That's exactly what our potting shed looks like right now after a lot of snow..no blue skies in sight..mais beaucoup de neige~
I have not ventured near the potting shed as the paths were just being plowed;)
We have someone do the driveway now..but everywhere we have lived Jacques has always made little paths around the house leading to things..I love that.
And I love even more seeing Littles outside playing in the snow..
Making snowmen,building forts..♥
Oli told me the snowman's name was Russell~
It's snowed every day now..
For Christmas brunch I mentioned I had made a really good quiche..
A really easy and delicious quiche ..a recipe from Pol Martin.His real name was Halna du Fretay.
Pol Martin was a very popular chef/cookbook author who was born in Nantes,France and arrived in QC in 1954..the year I was born..
I don't know if my mom knew of him..it was always Jéhane Benoit at our home..
He passed away in 2007,not without leaving an indelible mark on Québec gastronomy.
I have two books of his a large one and a smaller one..and took pleasure in going through them during the holidays.
Jacques had bought me these books to inspire me:)
When he worked traveling salesmen stopped at his office w/ books..actually yrs later at our office..people stopped by also..anyways Jacques is responsible for these two.
This recipe is not from the books..but from a cooking forum.
I modified it by adding bacon and made it for Christmas morning.Ham would be excellent in this quiche.
The great thing about a grand quiche is you can bake it the day before and simply reheat the next day at ap.250F.
It is rich..I won't lie,but it's worth it once in a blue moon.
While we were in Florida..I received this..from me..it had been on my wish list..
I am glad I did get it..as our $ was worth more when I wish listed it in my head..and then our dollar kept dwindling..
so almost as soon as I got to Fl..chaching:)
I bought a few Daniel Smith tubes in the last few months..and have put a few in it..and a few others..
the only color so far that I dislike in DS..is Buff Tiatnium..it's so opaque..like an acrylic..no..not my fave..I bought it for sand:)
So one out of six is not bad.
My 2 faves so far..Quinachrodone Gold and Indanthrone Blue..Pyrrol Orange and Quinachrodone Rose are pretty cool too..and Ultramarine Turquoise..(I think that is the latter's name).. I was thinking beach when I bought my tubes:)And my online art lessons.
When I return to the US I will look into M Graham's ..a new friend on the beach introduced me to them:)
They have honey in them..
I can't believe we don't carry the sets here in Canada.
Ok back to this dear travel kit..I showed the boys when they arrived in FL..they said..a new purse?:) So cute..then I opened it and showed them.Max was quite impressed.
So..the kit does not come w/ everything I have shown here..
But it is a lovely leather ish..I can't tell if it's real..(I bought a so called real leather purse ..cross body..in Italy..and the joke was on me...)
...crossbody magnetic snap shut case..it has vessels that open for containing water..2..and 2 collapsible water cups.. ..a cute litlle closed palette..a brush in the palette.. a sponge..and they add a Kilimanjaro watercolor block.
I love this set.
It will make spring and summer a little more interesting to me.
Going to the park etc..
I bought this kit through Cheap Joe's.
Now that would be my Toysrus:)
Ahh..DA..back..to please us all~
Pastry of your choice to fit a 9 inch quiche pan.
Mine is old and ceramic..white w/ a blue trim.
Preheat oven to 475F.
4 slices of bacon chopped
1 yellow onion chopped
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
salt,pepper,chopped parsley,paprika to your taste.
1/2 cup grated Gruyère cheese
1 beaten egg
Place your rolled out pie dough into your quiche pan and brush w/ a beaten egg..it is recommended to blind bake in some of the recipes..the one I had found never said anything so I did not and the crust was swell.Some also said prick w/ fork..mine did not.
I chilled mine until my filling was prepped.
Start by rendering your bacon until cooked..remove..drain on paper towels..
Sauté the chopped onion in the bacon fat until transparent.Drain also.
Mix the 3 eggs cup and a half of heavy cream ..salt pepper and onion and bacon.
Pour into your quiche pan over the chilled crust.
Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of grated gruyère cheese.
Bake for ap 30-35 mins or until a knife comes out clean when inserted in the center.
It's creamy..and wonderful.
it's here actually
Have no idea where this came from..it was on a blog..that I did not keep the URL..and she had no clue where it came from..but it pretty much sums up here now:) It has arrived.