I know, I've been complaining about Texas heat way too much, but I've found it hard lately to cook anything that requires the use of the stove or the oven.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Today celebrates our three-year wedding anniversary. Juan and I met in 2001 when I was coming to Austin, TX for a year as an exchange student at UT. The relationship that we have built over the years is something I would not change for anything in the world. And marriage has brought us even closer! We listen to each other better, have more respect for each other, work together as real partners in life. I love my life! Juan is my buoy, my beacon and the reason for the better person I have become.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I was reminded a few days ago, of our trip to Italy and the simplicity of the food. Pasta with olive oil, garlic and hot chili peppers (spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino)... Pasta with tomato and basil (pasta pomodoro)...
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I'm glad I was able to cook with my brother David while he was visiting us in Austin. He loves cooking as much as I do and I like to learn cooking tips from him. Before leaving Paris, he had asked me if there was anything I needed from France as far as cooking gear or ingredients.
- David prefers to use a puff pastry dough but I personally prefer a pie dough.
- Better make a light caramel than a too dark one. A light blond color is good. Too dark and it makes the apples bitter.
- Do eat the tarte lukewarm.
- DO serve it with vanilla ice-cream or creme fraiche.
- I know I could make my own pie dough, it's easy to make and I do like to make a lot of things from scratch but I've learned to take some shortcuts. A good quality store bought pie dough works very well!
Monday, June 9, 2008
My brother David arrived from Paris a few days ago. He had never experienced Texas barbecue before so we took him to Black's barbecue in Lockhart, TX. Now that I've been living in the US for so many years, I realize how much barbecue is a BIG debate in the South. But I had never heard about it prior to that.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
It's too good to keep it just for myself! You MUST try Miles of Chocolate baked chocolate dessert. If you love chocolate, then you will adore it. It has an intense, I mean INTENSE chocolate flavor that is out of this world. I just can't get enough of it! It's addictive! It's made here in Austin, TX and sold at these locations. But you can order it and have it shipped to you in the US. Most people like it cold and dense in texture but I prefer it soft, when it's been left out a little... Gooey, sticky, sooo decadent. It's my personal sin.