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EsterinaGenevieve

A California Apron with French and Italian Nonnas inspiration.....
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  • Location: Long Beach, California
  • Favorite foods: ANYTHING with avocado or garlic... spicy tuna, medium rare steak, sticky ribs,greasy fries,shrimp quesadillas,sub sandwiches stacked,bleu cheese dressing,the end nibbles of a burrito, the center of a cinnamon roll,stealing bites off of my hubbies plate~
  • Last bite on earth: Fantastics Salad Burrito, with Cilantro & Avocado

Weekend Cook and Tell: Canning Confidential

There are so many fabulous items listed here, and it's making me hungry. I dont have much canning experience as I'd like, but I will never forget helping my English Canadian Grandmother-In-Law make her famous Pickled Mustard Green Beans with a 90 year old recipe...She lovingly reminded my husband that it was a "relish dear", as he piled them onto his plate. He still has the appetite of a 15 year old. He's her favorite :):)

Pumpkin Pancakes....that's all

@boobird..that is one of my dessert faves! sooo yummyyy..But, I havent made it yet.
@CathQ..thats the perfect time to make them, im going to do just that. anytime in the fall is great. i just love chai tea too..the creamy kind with milk, it kinda reminds me of pumpkin pie.

What should I do with all of these lovely strawberries?

Mathilde, white chocolate is becoming a def fave around my house...havent attempted scones yet, but have been wanting to for some time now. do you have a good recipe? :D

What should I do with all of these lovely strawberries?

@cannella vita..that is a delish duo! thank you, will check it out

What should I do with all of these lovely strawberries?

@tatianak..i will try that, it looks so pretty and delish. i even want that square tart pan, havent run into one. :)
@finsbigfan..thats sounds so very good!!!! thank you!!
@missmochi..what wonderful ideas..now i really want to can again!!!
@kakugori..mmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm..it could be a strawberry day EVERY day :):)

A Noobie Question!

@bleu.... giardinaggio felice!

A Noobie Question!

@bleu..you are too funny, my father has always done that as well. i was just wondering if you had any new details to this moat system :). its like learning a new recipe and then calling it your own, SI? he hee..

What should I do with all of these lovely strawberries?

ohhh, this is fun...i cannot believe what all of you can do with strawberries!!!
has anyone tried slow roasting them with pepper and a little olive oil? the pepper makes it pop...DE-RICIOUS!!!! ;P

What's On Your NYC Bucket List?

What a lovely and delicious looking list! I'm a West Coaster with East Coast roots. I've always wanted to try a clam pizza...looks sooooo DE-RICIOUS!!! ;P

What should I do with all of these lovely strawberries?

@lemonfair, i havent dont that, and its a fab idea to freeze them. i really want to get back to basics with freezing and canning.
@gutreactions, i've heard of trying balsamic, but have not yet..it must be delish.
@Bloo, i havent had that since high school! (late 80's..throat clearing..) but i will never forget it :)
@merstar, thats ok i will still look up those brownie recipes :)
@gingercookiewithlime, that sounds so delish, thank you for the idea.
@les ah, of course..you are right. but i always nibble what i cook!! :)...just love your profile name!!!!
@merstar and kakugori, great ideas, but havent heard of Strawberry Charlotte Russe, or Strawberry Romanoff, yum

San Francisco: The Doughnut Burger at Straw

i cannot imagine eating that as well. it DOES belong at the fairground!!! that is a diabetes burger!

What should I do with all of these lovely strawberries?

@gutreactions..all sounds so yummy, what kind of dressing did you use on your farmer's market salad?
@ecca31..i bet it does smell like summer, what a yummy cocktail that would make. i want to make sangria soon..
well..as the bacon was frying in the pan this morning, i was inspired to use the fat as i have before in stews and such. SO! I am "ATTEMPTING" a bacon fat shortcake crust strawberry tart :D

A Noobie Question!

@bleu ..how interesting, the Italian moat system? how does that work? i would love to can more, its been awhile. if i had more room, a much larger garden would be fantastic, so we could enjoy more organic, seasonal produce, and keep those heirloom seeds.

A Noobie Question!

@blue, thank you for the welcome! i just adore heirloom tomatoes, do you grow any? i have two growing now. one is my favorite yellow pear (not heirloom), and the other is mr. stripey :). i like to add italian dressing or oil and vinegar to my lettuce when i build my blt, then add a slice of onion and avocado if i have it....sigh

A Noobie Question!

@lemonfair, Thank you for the welcome and info. Im happy to be here.

A Noobie Question!

Thanks so much dbcurrie for the helpful advice! I will check out Share Your Sweets. Happy Baking :D

A Sandwich A Day: Salmon-Beet Sandwich at James

ALL of the layers look enticing!

22 Burger Recipes For National Burger Month

mmmmm....melted cheese and green chiles....

Pumpkin Pancakes....that's all

Mmmmm...I am the type to say yes to pumpkin in June..I love pumpkin anything, most of all, pie..served chilled with a dollop of home made whip cream....Just added a few tablespoons of canned pumpkin to our pancakes for Sunday breakfast. Pumpkin Pancakes..."That's all"...Im stealing this line from The Devil Wears Prada..Can I tell you how sublime they tasted? They were airy, and fluffy with a hint of pumpkin pie seasoning. Some bites had more pumpkin than others..and the aroma of maple syrup and pumpkin was just too enjoyable to sit down..just had to share this amazing experience and want you all to try it. Now I need a recipe to use the rest of this large can of pumpkin!

What should I do with all of these lovely strawberries?

I currently have an abundance of strawberries. Im excited their in season, and cant decide if I should make a strawberry pie, or strawberry tart? I am enjoying their scent in my kitchen..I have roasted them in the oven before (mmmmmmm), and of course added sugar. Any ideas???
Happy Memorial Day EVERYBODY!!!!

A Noobie Question!

Hi there. How do you get started on SE, and if you dont have a blog, can you still submit food photos on Photograzing without a blog or permalink? Im a happy foodie who wants to get started, and Im not sure how to navigate. I have a lovely Pinterest board, and Facebook...soo thats about it. :):) Many THANKS from the kitchen of EsterinaGenevieve

10 Pains Au Chocolat We Love In Paris

Pain au chocolat—literally "chocolate bread." What an understatement. Buttery croissant dough wrapped around not one, but two sticks of chocolate. An indulgence like this could only come from France. For three days, my intrepid photographer and I scoured the city for pain au chocolat that stand out from the Parisian crowd. In the end, we found 10 that can't be missed. More