I had to stop by the animalerie to see the animals. I think this guy wanted to come home with me!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Can I tell you how awesome the train (metro subway) is in Paris. Not only is it the cheapest way to get around but the easiest. A new train comes about every 1 minute. Those of you who live in Chicago could really appreciate this. We took the train all through the city and it was extremely safe and cheap. Just my advice, when in Paris don't take taxi's take the metro!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Croque Monsieres at midnight. Do you know what a Croque Madamme is? It's a Croque Monsiere with an egg on top!
No, I didn't say grilled ham and cheese. This is a crisp piece of toast with Emantzer cheese and a thin slice of ham grilled to perfection but with no top piece of bread!
The Restaurant is "Relais de Entrecote" and is famous for their "secret sauce". Well I didn't know this before David gave us the recommendation. I loved the sauce on the steak so much I was trying to ask my server about it by pointing at the sauce and obviously she didn't understand me and thought I wanted another plate of steak and fries so she brought me one. I had 2 lunches. Yum! Finally at the end I asked her again and she said "secret sauce" no to you! Hilarious!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Well as some of you know I have decided to travel to Europe on a "Food Extravaganza", as I would like to call it. Today is day 1 in Paris and I managed to hit all the local food shops without any sleep or a shower. Of course, check in at our hotel wasn't until 3:00 pm and our room wasn't ready at 7:00 am when we landed so what's a girl to do but shop! I always said on day one in Paris the first thing I wanted to touch my lips would be a chocolate croissant and yes, this did happen! I must say I think I will remember that chocolate croissant for the rest of my life. I can't even explain the flakiness of the crust and all the butter in it or the creamy slightly sweet chocolate oozing out of it, you will just have to believe me. This was the best thing I've had this year. Ok, I know I've said the yogurt in Sydney with passion fruit and mangoes was my obsession right now but I am allowed to change my mind. And I have. If this was my last day on earth and there was only one thing left to eat it would be that chocolate croissant. Would it be really wrong for me to have one every morning with coffee? Ok, with that said I've included some pictures from my morning shopping. One of the fabulous local street markets for food shopping is Rue Daguerre and lucky me it's only blocks from our hotel. Did I secretly plan this, I must have!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Christian wrote:"Did it..!! Loved it..!! Finished it off yesterday at a benifit concert for a friend in need ...The 3 remainig pounds of chile verde from the original batch dissapeared in minutes..!! ( : Goooood stuff..!!"
Don't forget to buy your Hatch chilies at the grocery store. They will only be around for a couple of weeks more. That way you can make my unbelievable Green Chili Pork and invite me to dinner. Make sure and blacken then on the stove and take the seeds out of them. You can freeze them up to a year in the freezer. I've got about 6 bags frozen right now. Looks like I will be serving Green Chili Pork on Halloween night. SCARRY!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
When I'm in Sydney (which is about twice a month now) I always stop at the fish market. You can pick out a piece of fresh fish and they will grill it right in front of you. I'm also addicted to the greek yogurt there. The texture is like silky sour cream and tastes like double churned vanilla ice cream. I bought a yogurt maker in Sydney and brought it home. I'm going to try and duplicate the yogurt there. I'll keep you posted!