Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Before I jet off, I wanted to get my entry in for the Click event for November.

It was easy for us as we were craving one of our favorite dishes, Spicy Soba Noodles.

We used our Canon SD1000 for this shot with a macro setting.


L. is over in CR racing away right now, I am here trying to get myself ready for holiday and I have not cooked in a week. We started this blog with the intentions of sharing what we eat no matter what it is. Overall that is what we have been doing but as you can tell I have a tendency not to post what I eat when L. is out of town. I don't eat! Well, I do, but a bowl of soup is not that exciting for me nor for you, right? Occasionally, I do get a bit more daring and toss in a little extra morsel but this week, I have been trying to fit back into my teeny tiny bikini and just stay above water - too busy! So, what am I saying? It has been declared National Soup Week over at Chez.

I am off now, to meet my man for a much needed holiday! We are completely disconnecting in Costa Rica; no phones, no TV, no internet, no blogging, just us and a few icy cold beers and an abundance of seafood!

Come back & dine with us soon! Maybe we will bring back some new ideas for our kitchen!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bon Voyage

L. left for the La Ruta de los Conquistadores, last night. We have been living and breathing biking for the past 11 months. This was our first Saturday in so long that we could lounge around the house on a Saturday, drink coffee, watch a movie and just enjoy each other company! In honor all of his hard work & to give a guy a decent meal before his trip, I used my skills learned at Tante Marie and made an outstanding dinner!

We started with a mixed green salad with a light French Vinaigrette. I picked up some outrageous Roquefort and forgot the bread, so I crumbled it over the salad. The cheese was fantastic and while good on a salad would had been better with a baguette - live and learn. Despite the raining day and night, we picked up some of these steaks we found a couple weeks ago - by far the best we have had, ever - and tossed them on the grill. Lightly seasoned with salt and pepper. The star attraction with our steak was my new favorite potato - potatoes fried in duck fat and sprinkled with sea salt. OH MY GOD! These morsels with a nice grilled steak and a full bodied red wine are to die for!

We kicked it up a notch for dessert and made crepe Suzette.

The entire evening was fantastic - the food, wine and most of all my hot guy, I am so proud of him!