucastel, and the Mediterranean climate of hot days and cool summer nights. This is ideal for the Rhone grape varieties that are grown at Tablas Creek.