Showing posts from June, 2018

Duck duck, goose... Or not. (CtBF: Duck Terrine with Figs)

I believe that if you don't derive a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don't come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don't feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste. - Srikumar Rao
After completing school and jumping back on the Cook the Book Fridays wagon, I knew my return to "French Fridays" would not be complete without an epic ingredient recipe. Some rites of passage can not be ignored.

Duck terrine with figs certainly filled many squares on the cookbook bingo:

Obscure ingredient - check Questionable ingredient - check Unappealing presentation - checkMulti-town/ store ingredient scavenger hunt - checkOpportunity to use inane baking vessel - double checkDubious combination of ingredients - BINGO

Skin Deep (CtBF: French Cheesecake)

“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.” - Dorothy Parker

"People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves." - Salma Hayek

Getting My Groove Back (CTBF: Smoky BBQ Style Pork)

"The river is constantly turning and bending and you never know where it's going to go and where you'll wind up. Following the bend in the river and staying on your own path means that you are on the right track. Don't let anyone deter you from that." - Eartha Kitt "And my only rule being if when I wake in the morning I'm looking forward to the things that I have to do that day, then I'm on the right track." - Demetri Martin Now, at a certain stage in life one has to come to terms with the fact that things are just not the way they were. You know where you've been but do not always have insight into where you are and where you are headed.