Coq Au Vin – almost the real thing

Okay, I confess that I have bought Julia Child’s cookbook but I haven’t cracked it open yet. Although I’ve been cooking since about the 4th grade, for some reason I was suddenly intimidated by those recipes. I got this recipe from a gluten-free cookbook that I picked up at the health food store. It’s close to Julia’s recipe and it’s easy to make. Real Coq Au Vin is made with bacon, which I don’t do. Sometime over the winter I’ll gird my loins and do Julia’s recipe, as well as her Bouef Bourginon (spelling?). For that one I may have Continue Reading →

One of my first 5-Star meals

I got this recipe  out of Bon Appetit Magazine about 15 years ago, and it’s always a hit with my husband. You can pretty much use any cut of meat you want, but I always make it with fillets because those taste the best. Steak with Mustard and Green Peppercorns 2 6-7 oz. beef fillets 1 tbsp. butter (I use more) 3 tbsp. chopped shallots (I use onion if I don’t have shallots handy) 1 tsp. drained green peppercorns in brine, chopped (I use organic capers, is that the same thing?) 2/3 c. chicken broth (I use beef broth) 2 Continue Reading →