Last week I was out shopping Michael’s craft store and was lucky to find a local used bookstore. They were small and charming. I love books and have stated before that I am cookbook addict. So of course while in there I picked up these three babies. The Julia Child book I had never seen so of course it had to go right into the shopping basket. The Joy of Cooking was another one that I have been looking at getting for years, but had wanted to get an older addition. This one was from 1986 and was loved well. The last was something I could not resist. Potatoes are my favorite vegetable and I can never seem to get enough of them. While I do have a tried and true family recipe that I use to make potato salad, I feel it is time to step out of the box and try some new potato salad recipes.
Wow, I have not been on my blog in a while. I have to admit that this summer got away from me and this took a back seat. My daughter is now in college and settling in nicely, which now lends to more time for my cooking pursuit. So up this week I will blog several new recipes. Today I was at Trader Joe’s and bought artichokes. While I have never cooked them before, Julia Child has a recipe I have been wanting to try. Also because it is going into fall I will be attempting some new bread recipes. Have made a few loaves but never anything I can really say has stuck out in my mind as fantastic. So look for several blogs this week on all the new stuff I will be trying.
Yes, I have a cook book addiction. Well a book addiction for certain. It’s extremely hard for me to walk out of a bookstore without having something in hand. Today I went into the Jo Ann Fabrics to get fabric for a sewing project. Because it’s 24 miles away, I had to look around the whole store. What happens, I leave with 5 new cookbooks. Two of them I know my daughter will manage to take off to college with her come fall. One I couldn’t resist because I am a huge fan. The second one was because I like to bake. The third was because my Mother in Law gave me a mini doughnut maker for a gift a year ago and I have only used it once. Now I’d probably had used the doughnut maker more if I had more than recipe for it, hence the new book. When it comes to cookbooks, I am like a kid In the candy store and I want them all. Can you guess which books the daughter will take?
I am still contemplating my new recipe for the week, perhaps it will come from one of these new books. I can’t say for certain as I also love kitchen gadgets as well and have a tagine I have not used yet. So it really could be anything. My husband talked about going out to dinner on Friday, but I am thinking I might like to surprise him with something new that I have made.
For those who wondered what recipe I used for the Coq au Vin, it was Julia’s of course.
This week I started this blog and have yet to cook something new. It has been real adventure learning how to blog and how WordPress works. Yes if you use the desktop to work and edit it is much different from using your iPad. So lesson for the week, I will mostly post from my desktop. Now onto picking something out for the week. Today is Saturday and the end of the week for me, so no new recipe for tonight. Tonight I am trying out a Ramen Noodle Shop that I have never been and recently heard about. Hopefully they will be good. Really looking forward to it.
So what to cook for the new week, let’s try Sunday dinner. I have Mastering the Art of French Cooking that I really need to cook from.My family bought me both volumes and will be visiting in a month. I am sure they will expect to sample some new recipes that I have learned from it. I will attempt the Coq au Vin tomorrow. Originally I was going to try this recipe a few weeks back but was sick and just not feeling it. Now that I am all better I am excited to try it and serve it with mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts as sides. I am also thinking of making Creme Brulee as dessert. My husband bought me a little kitchen torch and dishes. I have never used them or made Creme Brulee before either. But figure why now go all out the first time out for cooking for my blog. I will take pictures and post afterwards how it all turned out. Happy Eating!!!
My name is Robyn and I love to cook. I admit that my cookbook collection is crazy. When I pass by cookie cutters in the store I have to resist buying new ones. My two favorite places to shop are William & Sonoma and The Cooks Warehouse. So I have created this blog to share my recipes, food experiments and new food things I try. My goal is to try one new recipe a week and blog about it. To expand my cooking knowledge and learn new things. If I happen to try more than one in a week then. I will write about each one in that week. I will post pictures as well. Would love your feedback as well. Bon Appetit!!