What’s New at La Domestique

Wheat Berry Stir Fry (c)2013 La Domestique

Hello there! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. We got 10 inches of snow here in Colorado! It was nice to be snowed in and the husband and I spent a lot of time working on projects around the house while little Minnie the dachshund slept by the fire. Today I would like to share a couple of updates with you. First, I’ve added a Portfolio tab at the top of the page so you can browse the best of La Domestique food photography and styling. Second, you can find me over at Food52 guest posting for their Halfway to Dinner column. I suggest preparing one big pot of slow-cooking grains (wheat berries) and give you 5 ideas for serving them in suppers throughout the week. Pop on over and take a look by clicking on the Food52 icon below! Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day…

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For Everything there is a Season

Eggplants from the Boulder Farmer's Market (c)2012 La Domestique

Summer lingers here in Colorado, but autumn is nipping at her bare feet. The days are definitely getting shorter and a cool breeze swept through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains last week. Mornings are crisp and I need a light sweater to take Minnie the dachshund for her walk before breakfast. Summer won’t let go just yet, and her bright sunlight warms the day slowly, but she just can’t seem to coax the mercury into the 90′s as she has done in weeks past. The farmer’s market is bursting with produce: tomatoes, beans, peaches, and eggplant. I feel the need to grab as much as I can. The frost will arrive soon, bringing an abrupt end to our summer. Our grief will be soothed with the arrival of autumn and her apples, pears, root vegetables, squash, and pumpkins. Though I’ve reveled in summer this year, fall is my favorite season. Enlivened by the smell of change in the air, I feel the year has begun anew. January first means little to me. The beginning of fall has always felt like my New Year.

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Summer Pantry

Summer 2011 Pantry

We’re taking a week of summer vacation here at la Domestique! We wish you a wonderful Fourth of July filled with good food and friends. While we’re gone, you can still find plenty of summer cooking inspiration in our Summer 2011 Pantry. Have some fun by picking an ingredient and finding tips and recipes for cooking with it. Click on the image below to visit the 2011 Summer Pantry. Cheers!

 

 

What are you cooking for the Fourth of July holiday? Share your menu in the comments section. Click Here.

 

Cook in the Moment: Citrus Recipe Round-Up

Grapefruit (c)2012 LaDomestique.com

Every Tuesday I contribute a column to the Whole Foods Market Cooking Boulder Website. Check out my citrus recipe round-up by clicking on the icon below. I’m cooking in the moment with grapefruit, lemons, and the many varieties of oranges before their season comes to an end. You’ll find recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

 


What citrus recipes are you cooking before the season ends? Share them (with links if you like) in the comments section. Click Here.

 

la Domestique on Instagram

Hello there! I’m taking the week off here at la Domestique to clean out the cupboards and transition from winter to spring. This week, the husband, Minnie (our dachshund), and I are moving to a new apartment in a neighborhood close by. It’s all very exciting and chaotic right now as I pack up the kitchen and photography equipment. However, I still wanted to put a few fun posts up on the blog in lieu of ingredient of the week. I’m obsessed with Instagram, the application for shooting and filtering photos on the iPhone. I love it when bloggers share what they’ve been up to- it’s such a neat look into the daily life that doesn’t always make it on the blog. So, I’ve gathered a few pictures taken this year with my phone. Follow me on Instagram for behind the scenes kitchen photos, pictures of my sidekick, Minnie, and a peek at my adventures out and about. My username is ladomestique.

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