Monday, February 15, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Sadly, I cannot see a change in the near future. Forgive my un-foodie-like habits.
Instead I will blog about one of my new favorite weekend rituals. For Christmas Jordan got a Bodum French press. I have heard pros and cons for this machine or I guess more precisely French press coffee. Is it better or worst than the drip? I personally think it is all a matter of personal preference. My personal preference I am hear to say - I love the French press. The texture and smoothness of the coffee just relaxes me all over. The downside is that it takes a bit more effort than just pressing the button on standard coffee maker. You measure the grounds, boil the water, measure the water and then wait for the magic to happen. On weekday mornings this is not something I am willing to submit to on a regular basis. However, the weekend is a different story. Starting Saturday morning with this toasty little cup is enough to make my day. Yum yum, it is really worth a try.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I suppose you could make the comparison of Le Chandeleur with April fool's day - very loosely of course. I would hate to offend any French. Le Chandeleur is a holiday that welcomes the first signs of spring. In France, it is traditionally celebrated with a variety of superstitious little tricks to bring happiness and prosperity upon your household while making and eating crepes. Mardi Gras is also fast approaching which is yet another opportunity to eat crepes. You can learn more about this holiday by checking out the Chocolate and Zucchini blog. There are many crepe recipes on this site as well.
Now I love crepes and use to visit crepe stands almost everyday in Paris. I will post pictures of my favorite crepe stand which my friends and I lovingly visited and chatted up the "Crepe man" I think he was instrumental in my French language progression. Anyway, please do not be intimidated by crepes. Although the batter makes quite a few for one or two people the little pancakes can be easier frozen with some wax paper between each layer. You can have crepes in a minute by simply taking one out and popping it into the microwave for a about 20 seconds. My favorite to this day is Nutella and banana. For a special treat add a bit of coconut flakes. Now that is one awesome desert. You can also put saute veggies and cheese inside for meal-type savory dish.
So although Le Chandeleur has passed go out and try making some crepes. They are delicious!