Friday, January 27, 2012

Heart Warming

Just about every part of me is ready for winter to wrap up and for spring to come — except for my appetite! Yes, spring veggies are bright and delicious, but I'm just not ready to say goodbye to hearty soups, stews and casseroles. So I've made it my goal to make a rich and comforting cassoulet (which is a French slow-cooked stew) over the weekend. So many recipes call for expensive, hard-to-find meats, so I've chosen this simple wine, bean, sausage and ham cassoulet, which I think will be the perfect medley of salty ham, velvety beans, rich wine and herbs. Fingers crossed!

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  1. Dearest Chelle,

    Guess with our Burgundian background we don't differ much in our cooking... Made a slow cooking tri-tip beef stew with fresh vegetables yesterday to share with a dear friend. She's still recovering from her recent surgery. She called me and 'angel' so it must have been good. For health reasons I don't go for the sausage type but rather for the expensive but leanest beef meat. Celeriac is also a must, as well as its leafs. Both are great diuretics as well!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Love to you,


  2. Hi Chelle,
    Oh this looks so yummy good and especially this time of year when comfort food just seems to get us through the winter.
    I hope this will go through. I have tried to visit you in return to your visit last week, but having blog comment problems.
    Thank you for coming over. So nice to see you.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  3. That looks so yummy! I feel the same way you do! I love cooking in the winter and eating it too!

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