The Daily Green

I grew up in Dorval, Qc and everyday I passed by the hideous eyesores of the shipment containers that lined the 2-20 between Dorval and Lachine except I do believe the land actually belongs to Ville St. Laurent.

What if we could use them for housing?

Our climate is a cold one unfortunately... Very interesting though!


My Blueberry World

It's Sunday and I love Sunday's. It means breakfast and coffee while lingering over the newspaper. It means doing nothing or something, it's a day without concern, my day to relax and I gotta tell ya, I do relax so well.

Merci pour dimanche
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Cuenca, from above

Cuenca is a beautiful city, 1 hour outside of Madrid, Spain. We stayed at the Posada de San Jose, the most incredible hotel in town!

Albondigas Caseras (Meatballs, home style)
To Note: I am not a fan of veal and have never had it in my kitchen but for the sake of the recipe, I'm putting it in. All that to say, what I don't know doesn't hurt me but next time round, I'll be rethinking ordering them. Damn though, and I do mean DAMN, they were good!

1/2 pound ground beef
1 pound ground veal
1/2 pound ground pork
3/4 cup break crumbs
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teapoon freshly ground pepper
Flour for dusting
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, coarsly chopped
1 small tomato, skinned and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
3/4 cup chicken broth
Freshly ground pepper

In a bowl combine the ground beef, veal and pork with the bread crumb, 4 cloves of the garlic, the eggs, nutmeg, salt and peppper. Form into cocktail-sized meatballs and dust with flower.

Heat oil in a large pan. Saute the meatballs until well browned on all sides. Add the onion, the remaining clove of garlic, wine, broth, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.

Coma Bien

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From Madrid to Cuenca

Welcome to the road from Madrid to Cuenca, Spain

I bought myself a book of Tapas Recipes and am looking forward to making my favourite new delight that goes brilliantly with 1 Euro per glass red wine. Elbondigas which is essentially, meatballs
but they are the best I've ever tasted.

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but my most favourites are here: kitchenstories.etsy.com



Spicy SouthWestern Blend

2 lbs pork cut into 1" pieces
1/2 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon Spicy Southwestern Blend
salt and pepper to taste
juice of 1 large lime
1-15 ounce can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup uncooked rice
4 cups water

Season pork with a sprinkle of southwestern seasoning, some lime juice,and salt and pepper. Heat oil in skillet on medium heat. Add pork and brown. Make sure your pan is hot and that there is not too much pork overwhelming the pan otherwise, it will boil and we don't want that.

Add onion and garlic cooking until onion is translucent and pork is browned well. Place into a 4-5 quart dutch oven.

Deglaze skillet with 1 cup water, adding tomatoes and remaining Southwestern seasoning.
Simmer 5 minutes. Add to dutch oven.

Add remainder of water and simmer uncovered for 1-1 1/2 hours until pork is tender.
Add uncooked rice and simmer 20 minutes,covered.

Yield: 6 servings



There are no pictures to describe today because there is absolutely
nothing that can perfectly describe it.

1. At 10:20am I was turned down for an outside job I had applied to
2. At 11:40am I was offered (not necessarily a promotion but) a better job within current company
3. At 8:30pm made another sale on Etsy
4: At 9:15pm hit my 100th heart on Etsy
5. At 9 something, hit my 100th view on blogger.

Merci pour cette journee,