#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for August, 2009

Where’s the Boeuf?

I did it! I followed through on my first Julia Child recipe–shopping, gathering ingredients, chopping, measuring and mixing. Boeuf Bourguignon, ala Linda Lael Miller. :) According to Julia, the dish is better after a night in the refrigerator, and it was after eight when the stuff had finished its two-and-a-half hour stint in the oven.

I made a few mistakes, so I’ll be trying this dish again, but I can tell you this: it tastes GREAT and smelled almost as good in the oven. I actually had rainbow trout (yum) for dinner, as BB takes so long, but I’ll be diving

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Before I get into the subject matter of this blog–my new and totally unexpected interest in cooking, of all things–let me say that although I enjoyed the tour for “The Bridegroom” (#9 this week on the New York Times Bestseller list!!!) I am VERY glad to be home. Home is where the dogs, cats and horses are–and thus where this cowgirl’s heart is.

As I’ve often mentioned, I listen to a lot of books on my iPod, and I just finished “My Life in France”–by Julia Child, with a great deal of help from her nephew by marriage, Alex Prudhomme.

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Texas was the most active gunfighting state, with some 160 shoot-outs from the 1850’s through the 1890’s.