Archive for November, 2010


Well I love my cooking, but sometimes the world just goes to fast and the next thing I know my baby just turned 2, my boyfriend grew a pot belly, the VCR player is passé and grey hairs are growing faster on my skull than poison Ivy on a hot summer day!

So let’s take time to breathe, look around, make contact with the people that we love and be present in our everyday lives.

Here’s a great video on kindness that I absolutely had to share with you. Because let’s face it, the world can only be a better place if we take the time to be kind… 🙂

The video is made by Amy Krouse Rosenthal who is also the author of children’s books and as she puts it grown-up books. Amy also loves to cook, make something out of nothing and make wishes, hmm, we seem to have a lot in common!


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Sometimes I feel as though I was born in the wrong era. In my heart, I’m a 1950’s girl. I love pretty much everything about the 50’s, the music, the dresses, the innocence and…the kitchen’s! But since we haven’t figured out a way to turn back time yet, and no Bill & Ted’s time machine is in sight, I guess I’ll just have to settle on some vintage items such as these GREAT retro aprons!

I LOVE these wonderful aprons by Boojiboo and they have cupcakes and owls on them!

I still can’t get over this christmas inspired one and it’s only 17$! Did you see the beautiful stove in the background!

Jessie Steele has a great selection of retro looking aprons as well, both are 32,95$.

Carolyn’s Kitchen also offers a nice variety of vintage looking aprons but the prices are a bit higher (around 45$)

Regardless, all these aprons are beautiful and they can make a wonderful christmas gift for yourself of a friend that loves to cook 🙂

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French onion soup

Ah, onion soup! It’s so easy to make, I don’t understand why it’s that hard to find a tasty one at a restaurant! For those at home who are still searching for THE onion soup recipe, well here it is, straight from my mother’s cook book, handwritten and all. You can’t say that this recipe isn’t homey, just by the look of it, with all that drizzling cheese, it instantly warms up my heart 🙂


-6 onions (chopped)
-3 tablespoons of butter
-1/2 cup of white wine
-2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
-6 cups of beef broth
-2 Bay leaves
-salt, pepper
-1 1/2  cups of grated cheese (Cheddar, Gruyère, or Swiss)
-Pain baguette or any bread you like

Melt the butter in a casserole. Cook the onions on medium heat for about 20 minutes (keep an eye on them so that they don’t burn!). Add the wine and reduce 2/3 of it. Add the flour and incorporate the broth, the salt & pepper and the Bay leaves. Cook at a low temperature for about 30 minutes.

Once your soup is done and you’re ready to serve it, heat up your bread in the oven or if it’s sliced you can put it in the toaster.

Take an onion soup bol, or a bowl that goes in the oven (i.e.creuset) and put some grated cheese in the bottom of the bowl. Add the soup but leave some space on top for you bread. Add the bread on top and cover it with cheese, the more the merrier!

Broil in the oven til the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes…

Note: The next day, you can heat up your soup in the micro-wave and repeat the process with the bread & cheese in the oven. It’s a great meal to have after a hard day at work!

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