ThistleDew Farm

ThistleDew Farm
Established 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ending the year with Food!

This morning I thought - today is the day I'm going to tackle a recipe from Julia Childs.

I was inspired, as many were, by watching Julie Julia a few weeks ago. Not to mention that I volunteered to make beef stew for our New Years Eve dinner for the farm.

So why not give Beef Bourguignon a try? I must have been crazy. Have you actually ever looked at that recipe? Craziness I tell you! Sheer craziness. To spend that much time in prep work for something that doesn't involve chocolate or sugar - simply mind boggling!

So I decided to go Russian instead of French and try a recipe for Beef Stroganoff instead. I'll let you know how that works out.... Just in case I have already put on a crock pot of beef stew - hey you never know what might happen around Thistle Dew Farm.

But Julia kept niggling in the back of my mind. So I googled her and came upon this blog...http://www.bookstorepeople.com/2009/08/julie-julia-the-way-to-cook/ and after a little research I believe The Way to Cook is a better choice for me if I want to investigate Julia Childs methodology. My ultimate goal is to become a better cook....with Mastering the Art of French Cooking I fear I will waste a lot of money, time and get really frustrated.

Besides, I don't feel I've missed out on any of life's pleasures because I don't know how to de-bone a duck.

I also found this blog about the book Julie Powell wrote which in part inspired Julie Julia along with her blog - Corrodentia Weekly- she answers the question I had about Julie Powell in the movie - "why is this girl so whiny?" I guess she read the book (which I haven't) and got the answer - the screen writers must have really played down her whineyness from the book because she just marginally got on my nerves in the movie. My sister-in-law, the marvelous Terri says they toned down her language from the Julie Powell blog also.....which is a good thing. I haven't read that and not sure I want to - I don't like fowl language!!!!! Hee Hee, little cooking joke there....
Well wish me luck on this last project for 2009 - making a delicious Beef Stroganoff.....near enough to Beef Bourguignon for Thistle Dew.
May 2010 be full of crafting, gardening, and friendship for you and Thistle Dew.

10 comments:

Kim said...

I'm with you, if I have to take a nap after reading all of the ingredients and the prep work, the recipe isn't for me! The Way to Cook is the book for people like us. Thank you for the link, love your blog.

Daisy said...

I bet there isn't any chocolate or sugar in Beef Stroganoff either! So what's the point of that? HA HA!

I hope the dinner went well.

Happy New Year! :-)

Carol............. said...

Chocolate? Someone mention chocolate??????? LOL

have a Peaceful and Happy New Year!

Not Hannah said...

Mmmm....beeeeffff stroooooganoffff.

What?

It's cold here. I would SIT in a vat of beef stroganoff.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVED the Julia part of the movie! Meryl did a GREAT job! I remember ALWAYS watching the Julia Child show!

Anonymous said...

Don't stop posting such articles. I like to read articles like this. Just add some pics :)

jaz@octoberfarm said...

if you want to see some recipes that just can't be long enough have a look at some of mine...especially the daube that took 4 days. sometimes i think of julia as a short order cook!!! hehe! just found you and signed on to follow!

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