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Le cours de cuisine numéro huit : apprenant du vin – Book list for wine lovers

“Just like becoming an expert in wine–you learn by drinking it, the best you can afford–you learn about great food by finding the best there is, whether simply or luxurious. The you savor it, analyze it, and discuss it with your companions, and you compare it with other experiences.” ~Julia Child “Wine is bottled poetry.”… Continue reading Le cours de cuisine numéro huit : apprenant du vin – Book list for wine lovers

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Curried lentil soup

“Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite.” ~Auguste Escoffier “An old-fashioned vegetable soup, without any enhancement, is a more powerful anticarcinogen than any known medicine.”~James Duke M.D. (U.S.D.A.) I love soup.  I was raised by a dad who,… Continue reading Curried lentil soup

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Numéro de la classe de cuisson sept – Chocolate & Crème Brûlée

Tuesday night’s cooking class at Edom Bakery was right up my alley.  Chocolate!  Need I say more? 🙂  Well, I’ll also say real crème brûlée, because because before we dove headfirst into chocolate work with Chef Kat Kilpatrick,  Chef Jackson taught us to make crème brûlée from scratch, including using a kitchen torch to caramelize… Continue reading Numéro de la classe de cuisson sept – Chocolate & Crème Brûlée

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Quiet

I’m currently sitting in a quiet classroom at our homeschool co-op,  watching some high school students agonize over grammar, algebra, and composition writing.  I remember those days, and not always fondly! It can be difficult to be a teenager.  We don’t always have much self-awareness at that age, and we are so unsure of who… Continue reading Quiet

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Numéro de la classe de cuisson six- Creme Patissiere recipe (enough for 3 pies!)

I have such mixed emotions about this being the sixth week of my cooking classes at Edom Bakery and Grill with Chef Jackson York. I have learned so much and enjoyed myself so thoroughly that I am going to be sad when it’s over next week! The class this week was extra-enjoyable for me, as… Continue reading Numéro de la classe de cuisson six- Creme Patissiere recipe (enough for 3 pies!)

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Friendly White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

“Do not save your loving speeches For your friends till they are dead; Do not write them on their tombstones, Speak them rather now instead.” – Anna Cummins I received a unique cookie order from an out of town acquaintance last week; she sent me a message to ask if  I’d make some cookies for… Continue reading Friendly White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

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Numéro de la classe de cuisson cinq: Mushroom duxelles and beef Wellington

This week’s cooking class with Chef Jackson York at Edom Bakery taught me that protein can be just as delectable as carbs! That’s big!  Most of us gravitate naturally to the ease and flavor of carbs…..pasta, bread, potatoes, rice, risotto, and so forth, are so delicious, so easy to prepare, and are quite comforting to… Continue reading Numéro de la classe de cuisson cinq: Mushroom duxelles and beef Wellington

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Cooking Up a Storm w/MamaSteph on KLTV!

My friends at KLTV in Tyler invited me to fill in for Grant Dade today during his Friday morning cooking segment, “Cooking Up a Storm, ” as he was unable to be there this morning.  I gladly took them up on it! When I was with them for In The Kitchen back in August, it… Continue reading Cooking Up a Storm w/MamaSteph on KLTV!

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A Way to Make Lasagna

Sometimes I imagine myself in long-ago Italy, in some dark, earth-toned kitchen with a big stone hearth and lots of wood on the fire for baking bread among the embers in terra cotta baking pans.  I imagine an older woman teaching me, with her long gray hair in a bun on the back of her… Continue reading A Way to Make Lasagna

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Cooking Class numéro quatre: Salmon en Papillote and Hollandaise sauce

It was Tuesday night.  Tuesday nights have always been nice and quiet, overall. Usually, I stay home, cook a nice dinner, and watch a little t.v. with my boys. It’s rather normal and uneventful, which is nice sometimes. That all changed four weeks ago. If you’ve been following my posts about cooking class at Edom… Continue reading Cooking Class numéro quatre: Salmon en Papillote and Hollandaise sauce