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M-J de Mesterton

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Elegant Pantry Update

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Elegant Pantry Update

Posted on August 11, 2012 at 10:10 AM

 For an elegant kitchen cupboard or pantry arrangement, group similar food-storage containers together. Here, I have placed Luminarc "working" glasses with lids on the bottom shelf; gold-topped jars from Buen Día instant coffee on the middle shelf, and an assortment of Tone's spices, et cetera, on the high shelf.
©M-J de Mesterton 2012         Click Here to Read M-J's Main Website, Elegant Survival

Making Sausage at Home

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Photo: M-J's Home-Made Brioche with SausageMerguez avec Brioche

Why bother making your own sausage? Because you can choose the sort of casings and ingredients, ensuring that you won't be ingesting something that makes you cringe. For example, I think the beef-collagen casings sound more appetising (if there is such a thing where sausage casings are concerned) than "natural" ones. Here is a SAUSAGE-LINK. The has everything one needs to make sausage at home, except the meat.

I received an email notice from this morning, which contained a plug for the Kitchenaid Mixer's Breakfast Kit. It includes a sausage-making attachment, a juicing tool, and something to help one make salsa. I am intrigued by this, and it is now on my wish-list. If I ever acquire the breakfast tool kit, I shall review it here at The Elegant Cook's Notes.

©M-J de Mesterton

California Walnut Growers

Posted on July 10, 2010 at 12:45 PM

California Walnuts are very nutritious and useful in an endless variety of recipes, both sweet and savoury. Use walnuts in cakes, cookies and Asian-style stir-fried dishes, for example.


Modern Hunting Guide

Posted on June 30, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Modern Hunting Guide

There may come a day when you can't depend on supermarkets and transportation. This means foraging among potentially poisonous plants for something edible, or even hunting for food. Anyone who has grown their own vegetables knows what a dodgy and difficult endeavor it is, especially when you cannot access a never-ending supply of water. An informative, extensive web-page for hunting instruction was presented to me this morning by Elegant Cook site member, Sean: Modern Hunting Guide.Thanks, Sean--nice work!