Sweet Baby Jesus, KFC and 13 Desserts

I’ve been remiss in my continued Christmas posting, but I have three new Christmas food traditions to tell you about so I can make up for it.   Cougnou, Belgium You know that nursery rhyme about blackbirds being baked in a pie? I always though that was a bit gross (notwithstanding the fact that at…

Vegan in Paris

French food is generally famous for being stinky, fatty, meaty, cheesy and glorious, but it doesn’t really come to mind when thinking of vegan options. So, what can a vegan, who speaks no French* and can’t afford the restaurants, eat in Paris? Baguette! Baguette is probably the best bread in the world. It is nothing…

the verdict, the next topic and a little victory dance

I’ve been out for a few days and I apologise. I, along with a great many others, was kinda busy electioneering, then recovering/bludging. Al I’m gonna say on the matter is “Woohoo, a Green in the House of Reps, 9 (9!) Green Senators, and highest Green vote, well, ever! Yay!”. That’s it, I’m done now….

beouf bourguingon

At the risk of being very clichéd (ooh, French word), I’m going to ask… have you seen Julie and Julia? If you haven’t, as a food blog reader, you should. If you have, you’ll know that Beouf Bourguingon has become the dish that all food-bloggers must cook and write about, and so you’ll understand my…

How do you say “Epic Fail” in French?

According to the internets, it can’t be translated well, but a literal translation would be, “échec épique”. In French or in English,those are the best words to describe my attempt at creme caramel. I had this great idea, to make one with coconut milk and agar agar. It could have been great. I should have…

I heart soup

I’ve said it before. I love soup. I love it almost as much as this guy. Its warm, its filling, its tasty and it has lots of vegetables. What’s not to love? And, in the “soup” section of my heart, I reserve the top draw for French soups. Careful crafting, only the best vegies (no…

Picnic

Lately, the weekends have seen Mr and I either driving around the countryside looking at empty blocks of land (we’re thinking of moving), or doing election stuff for the Greens. French week saw one weekend full of the former, and me preparing a picnic lunch for a cold, wet day. In winter I adore having…

tart n stuff

On the menu this post is a tart, a salad, and some paté (i totally just worked out how to add accent I might be slow to the game, but I’m still pretty pleased with myself). First, the mushroom pate. I sort of made this up as I went. I ground walnuts and green onion…

French food – the menu

Its France week!!! I can hardly contain my excitement. Hooray!!!! *jumping* As I am so excited, I’m going to make a departure from my usual format, and introduce the food before introducing the country. There’ll be an introduction to France, I promise, but right now I’m too excited and salivatory (is it a word? is…