Yesterday I couldn’t say bourguignon…

and today it’s cooking in my crockpot.  I started cooking in my teens on Saturdays.  My mom and I would bake bread for the week and usually make a pot roast so she didn’t have to cook on Sunday.  All the while, we listened to the opera on the radio.  Now I’m just a little tired of making the same stuff every month when it’s my turn to cook so I’ve been making a lot of new one-pot meals.  Well, it cooks in one pot, but of course I generally dirty half the utensils and pots in the kitchen.  Anyway I decided to do something in the crock pot this week.  I found Beef Bourguignon and decided to try it.  I found three pronunciations.

I call this American:  bore-gig-none.

I call this French:  boor-geeg-non.

I call this swanky French restaurant speak:  bou-zee-no.

Here is the link for the recipe I used.

I use recipes as a guide.  Since we don’t tolerate onions here, we skip them.  I added more mushrooms and some worcestershire sauce and when I thicken the sauce, I’ll use cornstarch instead of flour.  That’s just my way.  I even cleaned up the kitchen so we can just enjoy our meal and relax later.

Earlier today, I washed and dried some rayon challis I bought for some new tops.  I added a color catcher and here is the color that ran.  I washed it again in Retayne to stop the bleeding.



Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics as well as making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at and here (previously but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me.

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