Showing posts with label Julia Child. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Julia Child. Show all posts

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fresh Tomato Tart with Gorgonzola Cheese

As I have mentioned in my 'Silent Sunday' post, I made this beautiful rustic Tomato Tart...normally, I would have used a milder cheese, like Goat Cheese or a mild Cheddar Cheese but I had a block of sweet Gorgonzola cheese, imported from Italy that worked wonders to balance out the flavors with just a small amount of chopped parsley
and the perfectly ripe tomato slices
I may not make cupcakes...especially with 'fancy-schmancy' frosting and decorations; although I think they are gorgeous...and that reminds me of my dear sweet friend Joanna from
Chic& Gorgeous Treats...(whom I had the pleasure of meeting in person last year, in S. Francisco) she is every bit beautiful, sweet, bubbly and friendly in person...  as she is on her blog! Check out her most amazing blog that will put a smile on your face and will want to make, or wish you would/could make some of her creative desserts, cupcakes, and mini tarts.

At least Jo's tarts and cupcakes have natural fruit and fresh cream toppings, but some bloggers make cream frosting for cupcakes which are oh, so pretty and decorative, but the first thing a child would do is to lick off the extreme sugary and brightly tinted cream!
Just to give you an example, last week my little grandson Luca was crying at his kindergarten class at lunchtime because every child was enjoying their cupcake topped with a fancy blue frosting, and he had to tell his teacher he's not supposed to eat the cupcake. (he previously got sick from the colored butter cream before)

My daughter had to go to school to console him because he just kept saying "I'm not supposed to eat this"...the poor child is so allergic to so many buttery and synthetic products, that he already knows at such a young age what not to indulge in...even though he would like it, but his little tummy would not tolerate it!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I've Been Tagged

Lizzy, of  thatskinnychickcanbake said...
You've been tagged, Lizzie. Answer these 8 questions in a new post, and tag 7 bloggers with your own questions (I'm having trouble coming up with 7 bloggers I know!!).
OK Lizzy, here are the answers, from the other goes, don't be too shocked!
My questions:
1. Who taught you to cook?
I'd like to be honest about this...really! Actually not one particular person. All the women in my family were amazing cooks, my mom was a professional seamstress, her baking was superb! I actually self taught from "Betty Crocker" cookbook!
2. Do you prefer cooking or baking?
I like to do both, but I have more patience for cooking, because I could be more creative, and adapt the recipes to my way, but in baking you have to follow much closer, any recipe you make.
3. What is your favorite meal to cook for company?
Gotta be shrimp! Buy lots of it, and have fun with it. You can cook it so many different ways. Living in South Florida also helps too. Good shrimp is very affordable here.
4. Are there any foods you will not eat?
You bet! Will not eat any kind of "intestines" of beef, or pork, especially, certain parts of animals, ie. pig's feet, beef tongue, etc.
5. Who is your favorite TV chef?
I already knew I wanted to pick Tyler Florence, but for sure he is my favorite. I did a little "bio" search on him, and saw he graduated from Johnson & Wales Culinary of Arts prestigious! He was also born on March 3rd. which happens to be my dad's birthday too...which I did not
6. What famous person/people would you love to dine with (dead or alive)?
No doubt, Meryl Streep. My all time favorite actress. She played in so many roles, so many different character. I just loved her in the role of Julie and Julia!
7. Was your favorite meal ever eaten at a restaurant or someone's home? Tell us about it.
My favorite meal ever, was eaten at the original "Olive Garden" in Cleveland, Ohio where I grew up!
8. What dish are you still trying to master?

Here are my 8 questions to 7 bloggers, that I will be tagging.
1. What is your all time favorite comfort food?
2. What kind of foods did you take to school, for lunch? (any grade)
3. What is your favorite all time cooking show on T.V... past or present...and why?
4. Which  celebrity, famous person, or famous chef,  would yo invite to your next holiday party in your home?      
5. Which  holiday you love the most?
6. If you won an all expense paid trip for ten days to the choice of the official Top 3 wine regions
    which of the 3 would you pick?  1.) Bordeaux, France, 2.) Tuscany Italy,
    or Napa Valley, California  (these are in their actual order on the top 10 favorites)
7. What kind of food you absolutely hated, growing up, as a young child, or teenager.
8. What was the most dreaded dish that you prepared and said you would never prepare it again?
Finished my Links, and will be tagging you good people!
Any one that would like to jump on the "bandwagon"...please, do so!
 1.  spoon-and-chopsticks
 2.   dreams of sugarplums
 3.  brenda's canadian kitchen
 4.  food fun freak
 5.  susi's kitchen
 6.  patty-a day with me
 7. deba roo roo
 8. chic gorgeous