Sunday, May 20, 2018

M-J's New Mexican Chile Almonds

M-J’s Roasted New Mexican Chile Almonds, © 2007

Soak one pound (16 ounces) of raw almonds in brine (I use health-promoting Himalayan salt) and red chile powder (New Mexican is the best), for at least an hour, preferably overnight. A teaspoon of sugar or honey added to the brine will ensure that the mixture adheres to the nuts. I like to use agave nectar when it is available. Drain the almonds and spread them out on a baking sheet. Reserve the chile/salt liquid. Roast in medium-hot oven for half an hour. Test for crunchiness only when completely cooled. If they are not tasty or crunchy enough for your taste, repeat the process by just dredging the almonds in the reserved liquid, then bake again for ten to twenty minutes, being careful not to burn the nuts. Almonds ought not to be eaten raw, as they contain a small amount of cyanide until they are roasted. These roasted nuts are an excellent party offering. Roasting the nuts this way is superior to coating them with oil, because your guests, even if they're not opposed to the stuff, won't welcome it all over their clothes.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Be Inspired to Drink More Water with an Elegant Tumbler


Made in the U.S.A., these gorgeous, sturdy double-walled, insulated tumblers keep things  hot or cold, and ice-cubes intact for hours. Tervis products are called "tumblers" for good reason: they can be dropped on most surfaces without breaking. The lid, sometimes included with a tumbler, fits securely; its open-and-close aperture holds a straw in-place.





This tasteful Japanese-inspired cherry blossom style looks marvellous with hot or iced coffee.


You can easily attach a handle, as I sometimes do. Here is the sturdy pink handle I use: 
   
                                      
                               
People are absolutely wild about Tervis, and I hear they have a store in Vegas on the Boulevard. 

Tervis cups or tumblers are guaranteed for life. They don't get scratched like other double-walled glasses, and if you drop them on the floor, the layers and rims don't crack. Drinking from Tervis is a smooth, elegant experience, one that will guarantee you get your daily dose of H20.
~~M-J de M., 2017


*These are the Proper Straws for Any Size Tervis Tumbler--We Use Them Every Day, 500 of Them Last Many Months; These Beautiful Straws Come in So Many Colors, You'll Find Several to Go with Your Treasured Tervis Cups

Saturday, May 6, 2017

M-J's Dessert Made with Savoiardi

M-J's Tiramisu Gateau, Made with Savoiardi (Ladyfingers) from Italy
Here is what I use to make this elegant dessert,
 and at a super low price:


Monday, April 24, 2017

Hold Your Mexican Huevos Rancheros...


...In a Le Creuset Black Oval Dutch Oven-- How Elegant!


Components of a Traditional Kitchen

 
M-J's Organized Pantry or Kitchen Cupboard Uses Luminarc Glasses with Lids ~Made in France~ to Store Spices, Special Salts, Sugars and Nuts

Luminarc is the oldest brand currently sold by Arc, launched in 1948. Arc International is a French manufacturer and distributor of household goods. The company was established in Arques, Pas-de-Calais, where it is still headquartered, as a glass-making firm under the name Verrerie des Sept Ecluses in 1825.
A set of strong, elegant, simple, traditional French-made drinking glasses can be outfitted with lids for use as storage.

Make Your Own Pasta or Egg Noodles 



Thursday, April 20, 2017

M-J's Classic, Traditional Viennoiseries


I've been baking my brioche in silicone moulds for seven years. They brown all over in these flexible, non-stick, easily-washed pans. My link is for the pan that creates 12 small brioches, but the company offers a six-hole pan for making  medium-sized brioche buns--they give a choice of small, medium & large. Here is my method for home-made brioche: M-J's Brioche Recipe
~M-J~



M-J's Classic, Traditional Viennoiseries

I've been baking my brioche in silicone moulds for seven years. They brown all over in these flexible, non-stick, easily-washed pan...