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Archive for February, 2011

Even Julia Gets It

  [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “This is a Basque specialty, and quick to make…As the omelette is not folded, and is served in its cooking vessel, it is not a disaster if it sticks a little on the bottom.”  – Julia Child Let’s face it…sometimes, after a long day of work and […]

Boeuf: It’s What’s for Dinner

 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food I’m cooking.” – Julia Child  One of my all-time favorite cooking utensils is my crock pot. (Don’t get too excited…MtAoFC does not have a list of crock pot recipes.) I admit, in the beginning I […]

Nobody Calls Me Chicken

  [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “Always remember: If you’re alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who’s going to know?” – Julia Child  When I was single and living on my own, I used to cook a bunch of meals on Sunday and keep […]

Get Your Game On

  [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child Over the weekend, Ben and I got together with friends and family for a used-to-be-monthly-but-now-we-get-together-whenever-we-can Game Night. Our new favorite is the card game 31 – everyone brings some single dollar bills for the chance […]

You Win Some, You Lose Some

 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “This is where it got tricky.  I spooned the batter into a pastry bag. I squooshed out lines of ladyfinger batter onto the cookie sheet – I was supposed to make them four inches long and 1 ½ inches thick.  But something was wrong.  The batter was too loose […]

Easy Does It

 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “Supremes de Volaille Archiduc is a very familiar kind of dish, nothing haute about it.  Only a couple of steps are different, and both, it winds up, refine the taste a good deal. It was, I must say, absolutely excellent. We ate the chicken breasts napped in the […]

The Things We Do For Love

It’s true what they say: love makes you do crazy things.  For some, it’s standing outside a window lifting a boombox over their head while it blares Peter Gabriel lyrics. For others, it’s diving into a pit of quick sand with nothing but a vine from a tree as their lifeline to save the woman of […]

Any Day Can Be Valentine’s Day

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] “The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all of the time.” – Julia Child   My husband has this theory about Valentine’s Day: it’s not for married folks. While I get where he’s […]

The Best Laid Plans

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] “Once an egg has been taken out of the breakfast category and put to use as a hot entree or a supper dish, it offers a great variety of presentations and you can draw on practically your whole cooking experience for its saucing and garnishing.” – Julia Child […]

I Feel Like Chicken Tonight

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] “Ooh, those lovely roasted, buttery French chickens. They were so good and chickeny!” – Julia Child With all the excitement of the Super Bowl over the weekend, and my desire to laze around on the couch and do nothing but play hidden picture games on my computer, I […]

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