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Do you need help in the kitchen

As November slides into existence the appearance of the holiday season is imminent and that means cooking. It doesn’t matter if you are planning a lot of different meals, assortments of cookies, or making food to bring to others—it can be a struggle, even overwhelming.

Recently, I had a limited amount of time and a lot of cooking to do. The thought of how I was going to undertake this felt bewildering.

I sat down and wrote a long list, the only thing I could think to do, of all the steps that needed to get done, and the timing. Grabbing a blank weekly calendar I plugged everything in and it all made sense.


Pie crust – make ahead

Bacon, cook and crumble

Swiss cheese – grate

Heavy cream and egg mixture – make the day ahead

Cook – the day of

Marinated pork

Freeze and slice pork into paper-thin slices

Make up the marinade

Marinate the pork for 2 days before

Brownie candies

Make the brownies 3 days before

Cut them into squares

Place them in paper squares to serve; cover with plastic wrap

Beef stew

Cut up all the ingredients

Cook 2 - 3 days before

Brown meat

Start to cook

Finish cooking

Cauliflower, fennel, and Parmesan soup

Can be made a week ahead

Cut up all ingredients

Cook the soup

Startled by the simplicity, and the ease, and clarity this scheduling gave me, I felt accomplished instead of frazzled.

That is a habit I’m going to continue.


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Le Kitchen Cookbook

A Workbook

Everything you need to know to be a good cook.

by Adeline M. Olmer

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Bon Appétit
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I was always intimidated by French cooking, I never thought I could acquire the right utensils and techniques to execute the often daunting task of a lovely sauce seen in so many classic old french cookbooks and videos !! I was pleasantly surprised when I came across Le Kitchen cookbook, Adeline Olmer book makes French cooking so approachable and easy to create a beautiful tasty dish without freaking out about do The technique correctly and understand the instructions. It’s the simplicity of the recipe that make them fun and deliciously palatable!

Adeline Olmer
Adeline Olmer
07 de nov. de 2022
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My goal in writing the book was to explain techniques so they wouldn't be intimidating. I always love hearing your reactions. Thank you for your comment!

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