A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse by Mimi Thorisson

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By Mimi Thorisson

While Mimi Thorisson and her kin moved from Paris to a small city in out-of-the-way Médoc, she didn't relatively understand what was once in shop for them. She came upon marvelous ingredients—from neighborhood farmers and the neighboring woods—and, most crucial, time to prepare dinner. Her cookbook chronicles the family’s seasonal food and lifestyles in an outdated farmhouse, all photographed by way of her husband, Oddur. Mimi’s convivial recipes—such as Roast bird with Herbs and Crème Fraîche, Cèpe and Parsley Tartlets, wintry weather Vegetable Cocotte, Apple Tart with Orange Flower Water, and Salted Butter Crème Caramel—will convey the heat of rural France into your home.

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50. Homemade Coffee Liqueur Ingredients: 4 c Sugar 1/2 c Instant coffee 3 c ;Water 1/4 ts Salt 1 1/2 c Vodka, high-proof 3 tb Vanilla How To: Combine sugar and water; boil till sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to simmer & simmer 1 hour. LET COOL. Stir in vodka & vanilla. Pour up. 51. Hot Baja Coffee Ingredients: 8 c Hot water 3 tb Instant coffee granules 1/2 c Coffee liqueur 1/4 c Creme de Cacao liqueur 3/4 c Whipped cream 2 tb Semi-sweet chocolate, grated How To: In slow-cooker, combine hot water, coffee, and liqueurs.

Add 1 cup boiling water and stir well. 58. International Cappuccino Coffee Mix Ingredients: 6 ts Instant coffee 4 tb Unsweetened cocoa 1 ts Ground cinnamon 5 tb Sugar Whipped cream Mix all ingredients. How To: To make a cup of coffee use 1 tablespoon of mixture and place in large mug; pour 1 ½ cups boiling water over and stir. Top with whipped cream. To make a smaller cup just cut mixture down to 1/2 tablespoon and 3/4 cup boiling water. Serves 10-12. 59. Bailey's Irish Cappuccino Ingredients: 3 oz Bailey's Irish Cream 5 oz Hot coffee Dessert topping, pressurized 1 ds Nutmeg How To: Pour Bailey's Irish Cream into a coffee mug.

Creamy Iced Coffee Ingredients: 1 c Chilled brewed coffee, made double-strength 2 tb Confectioners' sugar (rounded tablespoons) 3 c Chopped ice How To: Combine the coffee, sugar, and ice, and blend until creamy. 35. Creamy Irish Coffee Ingredients: 4 c Strong fresh coffee 1/4 c Sugar 1/2 c Irish whiskey 1 c whipping cream 2 tb Sugar 2 tb Irish whiskey How To: Place 4 cups of strong fresh coffee in a saucepan with 1/4 cup of sugar, or to taste. Add 1/2 cup Irish Whiskey and heat thoroughly but do not boil.

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