Archive | October, 2012

Behind the scenes with NOLA chef and rose water profiteroles

19 Oct

On my recent trip to lands far-away, culinary inspiration hit me hard. I love trying new foods, flavors and combinations. But I must admit that after two years of living in Buenos Aires, even a medialuna filled with dulce de leche was seeming exciting to me. But after travelling around the US for three weeks, seeing the variety and endless possibilities of tastes and textures, I knew I had to step out of my fruit pie comfort zone and do something different.

This must-needed change came in the form of a bottle of rose-water extract and a request from NOLA chef for profiteroles to serve as a dessert at her weekly Mexican pop-up night at Tout le monde café.

NOLA chef Mexican

I had never played with rose water before, mostly because I have traumatic childhood memories of a strongly-perfumed rose soap, but I won’t bore you with that story. Rose water is strong and must be used sparingly. A little goes a long way. It’s got an amazingly fresh and floral (duh) flavor that complements perfectly fresh fruit. I chose to go with strawberries since they are in season right now. Continue reading

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I <3 Wisconsin

15 Oct

Some of you may know, I’m a country girl. I grew up on a farm. I have that sweet, heavy aroma of grass and cow manure running through my veins. I’m wild, dirty and I love it.

I recently got back from a weekend getaway to Wisconsin, which was filled with beer, cheese, sunshine and family. If you’ve never been, these images will surely give you an idea of the paradise that lies beyond the cornfields…

Wisconsin FarmI ❤ Farms

BratsI ❤ brats.

I ❤ apples.

I ❤ cheese.

I ❤ autumn.

 

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