Salomé... notice the head of John on the table behind the cast?!! Cooooool!
Hello there my pretties!!!
I recently went to the opera.
It was lovely! I saw Salomé.
It was breathtaking and so bloody!
I loved it and it made me reflect on how uncivilized we humans are!
The play was written by Oscar Wilde. If you don't know the story, click here.
This time of year, (Spring Equinox, Easter, Passover) I reflect on justice and injustice and how both are shaped by politics and beliefs. Is it the will of the Gods? Could it be that we are just uncivilized?
As I was watching the opera, it struck me how sensitive and brutal we humans are.
John the Baptist was a political prisoner for running his mouth against the Queen and the political machine just ran its course to his beheading.
It seems history repeats itself, (think of all the murders committed for beliefs and politics) over and over and over and over again. Why do we make the same mistakes? I will pray to the Gods for guidance, can't hurt, right?!
That being said, Happy Spring, Happy Easter, Happy Passover!
Ma Vie en Rose
Never Mess with a French Chef!
They will FLAY YOU then serve you with garlic and parsley and I'd bet it would be delicious!!!!
I went to a cooking class in downtown Bordeaux. It was great and tasty! And before you ask, yes, I will share with you the recipe we made, plus talk food tips and tricks and save you $30! You are welcome!!! :)
It's called L’atelier Des Chefs, which roughly translates to The Chef's Workshop. We made chicken breast stuffed with chorizo served with a side of red bell peppers. Delish and super duper easy!
1. This is what you need to find and purchase. You will cut them as pictured, about 6-8 slices. It is about the size of a quarter or silver dollar. Please note: There is a skin on this, that you will need to remove. Funny, huh! Remove this skin, but leave the skin on the chicken!
We always have chorizo in the house, it is great for everything!
We eat it by itself, sliced this way, with fresh bread and butter or when I make 'French bread pizza', I use this instead of pepperoni, it is similar in taste!
2. Before you touch start preparing your chicken, set your skillet and your pan (for the red pepper) on a medium high heat, then preheat the oven to 375. Place your chicken breast on a oven safe dish for preparation.
With your fingers, slide them between the chicken breast and skin to loosen it up. Then place 3 or 4 slices of chorizo inside the skin.
Check the skillet temp, then when it is to your satisfaction, add a copious amount of olive oil to the skillet and once it starts to smoke, place the chicken breast face down in the oil to brown for 4 minutes on each side.
Just like below!
Then, turn the heat off from the stove, remove the chicken breasts from the skillet and replace on the oven safe dish and put in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until it is cooked to your liking. Next, pour yourself a glass of white wine and take a few sips! Then, pour the entire contents in the same skillet you cooked your chicken.
TIP: This will help 'clean' the pan for easy clean up!
Red Bell Pepper
3. Cut the red pepper in strips and place on the side.
Also chop the garlic and onion to your liking. Place them all to the side.
When you place the chicken breasts in the oven, this is when you will prepare the red peppers.
As you have already heated up the pan, it will cook in less than 15 minutes!
First, add the red bell pepper and sauté, then a few minutes later, add the garlic, then a few minutes after that, the onion, until it cooked to your liking. Then the white wine you had in the skillet, dump it all in the red pepper mixture.
In the end, it looks like this and tastes just like heaven!
MIAM! YUM! NOM!
From start to finish, this recipe takes about 30-35 minutes.
Use salt and pepper to taste and ENJOY!
If you are watching your carbs, this would be a wonderful recipe to add to your cookbook!
Soooo good and good for you!
Red peppers contain 300 percent of your daily vitamin C intake, is rich in B6 and magnesium, help support healthy night vision and are packed with antioxidants!
And they taste sooooo good!
Bon Appetit mes amis!