Thursday, August 27, 2009

Yellow bean poutine

Srting bean "poutine" - from groceries

Since I uploaded a picture of it on Facebook, some of my friends are asking me for my Yellow Bean Poutine recipe. I am happy to share it!

This is a lighter version of poutine, the cheese curd and gravy fries dish that is so popular here. While it’s lighter than the original, it is not a light meal. Cream, butter and cheese will do that to a recipe. Sometimes, I make this with a warm lemon-garlic vinaigrette instead of the cream sauce and use regular cheese curds instead of the fancy goat cheese.

Yellow Bean Poutine

1 pound of green or yellow beans, trimmed and washed
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of butter
1 medium onion, chopped finely
3/4 cup of cream (15% ou 35%, depending on the condition of your heart!)
Dry sage, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon of butter
2 onces of goat cheese, in small clumps

In a large pot filled with boiling water, cook the beans until tender. Prepare the sauce while the beans cook.

Heat the olive oil and butter in a saucepan at medium-high heat, then drop the onion in and sauté until soft and golden (about 5 minutes).

Add the cream and let reduce at low heat. Stir often and don’t let it boil. Ad the sage, salt and pepper. When the sauce is creamy and thicker, add a tablespoon of butter and stir.

Drain the beans and plate. Add the clumps of cheese. Cover with sauce. Devour.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The hilarious world of Bundesliga fashion

Check out the threads! Check out the dance revisited samba steps!
But most of all, check out the hip dude with the stripey shirt and leg warmers at 1:50!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Julie and Julia night in Montreal

Last Friday was pretty awesome. 

I could go on and on about it, but Lindsay already did. 

So go read her blog to get the full Monty. She's funny. And she knows how to wear a fur hat in August.