Monthly Archives: May 2015



What a refreshing Summer dessert or brunch selection.

Cooking in Sens


Everyone who has been following the blog for a while knows that I rarely make desserts and I never make cake.  There are two reasons for this:  1)  I don’t really like sweets,  2) Cake and pastry making is an exact science and seems tedious and boring to me.  My family has accepted this and when they get tired of the crumbles, panna cottas and mousses I do make, they make their own cake/cookies/pies.


This is so nerve wracking for me!  I lack confidence and am always sure that something will go wrong.  I made this cheesecake because Steve, the fishmonger, has been asking me to make it for over a year.  I imagine he must have had it somewhere in the U.S.  It’s funny, France seems to sell an awful lot of Philadelphia cream cheese.  I don’t know what they do with it but it’s in the supermarkets.  Anyway.  I looked for…

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Stir Fry on the Healthy Side


   This week, after many unsuccessful attempts at healthy weight loss, I began a Plexus Slim Journey.  I know, only Day 3, but successful at present.

My current employer gave me an electric rice cooker which I’ve used often with white rice.  Today it was brown and success.  Great job, no mess, no gas used.  Once my stir fry veggies and sausage were done I combined the perfectly cooked rice.

Amazed!  A great hit with everyone.  When I went to put away the leftovers…what leftovers?  Not even enough for a helping in pan so I finished it off!  Pleased with myself!  A lazy day before Mother’s Day, sheets washed, dishes & kitchen cleaned up, cleaned off coffee table in den, watched Fixer Upper episodes recorded.  I love Chip & Jo.  Don’t you?  Then saw a Columbo Marathon so set DVR for them, hubby likes him more than I do.  Imagine that!  In the midst of that on a lazy Saturday I came up with this awesome meal!

First Julienned the onion, green pepper, sliced celery, diagonally & thinly sliced turkey sausage link, just over a pound of fresh asparagus placing in my enamel large skillet with a bit of oil, only added a bit of No Salt & pepper, and sautéed over medium while rice was finishing up.  Added a Steamable frozen bag of Spring Veggies to steam for last 3-5 minute;, (with squash, zucchini, red & orange pepper, carrot julienned pieces and a little asparagus). At first I had planned to just scoop sausage & veggie mix over the rice, but at last minute decided to combine as a stir fry, then added 4 short splashes of Lea & Perrins Worchestershire Sauce.  Great add!

Excellent Meal!

Oh, and my Mom received her card with a Cracker Barrel gift card!  I knew it would be a great choice!  Not disappointed!

Please feel free to prepare this awesome meal for yourself, a friend or your family!  Of course, play with your food, add ingredients, replace with whatever you have in the fridge, etc.