Sunday, September 20, 2009

Rain, Birkins and Julia Childs

Let me say we are on day 5 of rain. Not soft rain...hard storms with lightening rain. Cars are washing are ruined. I feel lucky that only my landscaping has been harmed. Lucy, on the other hand, does not realize she is blessed. She is royally pissed that I make her go outside at all. But the rain has given me an excuse to do little but read.

I finally finished Bringing Home the Birkin and Julia Child's My Life in France. Both are set in Europe..both feature people who are delightful. I fell in love with both books.

In honor of Julia, I watched a video on YouTube (I love that site!) where she makes a real omelette. Turns out I had no clue. I've been making tough, leathery omelettes all my life. I made it her way with butter and only 20 seconds in the pan..and it was so good. Light, fluffy...just delicious. So I tried a modified Beef Bourginion tonight. It turned out fine..except it did burn a little. But I caught before any real damage could occur. Now I long for a larger Le Creuset French Oven. I have the 2 quart..which is fine for small serving dishes. But for would need at least the 5 quart which is 3 times as expensive.

Did y'all watch the Georgia O'Keefe movie on Lifetime? I really want to discuss with someone. It was really a very simple movie but had a few moral issues I want to discuss. It did make wonder why Jeremy Irons is not in more movies. Joan Allen was wonderful as O'Keefe.


jojo cucina cucina said...

OK, first of all you just posted the EXACT le creuset cookware pot in the EXACT color i keep putting on my Christmas list. So i think i'll send your blog post to my husband's attention. I LOVE that pot and i must have it.

TXGrits told me to DVR a Georgia O show but i thought it was a documentary and not a Lifetime movie. But i might be wrong. My husband DVRd it for me and we were going to watch it tonight. I have a George O print over my fireplace. It's of a Mexican church.

I always knew there was an art form to making omelets. Only my friend sarah (louie louie on my blog)knows how to make them.

where did our friend Furline go????

jojo cucina cucina said...

I also want that red purse.

jojo cucina cucina said...

OK, Brian just told me it was the movie you are talking about. I'll be back to discuss after watching it. But ask TXGrits too. She watched it too. She's the one who told me about it.

jojo cucina cucina said...

ummmm. it is way beyond time for you to change your blog, ms. susie. i did watch the Georgia O movie and i thought whatzername did a good job as O. It did make me want to learn more about her.