I love adding fruits to our salads.. even if chicken and avocado are involved.. when we ate at the Bistro..we had a salad w/ a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette..so funny.. that was the only thing that left me wanting for more..of..salt.
Not one hint of salt in the salad..which left us both wondering how the rest of the meal would be seasoned..Jacques is not a salter..I have become one.
No salt in a salad=bland.
I found a recipe and we tried it atop all that..but.. hardly any ..and it was just right..not the best.. don't jump in and make it until I say and mean it's the best:)...just right...for my craving for it salted.
All was well:)..at the Bistro..after the salad..
I have been brushing up on my calligraphy..I find it relaxing..and good for me to be still..and write..and paint...
My Windsor Newton ink..on the other hand has clumped beyond repair and I threw it away.
I love painting little vignettes and adding words..to cards..
I have an oblique pen on order..curious to see how that will work..but this pen..which I have had for eons..is a treat..
I read that April was letter writing month..so why don't we take one minute to drop someone a hand written note?:)
I made more of that jam.. w/ a stronger hint of Cassis this time.
How many times have I made it?
One of my favorite things in life is cooking in the kitchen with sunshine streaming in..
it's one of Jacques' too:)
A kitchen..no matter how big or small..things happen..and usually magic.
Have you read Pat Conroy's cookbook?
Sam at My Carolina Kitchen spoke of it..I was able to get it..
That man writes like a poet..a chef..a traveler..a father ,a husband..
a son..sadly he is gone..and not that long ago...
Prince Of Tides is one of my all time fave movies/books..and he is a favored author of mine.
The book is a delight.Reads like a novel of short stories sprinkled with recipes..
Un coup de ♥
Do you remember that sweet set cof cookie cutters Marie had sent?
I made the British Custard Creams?
This time I made her Bourbon cookies..like Marie..I used vanilla..had no bourbon..her recipe worked like a charm..see how clear the words are?
Quality little cutters and a good recipe=success:)
The weather shaped up beautifully..today..Thursday..
we had an appt. in Mtl..and stopped in Little Italy on the way home..
Ings. for a Marcella Hazan dish..and a few odds and ends..
I love that place..
Miracles do happen~