October 5, 2010

"I'm almost fluent" word of the day 10.5

Have you ever noticed all the French things we use daily? French fries, French toast or even a French maid? Okay, we don't have a French maid. Wish we did at times. We have a couple of birthdays in our house this week --  which has us thinking about cake and ice cream -- which lead me to wonder about French Vanilla ice cream. It's a literal translation of course. It's not a special kind of vanilla, but refers to the way in which the French style of making the ice cream with a custard base of cream and egg yolks. It will go quite well with a slice of gâteau de chocolat. If only I could just say....


Where's Julia Child when you need her?

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