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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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"En papillote" ... simply means wrapped up in parchment or foil, then baked, causing the food to steam in its pocket. Honestly, I would just as soon steam on the stovetop as I'm not sure what the oven imparts to steaming. Dorie suggested baby bok choy for this papillote dish... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Chez Nous
The Master Bathroom is a room in our home that not many people see. It's my little huge sanctuary with an equally huge tub, separate "water closet", large shower with a waterfall shower head and my very own sink and vanity. I prefer to keep as many things as possible... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Chez Nous
My mother-in-law is always generous in giving gifts when she visits and I was so happy to receive these beautiful shapely vases on one of her visits. However, I've always struggled with inspiration for filling them. They are both quite tall and seem to demand leafy, spindly branches. Forsythia is... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Chez Nous
Quiche, as I knew it growing up in France, was usually filled with ham and gruyère and the filling was ample egg custard. I think it's safe to say that quiche has evolved quite a lot over the years since it became a world traveler. In America, we've kind of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Chez Nous
If you saw the previous post, you read the more tutorial approach to making a shower coordinate, but in this post, I want to share the other details, such as the food and the more personal side that beautiful afternoon. I wanted the food to reflect the color theme, too... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Chez Nous
Welcome to the Create Inspiration Team's April Party! We are so excited to share some DIY Spring and Easter themed projects with you today. Before we jump into our featured tutorials, we have an exciting announcement..... Jessica Sprague's new sister site, Snap Click Supply Company, is now officially LIVE! We... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Chez Nous
I've taken a bit of a self-induced, unintentional sabbatical from blogging these last couple of weeks. This is a one-man show and when other demands grab me, I always do the priorities' dance. The priority these last couple of weeks has been preparing for and throwing Emily's baby shower. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Chez Nous
It's been a busy couple of weeks and blogging hasn't taken a priority in the midst of it all, but I'm checking in quick today to tell you that I've got lots in the queue to share with you! Not the least of which is this lovely salmon with asparagus,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Chez Nous
Another weekend ... another roadtrip. As long as Ben is playing collegiate baseball, many of our spring weekends will be spent traveling to watch him play. This was one of those weekends. Oregon is always beautiful, but in my opinion, springtime is exceptional. Montana may claim the Big Sky, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Chez Nous
I love roasted Cornish Hens. I love stuffing. I don't love stuffing in a bird. But I chose to comply to Dorie's recipe ... I made the stuffing (only one slice of —gluten-free— bread), a quarter pound of sausage (I used a mixture of mild and hot Italian, housemade at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Chez Nous
Refresh ... my word for the year. There aren't many big things in my life that need refreshing ... just tons of small ones that will add up to a huge refreshment by the end of the year if I'm diligent. Small things ... like painting walls. I painted this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at Chez Nous
I love weekends. They are all different ... the ones when Ken and I are home alone working on projects and hanging out are wonderful. I also appreciate the ones when we see our kids that don't live in our house anymore. This past weekend found us venturing a couple... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Chez Nous
Tartines — {pronounced tar-teens and if you can roll that "r" in the back of your throat, you'll have an authentic French prononciation} — have nothing to do with "little tarts" and everything to do with open-faced sandwiches ... or rather simply bread spread with a topping, like Nutella or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Chez Nous
I only made a half recipe ... and STILL almost a week later ... still have soup! At least I now have an option to serve to a huge group of hungry, cold people! :)
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2014 on French Fridays | Garbure at Chez Nous
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I know ... it would be so lovely to share with friends on a wintry evening.
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2014 on French Fridays | Garbure at Chez Nous
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Thanks, Kathy. Glad you liked it, too.
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2014 on French Fridays | Garbure at Chez Nous
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Thanks so much ... in this Pacific Northwest winter weather, it's so hard to get natural light photos!
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2014 on French Fridays | Garbure at Chez Nous
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It was wonderful, Liz. And worth adding to the regular winter menu list!
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2014 on French Fridays | Garbure at Chez Nous
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It was a busy weekend in terms of physical work. We worked cleaning out the garage, hauling things off to the dump, selling things, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning bathrooms, making beds, taking trips to the thrift shop, painting walls... There's still so much to do, so much to clear out, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Chez Nous
{Photo taken in 1983, my senior year of high school, Andorra, the Pyrenees} Europeans, on the whole, are fabulous soup makers and the French seem to have made it a particular art form. From consommés to hearty soups like this Garbure, they know how to coax flavor and sustenance out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Chez Nous
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I know what you mean, Candice! I usually end up tying knots along the twine to keep the banner pieces in the approximate place that I want them in. These brads made this banner so much easier to construct, for sure.
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I'm glad you like it, Irish Lass! :)
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Mine usually just sit there naked, but I think they look darling with ribbons on them. :)
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Thanks Donna. I felt fortunate to find that card!
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Thanks, Betsy!
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