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My Life in France

Posted in Uncategorized by litingyu on September 23, 2009
My Life in France by Julia Child

My Life in France by Julia Child

So recently I have been meandering through Julia Child’s lovely book about her travels in France with her hubby, all their foodie adventures as well as life lessons, and I must say…it has been one amazing journey.

Over the years I’ve gotten into the habit of zipping through books, often finishing them faster than what would be considered healthy. But with this one, I took my sweet, sweet time. And boy was it worthwhile ! Her stories are so chock-full of delicious little details and tender memories, it seemed only proper to slow down and enjoy them. As I plod along night after night in my bed with le cheelds, the other half of the book gradually thins…and I’m filled with a certain sadness, knowing that this wonderful journey will come to an end, soon. But not quite yet !

(: So let us rejoice, by learning how the French deal with extreme inebriation.

Julia Child

Julia Child

What to do if you are passed out on the floor from over-consumption of alcohol, according to the French:

“…[Chef Verge, a good friend of Julia Child’s, recalls how his aunt would cure his uncle of extreme alcohol consumption] We’d start eating and drinking around ten o’clock Sunday morning, and we wouldn’t stop till about five. At that point, the men would all troop out into the village, where they’d spend an hour or two in the cafe drinking aperitifs.The women washed up and began cooking dinner.

Julia Child and Chef Bugnard of The Cordon Bleu

Julia Child and Chef Bugnard of The Cordon Bleu

One of my uncles – he must have been seventy-five at the time – would get so drunk that he’d fall on the floor. When the eating and drinking started up again, my aunt would take a pair of scissors and cut a vein in his ear. By the time he’d bled enough, he’d get up and join right in with the rest of us!”


(: bleed it out hm ?


clean arteries clean !

Posted in liting by litingyu on September 22, 2009

At 5:35 pm, I was this:


Then I ran with this:


And now, I am this:

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weird tuesday.

Posted in Uncategorized by litingyu on September 22, 2009

cupcakes( via thedirtypretty(s) )

We had an odd morning today.

At 3 am, the sound of pebble-hitting-window (which is not as cute as it seems) began unceasingly with occasional screeches of ” BREE !

I think our neighbor got locked out and she was, unfortunately, inebriated.

At 6:54 am, Outkast started singing loudly and upon further inspection, it was revealed that my BOSS was calling…to tell me that she was not coming in to work until noon, and would it be okay if I went into work early ? Of course madame.

At 8:30 am, the drilling and the pounding started.

Management had decided to redo the pipings and such…so there will be no water until 5 pm, only a lot of banging and “TCHRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR”-ing.

Now I am at work, with little to do and a very unhappy supervisor next door about the furlough days that are muddling everything up.

Oh well !

This is something to cheer us all up:


( via That Obscure Thing )

Jeffery Dean Morgan….what a man.


looking forward to monday !

Posted in Uncategorized by litingyu on September 21, 2009

But if not, then enjoy this at least:

How beautiful is this ! I love the windows.
(: We could curl up and read and write all day long.

And when you are tired, crawl into this bed and snuggle with a special someone.
Or make a fort !

Then remember….

(: So make the most of it ~

[ pictures via The Architecture Blog and bon-bon ]

risotto, wine, brie, and football.

Posted in Uncategorized by litingyu on September 19, 2009

Happy weekend !

Sunshine came up to visit from San Diego this weekend: it was great to see her again and gab over the beautiful tragedy of the DeTambles and Julia Child’s magical kitchen.

To celebrate, the boyfriend decided go all out and make a most delicious Leek and Pea Risotto with Shrimp.

Using home-make chicken stock helps ! But…we didn’t have any, so (:


Prepare and thoroughly wash the leeks ! Saute them with asparagus, and thaw out the green beans.


Laugh a little while you’re rushing around the kitchen with your girlfriend getting in the way !


Peel the shrimp.


Don’t crowd the shrimp !


Put the greens in 😀


Then the shrimp. Pretty colors ~


Ladling, serving ~


Ta-da ! Delicious. Good job boyfriend !


And all the while watching UCLA champion over Kansas State. Cool ! Go Bruins ~

Have a happy Sunday !