Archive for February, 2012

Beef Burgundy (Boeuf Bourguignon)

Beef Burgundy

Having a partiality to certain foods can be understandable when it awakens fond memories.  Whenever stressed, I think of my happy place and I’m back in Burgundy, France.  The food, wine, countryside and beautiful villages are a source of inspiration that I always think about returning to. Beef Burgundy (Boeuf Bourguignon) and Escargot were the […]

Vesper Martini


Paul and I are both James Bond film fans, with Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan having been our favorite Bonds until Daniel Craig appeared and completely revamped the Bond-scape in Casino Royale, the 2nd big-screen realization of Ian Fleming’s first Bond novel of the same name.  With Jason Bourne having been on the scene for […]

Slow Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

Slow Roasted Garlic and Lemon Chicken

This post is a tip of the hat to the lovely Nigella Lawson for reminding us how easy preparing a delicious and beautiful supper can be.  Like many people, I used to shy away from roasting a whole chicken for fear of under or over-cooking, or using too much or not enough seasonings, or otherwise […]