30 November 2010
my FAVORITE winter french dish! nothing is better than
meat, potatoes, and cheese on a cold winter night!
heres what you need:
*potatoes are a must! i like to add some veggies.
i had some green beans and pepper and also a shallot so
i threw them in. also, cornichons are a great addition.
*the raclette cheese is what makes the dish!
you can use whichever pork cuts you want.
i chose ham, prosciutto, and saucisson (my favorite).
in order to make this tasty meal you need a raclette machine:
*the top part is for grilling the veggies and meat
and the bottom is for melting the cheese in
the little pans. the only thing you need
to prepare beforehand is to boil the
potatoes for about thirty minutes. the rest is
done with this great little machine.
*raclette should be served with a crisp
white. an alsacian pinot blanc is great!
29 November 2010
ho ho ho. today was a fabulous day spent with some great gals on the
champs elysee. paris is known for their markets and this was a great one!
we spent our afternoon sipping vin chaud (mulled wine) and
browsing little Christmas huts filled with all kinds of goodies
lining the street all the way down to place de la concorde.
such a great afternoon despite the wintry weather.
*look at the size of this tartiflette!
*amanda enjoying her wine
*being touristy. if you look
all the way down the street...
right of suz's eskimo hood...
you can see the arc de triomphe.
*cute little dolls.
*my first time to try russian
caviar. it was great with
our russian vodka :)
*nothing seems more Christmasy
than cute polar bears and a
bottle of grand marnier?
so happy Christmas cheer
has begun :)
27 November 2010
thanksgiving this year was great! i spent most of the day cooking green bean casserole in a tiny kitchen and converting measurements. i am happy i got to talk to my family on video chat. my dad and i made our green bean casseroles together...only a small ocean apart. i am thankful that i was invited to a feast chez louis with friends and coworkers. it was a blast! and everybody made wonderful food! hope you had a happy turkey day too!
23 November 2010
mid november in france means that the new
beaujolais wines are released. the first day
they are out is a very popular night to go out
and taste the new wines from that region to
see if it is a good year for beaujolais. i have
purchased two bottles this week and have tried
them with seb. i think i like the labels more
than i like the wine...i guess i will have to
try out some more :)
some of my favorite london pics ive taken.
here is my list of things to do:
*the last time i went i discovered the
bourough street market. a MUST see!
it is interesting for everyone but if you love
looking at food as much as i do you
will be in foodie heaven.
try some sangria! cheers!
THE TATE MODERN
*such a cool museum. in an old factory
just next to the new millennium bridge.
THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
*i loved this museum! such a crazy array
of portraits of england's royalty, celebrities,
and more. there is everything from the tudor
family to kate moss.
*sigh...this is probably at the top of my list.
i remember the first time i went my
heart almost stopped. i think it is my
favorite store that i can actual afford
to shop at.
*one thing i noticed in london town is that most
bars close relatively early. seb and i saw the
lion king and stumbled into this awesome bar/
restaurant in covent garden. they have great
drinks, they are opened late, and i LOVED
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20 November 2010
such a cute little restaurant in the 2e arrondissement.
i felt as though i was in a little bird nest enjoying tasty food.
some of the seats are literal tree swings tied to faux limbs.
another plus is they offer shiatsu massages after dinner.
i have yet to try that but it is something different :)
the dishes are creatively plated and the food is delicious.
19 November 2010
the bar of all bars.
the hemingway bar at the ritz in paris is the
ultimate cocktail extravaganza.
the bar was named after hemingway because
it is where he passed many hours drinking
during his time in paris.
i have been a couple of times and it is a
one drink stop because of the high price.
but the price is worth the ambiance, an incredible
drink, some tasty nibbles and a flower :)
my cute sista.