Saturday, January 3, 2015

j u s t o n e p i c !



an image of our son, Jay interviewing Jay Ajayi after the Fiesta Bowl.

#jaysarethebest

#workhardandbenice

 #countingblessingsbeforesleep

#hashtagsmakemesmile

#dreamson34thstreetcometrue

withLove

Friday, January 2, 2015

F r e n c h b r e a d o n F r i d a y !


M r.  D's  



C H A R C U T E R I E


charcuterie (/ʃɑrˌktəˈr/ or /ʃɑrˈktəri/; northern French: [ʃaʁkytˈʁi] or southern

 French: [ʃaʁkytəˈʁi], from chair 'flesh' and cuit'cooked') is the branch of cooking devoted

 to prepared meat products, such as baconhamsausageterrinesgalantines,ballotines,

pâtés, and confit, primarily from pork. charcuterie is part of the garde manger (pantry) 

chef's repertoire. originally intended as a way to preserve meat before the advent of 

refrigeration, they are prepared today for their flavors derived from the preservation processes.




hello lovelies!

most of you know that i am allergic to pork.

(i know, it's very sad.)

i developed the allergy in my late 50's.

the two hardest things for me to give up were prosciutto and pancetta.




one day, Mr D and i were out walking in a winter wonderland

 shopping for Christmas presents when he

 said, "Lynne, i am going to try to make prosciutto out of duck breast."

( at the same time i am thinking...how cool...and...could this be safe? )

hmmmmm...

that mind of his never ceases to surprise me! 



( i found this recipe to share with you.)


he read up...researched the process...

...and prepared the first piece for our petite charcuterie.



Mr D cured our breast in a mixture of kosher salt with a little of

Kimberly Taylor's  tiggy & grace apple wood smoked salt and brown sugar. 

YUM...

le petit magret de canard cured in the upstairs fridge for two days.




it was bundled in cheesecloth with care and moved

to hang in the downstairs mini fridge (which also happens to be the kiddos

chalkboard)  for at least two weeks.




i know... the image of hanging meat in a mini fridge is not pretty. 



this image found here is a bit easier to look at.

( perhaps... i should have encouraged Mr D to use pretty bakers twine and

vintage tags for the romance of blogging...

...SO NOT GOING TO HAPPEN...as THIS was HIS DEAL. )

i must proclaim that our petite piece of charcuterie is beginning to smell divine!


:: ici ::


 i will be putting Christmas away this weekend.

i sort of love the idea of keeping the twinkle lights lit for the dark days of winter.


***


it's time to hit the shower!

back to the real world!

withLove!

Monday, December 29, 2014

they super power me to the moon and back!

hello beautifuls!


the capes and magic goggles were a hit!

( last night...in flight! )

they are the real deal and do possess super powers!

just ask the grandparents!

withLove!