Sunday, February 16, 2014


Beef Bourguignon was on the menu one night. I haven't made it in years. Ina's recipe was a bit easier than Julia's. The first time I had Beef Bourguignon was as a small child at a dinner party. I thought it was awful, but dutifully ate every bit and thanked the chef. My mom would have killed me otherwise. I'm glad my palette became better developed as I grew up, but I'll never forget that first time. I hope I didn't make faces.

Igniting the cognac was a trip. What a huge flame! I hope my eyebrows grow back eventually. The dish was delicious and it's really nothing more complicated than regular beef stew. The booze (cognac and red wine) make the dish. I served it over egg noodles with a crusty baguette for dipping.

Ina also made seafood chowder. I defrosted my lobster stock and set off to the seafood market for scallops, shrimp, crab, and mahi mahi chunks. Not a bad dinner. Can you believe I forgot to add heavy cream at the end? It really didn't need it

750 blog posts later, I'm still chugging along. All my favorite recipes are linked here and sometimes I can figure out when I made a particular quilt. Flickr helps with that too! Thanks for sticking with me and commenting so I'm not just talking to myself (not that there's anything wrong with that! ;) Have a great week!


  1. Congrats on 750! Your quirky and eclectic blog is one of my favorites and you're definitely not talking to yourself. The hilarious post about the shoes still makes me smile. But don't get me started on the snakes :) Blog on, missy!

  2. One of my favourite blogs too ever since I got to know you on QB. Keep on blogging, your posts always make me smile, sometimes laugh !

  3. I agree with Lyn - one of my favorite blogs to visit. Love your sense of humor and your quick ability to try lots of new sewing projects. I've made a bunch of stuff after seeing them on your blog.

  4. Love to read your humor, the recipes and the sewing projects. Keep at it!


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