Tag Archives: Julia Child

Sole Meuniere, or Close – Discovering the Fishmonger

For the past three years, I have always shopped at supermarkets. In the area where I was based, there wasn’t really a nearby opportunity to buy fresh stuff – no butcher, no market, mainly just quick stop stores and superstores. … Continue reading

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Pissaladière Niçoise with goat’s cheese

It was about time I got a little homesick – if nothing else, right now I am craving my mum’s cooking. So what better to do on a day off than to recreate my favourite dish? Pissaladière Niçoise is technically … Continue reading

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Taste of Le Cordon Bleu

So it has been a while since I have written – this is mainly due to the new year attempt at a diet and surviving on simple stir-fries that don’t really deserve to be photographed. But today was the day … Continue reading

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I’m back with Carbonnades á la Flamande. What?

Well I know it has been a while, but I have been extremely busy with enjoying my life and doing nothing. After that, I was very busy resting after all this doing nothing. Life is hard right now. But I … Continue reading

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Delicious French classic after a few days of napping

Well, I’m back in the kitchen – I think I deserved these few days of rest after that cursed duck. Delicious, but cursed. A last note on the beast : it was even more delicious on the 25th. It got … Continue reading

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Duck devoured!

May I just say, I did it. Because I get to say that. The duck turned out perfect, thank Heavens. You cannot imagine the fear I felt when I first cut into it at the dinner table with 10 people … Continue reading

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Duck stuffed

It’s day two of the duck project, and I have to say – whoever said it’s easier to bone a duck than to stuff it was utterly wrong. Today was stuffing day, but first of all, I spent about an … Continue reading

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Duck down

Well, there was no more delaying it, it had to be done today. But hey! I’m here, alive and well (something the duck can’t really say) and it all went down just fine. After spending half an hour of just … Continue reading

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Christmas with Julia – this will be heavy.

At Christmas in my family, it is traditional to make a huge mess in the kitchen, as big as you can. Every woman needs to be in the kitchen, they all just have to take part in the meal. Who knows … Continue reading

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Christmas dinner – Part 2

Have you seen a meltdown? That can only mean one thing – the lamb turned out just fine! I am sitting on the sofa sipping Baileys and nothing could be more perfect right now. It is true that the filling … Continue reading

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