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Hello dear readers,
I am in the process of attempting to migrate my blog. It’s quite complicated and I have no idea what I’m doing, so in the next week or so, if you suddenly have trouble accessing http://mrsmultitasker.com, please do go to https://mrsmultitasker.wordpress.com instead. That should work regardless, I think….
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I finally did it! I made Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon. It took me over 5 hours, but by golly I did it! *pat myself on the back* Every inch of the stew was marvellous – the beef, the onions, the mushrooms… and the rich beautiful sauce that was just oh so ooh-la-la French.
I’m sure most all of you are well acquainted with this cooking legend, but just in case, Julia Child was a famous American chef, TV personality and writer. She began her career in a US intelligence agency, but had to move to Paris two years after marriage when her husband Paul was sent on assignment there by the US State Department. In Paris she was introduced to the magical world of haute cuisine and it changed her life. She enrolled herself in Le Cordon Bleu, and thereafter began writing cookbooks and teaching cooking. She eventually snagged her own television show when she and Paul were back in the US.
Yes I know – the pictures for this post are so utterly unattractive! But the soup tasted much much better than it looks in my icky pictures. And I just had to post the only pumpkin dish I’ve made this fall =) Especially while it’s still October.
It is remarkable how many thousands of pumpkin recipes are floating in cyberspace right now. Just go to Tastespotting and key in “pumpkin” and you’ll get over 1800 search results. There’s everything from soups to muffins to cookies to puddings to breads to quiches to pies. Being in the infancy of my culinary life (two years isn’t that long, right?), I only discovered the joys of cooking with pumpkin fairly recently, so I’m still not too adventurous when it comes to pumpkin. But my previous experiences with pumpkin (aka caramel pumpkin tart, pumpkin curry soup and pumpkin risoni) were so positive I really wanted to make something with pumpkin while the markets were still chock full of them.
When I made the Most Extraordinary Lemon Cream Tart a few weeks ago, I had three servings of Pierre Hermé’s gorgeous sweet tart dough leftover. So when my husband asked me a few days ago whether I might bake something nice for his friend’s birthday, I decided to use two servings of the dough to make Pierre Hermé’s Chocolate Raspberry Tart. The first time I made the tart the ganache tasted wonderful, but the crust was a tad burnt. The second time I made it, I had some trouble mixing the butter into the ganache evenly, so you could see a yucky layer of grease over the ganache after the tart was baked.
This time, I am pleased to report that the tart was perfection!
My hubs and I love a good plate of fish & chips. It’s not often that we chance upon a really good fish & chips place in Singapore, so we’re always on the lookout for one when we’re overseas. And we did find one in fact, back in November 2008.
I was in London for work, and my husband came to join me for a few days towards the tail end of the trip. One evening we were looking for someplace to have dinner, and the hotel concierge recommended that we try a little Fish & Chipperie closeby called The Golden Hind. And what a delight it turned out to be! The Golden Hind, named after a famous warship from the 16th century, was a teeny mom & pop shop situated on 73 Marylebone Lane, near Marble Arch station. The inside was marvellously rustic, replete with wooden tables and chairs and a big ‘ol wooden signboard telling you how ownership of the restaurant had changed hands over the years. The owner, a Greek gentleman named Mr. Christou, kept mostly to himself, but was nice enough to have a couple of pictures taken with us before we left.
Did you know that you could use flour for something other than baking/cooking?
When I just started blogging, I did a post about ants, roaches and lizards and how to keep them away.
I thought it might be worth revisiting since that was some time ago and many of you might not have seen that post. Also I’ve discovered one or two more prevention measures since then which I’d like to share with you!
This is not quite a food post, but if you cook often you’ll know just how mortifying it can be to see a big fat lizard running around just 2-3 metres from where you’re mixing your dough. So I’m hoping this post will help save you some of that trauma (and drama!).