Just because it “can” happen doesn’t mean it will

I heard this somewhere in the context of bad things happening. That phrase has kept my mind from taking me down dark paths. I once had a therapist who asked me “if it does happen, then what?”“What’s the worst thing that can happen?” She asked me to play that all the way out, and when…

Au Revoir to France and ¡Hola Latin America!

I am so thrilled that I MADE IT!!!! SIX months! Did you hear me scream from the rooftop? For so many reasons I am happy and ecstatic. I spent 6 months cooking in a tradition that bloody scared me. French cooking is intimidating even for the experienced cook and yet, I made a vow to…

Vingt-deux~Filet of Beef au Poivre

Hello there! I have had a wonderful break and I am looking forward to finishing out my French Cooking whirlwind. June is my last month cooking French and I am so excited to get my hands on some fine Latin American foods stating in July!!! So stick with me my dear and devoted friends. Check…

Trente et un. A Lenten Journey~La Cuisine Française

These last couple of days I have had plenty of time to think about French Cooking. An Ice Storm hit us and we were out of light and electricity. I was able to do things via my mobile device (for however long that lasted) but French cooking and technique was out of the picture. We…