Quick Pickled Vegetables

Yellow Beet

I really do try to involve my kids in the grocery shopping/cooking experience. Sometimes though, my lack of time and patience leaves me standing in the kitchen in a frenzied state. That’s when I exile the kids to their rooms to study the life-cycle of an earthworm or read Proust while I prepare our (insert fabulously delicious dinner here – hint: could be hot dogs) meal.

Today was different. My youngest kid made pickled vegetables with me. Continue reading

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Paris at a Glance…

Anyone who knows me is aware of my grand plan to make an escape from San Francisco to Paris (especially my husband, and gosh is he sick of hearing about it) I know, I know, San Francisco’s not the worst place one could call home, but Paris…

Come on, it’s Paris.

My most recent visit was over the Christmas holiday with my family (I plan on writing a post on Paris with kids in the future) It was a wonderful, albeit wet and chilly trip, with lots of fantastic food, plenty of champagne and sooooo much sightseeing. Unfortunately my grasp of the French language is poor, so I often made mistakes when ordering food and drinks. I believe one evening I asked for a glass of “monkeys” instead of sparkling water…

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Easy Make Ahead Hors d’oeuvre ~ Crab Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Crab stuffed cherry tomatoes

 

Hors d’oeuvre.

The word sounds intimidating doesn’t it?

Try spelling it.

After years of preparing the “hors d’oeuvre” I usually end up misspelling it. Okay, I always misspell it. Sometimes I switch the “o” with the “u” and inadvertently insert of these: ✂️ and occasionally one of these: ☂ The word confuses me.

Then I just Google it and voilà!

Hors d’oeuvre

Unlike the word, the actual hors d’oeuvre doesn’t have to be intimidating or complicated. I’m a sucker for a good one, and I’ve been known to make a meal out of them, so if you invite me to your party make sure you’ve made plenty. Have some champagne too. I love champagne.

These crab stuffed cherry tomatoes are super simple, can be made ahead, and are sure to be a hit at your next cocktail party.  Continue reading

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