Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Frog legs, freezing and all things France.


Have you ever seen a frogs leg? They have  a very similar muscle structure to humans. Check it out.

Yeah…we had to coat those babies, deep fry them and eat them at school. Truth, they taste kind of like chicken. However I could not get over the idea that I was gnawing on a human leg, therefore I could only eat one bite.


Chance of Rain47 °F

Chance of Rain

30% chance of precipitation

Fall is officially here and it has brought rain and much colder temperatures. I am really loving it though. Cold and overcast is wonderful to me. Remind me I said that in January and February.

And last but of course not least. Lately I have been obsessed with the idea of traveling to France. We are hopefully going next summer, but I am getting antsy. Reading blogs like this one don’t help the matter much. I have gotten a Learn French for Beginners course from the library and I am looking forward to learning some new French words.

Hope your fall is starting out wonderful!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Peach Chutney


This recipe is not mine. It’s from one of the chef’s at school. I had to wrestle and beg ahem…I mean ask nicely for it. Please make this and smother it all over your face. I mean eat it on toast or chicken or dip things into it or can it or do whatever you want with it, just make it!

Peach Chutney

  • · 1 qt peaches, peeled and diced
  • · 1.5c white sugar
  • · ½ c brown sugar
  • · 1 c red wine vinegar
  • · ½ red onion diced
  • · ½ white onion diced
  • · 1 red bell pepper, fire roasted, diced
  • · ¼ c candied ginger
  • · ½ c dried cherries
  • · 1/2 c dark rum
  • · 1/2t cinnamon
  • · 1/2t allspice
  • · 1/8t mace
  • · 3 thai chili

Mix everything together. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low low simmer and cook 1-2 hours. Low and slow is key here!!