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Tammy Circeo
Interests: music, friendship, health and wellness, children, movies, books, baseball, photography, family, food & drink, decorating, collecting, home, memories, scrapbooking. . .
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This is our Ben's last year in college, therefore his last year playing college ball, so we are trying to get to as many games as possible. His team played in Ellensburg over the weekend so I trekked over the mountains to see him. It really is a beautiful drive... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Chez Nous
One thing that I love about many French dishes is the fact that there is an attached story. And then either because the story is so compelling or the dish is so exquisite in flavor, those dishes become classics. True classics that, according to Dorie, have stood the test of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Chez Nous
Life goes so quickly, doesn't it, Cher?
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2015 on Baking Chez Moi | Lemon Madeleines at Chez Nous
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Thank you, Patty. This "set" is really a collection of four dessert plates and cups/saucers in four different colors: the green you see, blue, gold, and raspberry. It's really beautiful.
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2015 on Baking Chez Moi | Lemon Madeleines at Chez Nous
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I think you're right, Denise! It would make them happy.
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2015 on Baking Chez Moi | Lemon Madeleines at Chez Nous
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I DIDN'T know that, Mom! Make some Madeleines!!
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2015 on Baking Chez Moi | Lemon Madeleines at Chez Nous
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In my world, things that serve as pegs to hang our memories on are important. Those things can be stories OR possessions ... :)
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2015 on Baking Chez Moi | Lemon Madeleines at Chez Nous
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I grew up seeing these little sugar-dusted shells in the windows of French patisseries and always thought they must be difficult to make. I'm sure I only thought that because they are shell shaped AND in the window of a French patisserie. I never gave a thought to making them... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Chez Nous
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Dorie suggests that there is an "I-love-innards" gene in some people that allows them to eat innards with gusto and the rest of us chance upon the love of innards in one of three other ways: Mom served them when we were young. We grew up on a farm, or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at Chez Nous
The weekends we spend sitting in baseball stands or pacing the right or left field lines are reluctantly coming to a close. This is our Ben's last college season and we are taking advantage of every chance to watch him play. It gives me so much joy, pride, and happiness... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at Chez Nous
I had a few minutes to kill on a rainy afternoon and found myself in the University bookstore perusing cookbooks. It is always an acceptable pastime. I'd been eyeing Mimi Thorrison's book A Year in My French Kitchen for a while and as I stood in the warm bookstore reading... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Chez Nous
Unexpected. Surprisingly ... unexpectedly ... delicious. Those were the only words we had when we first tasted this tart. I, for one, never thought of grapefruit as a dessert possibility and was thoroughly convinced otherwise after the first bite. But let's back up a bit to the crust part where... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at Chez Nous
Weekends come and weekends go ... life happens and we meet it as it comes our way. And that is how two weekends have passed without my posting! Busyness and sickness claimed my time. Last weekend was Valentine's weekend and after spending an afternoon with our Matthew Boy so that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Chez Nous
There must be as many ways to make a cous cous stew as there are cooks that make it. The recipe is decidedly not French, but belongs to neighbors from the south ... the Moroccans ... and has made its way into the French culture much like Mexican food has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Chez Nous
Thank you, Cathleen. The lace background is a square table topper that my grandmother crocheted for me early in my marriage. She is gone now and any time I can use something that her hands touched is a time that I feel loved and cared for, too. She was such a sweet Mama Trudy and I'm so grateful to have many of her things in my home that I love and use daily... especially in my kitchen: her 80+ year old cast-iron skillet, platters, depression glass, bowls ... I love them all.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2015 on Baking Chez Moi | Marquise Au Chocolat at Chez Nous
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I should've cut those large chunks a little to have made it easier to melt, but it all worked out fine.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2015 on Baking Chez Moi | Marquise Au Chocolat at Chez Nous
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Thanks, Kathy. Loved it ... a little too much. :)
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2015 on Baking Chez Moi | Marquise Au Chocolat at Chez Nous
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Agreed!
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2015 on Baking Chez Moi | Marquise Au Chocolat at Chez Nous
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I made it according to Dorie's recommendation and of course, she rarely leads me astray.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2015 on Baking Chez Moi | Marquise Au Chocolat at Chez Nous
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Have you ever stocked up on lettuces, greens, and herbs at the market only to have them wilt and go soggy before you could use them all? This is what I do with mine to keep them fresh longer. When I get home from the market—even if I've purchased greens... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Chez Nous
If there's anything the French know, it's chocolate. Furthermore, it's chocolate mousse ... that satisfying, deep flavor with the airy texture is enough to weaken even the strongest of wills. A Marquise au Chocolat is a little step beyond the common mousse that finds its way to many French children's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Chez Nous
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The weekend was slow, quiet, mostly rainy with bursts of sunshine here and there, like Sunday morning that dawned bright and blue ... plenty of time to wake up slow listening to the rain fall, sip more than one morning coffee, peruse cookbooks, write lists, talk with loved ones, watch... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Chez Nous
When Alice and I were cooking together last month, she was talking about some of the recipes she needed to make up and asked me about the ones I had missed. I told her I had no clue! And after she left, I sat down with my book to see... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Chez Nous
The first time I had ceviche was when we had returned to our former home to sign the closing papers. Our realtor, who was also a friend and for whom we had brought fresh, wild salmon, invited us to her home and made ceviche with some of the salmon. At... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Chez Nous
It was rainy afternoon and I was on a mission at the bookstore. Invariably, I ended up in the cookbook section, lost in the possibility of so many kitchen adventures. As you can imagine, I'm drawn to French cookbooks and Mimi Thorisson's is no exception. Her beautiful book A Kitchen... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Chez Nous