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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Asparagus Vichyssoise with Grison Beef Shavings

Served at room temperature, this is an easy summer appetizer to prepare ahead of time.

Weekend version:  Asparagus
Vichyssoise Verrine with Sweet
Onion Cream and Tarragon Gelée

It's asparagus season here in Switzerland and they are beautiful!

I have a moment of great joy when I see the first asparagus arrive at the market. It is one of Spring's ephemeral gifts that must be enjoyed during the short time that it will be available.  I also know that it is just the beginning of what nature will have to offer during the upcoming weeks.  Wonderful cherries are just beginning to show up and will soon be followed by sweet strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.  Life is good!

My cousin, her husband and dear friend were visiting last night from Quebec City.  It is always a joy for us to have family and friends over.  We enjoy hearing the news of what is happening back home and it gives us a chance to reconnect with our Canadian traditions, memories and way of life.  We reminisced about our youth and as usual, every fond memory had an association with food.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Marinated Beef or Chicken Brochettes

Served with grilled vegetables, smoky grilled garlic bread and a glass of proseco.  Summer ♥
I recently came back from a quick trip to Montreal to help my daughter move out of her residence after her first year at University.   As her summer job, she has decided to go participate in a reforestation project in Northern Ontario, A & M Reforestation, which will involve a lot of demanding and hard work.   She likes to challenge herself that way.  Go Kat!