I was procrastinating this morning. I have perfected procrastination and it is now an art form. In the middle of my morning I was getting ready to write this post and in doing some research I stumbled upon a beautiful blog My French Kitchen. You must visit-it is a beautiful world to procrastinate in -from the clever writings, the gorgeous photos and the watercolors-they left me breathless. As I scrolled through and came upon the first recipe card-so beautifully illustrated with her watercolors, I wanted to run out and buy watercolors and start sketching. I love this world of blogging-so much to inspire .
And speaking of inspiring-another incredible dish by Dorie Greenspan. I thought I loved the chicken I roasted a few weeks ago-the Beef Daube-is another new love. A daube is the French way of describing stew. Beef stew is a good go to dish on a cold blustery day, and everyone has their own favorite recipe. Just once, set aside that recipe and try this one-this is no ordinary stew. From the pan searing, braising in a bottle of wine-yes a bottle-and the smell of the sauce and garlic permeating the house -a culinary pleasure you must try. Parsnips have become my new favorite vegetable this Fall, I've been adding them to everything and so I was excited to see them as an option to add for this recipe. And of course I added them ! Have you bought Around My French Table yet ? No ? Add it to your Christmas list-I'm sure Santa will appreciate the results. Bon Appetit and Happy Holidays.