Roast Beef – Sous Vide

Roast Beef – Sous Vide

My traditional Christmas roast isn’t turkey. I like to make a beef roast for Christmas. Since I now have a sous vide machine, this year’s roast was cooked sous vide and finished with a reverse sear in the oven. It turned out pretty good. It was medium rare...
Linguine alla Carbonara

Linguine alla Carbonara

I love pasta with carbonara sauce. It’s a simple pasta dressing that I managed to make much more complex. In it’s basic form it’s just pancetta, eggs and cheese. I decided to make this version with pancetta, bacon, garlic, wine, cheese and a...
Braising on the Grill

Braising on the Grill

It’s been hot here… really hot. Uncharacteristically hot. With lots of humidity. Spring was long cold and wet. It’s August and this is the first time that it really felt like summer here. I guess that’s why this hot weather feels extra hot to...
A Mexican Feast – Dave Style

A Mexican Feast – Dave Style

I love it when Dave has Mondays off and he feels like cooking. It usually ends in a dinner party with great friends and amazing food (with chef Dave cooking all day). Yes, I am aware I am one lucky woman! This last Monday, we were treated to a Mexican feast of spanish...
Mini Sliders and Mojito Monday!

Mini Sliders and Mojito Monday!

Living with an amateur gourmet chef has many advantages … Like coming home on a Monday night to fancy mini sliders and Mojitos! I love Dave’s sliders. This time around he had two options. One with goat cheese Brie, bacon and apple chutney. One with...
Basil-ica Cocktail

Basil-ica Cocktail

I bought a bottle of St. Germain elderflower liqueur because Julianne loves pink champagne and elderflower liqueur goes really well with it. So now I’ve got this rather large bottle of liqueur and I needed to find other drinks to make with it. I stumbled across...

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