Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cassoulet and pet fish

I'm at what I hope is the tail end of a nasty inner ear infection, but I thought I'd do a blog post, since I keep disappearing! A lovely customer of mine asked me to make Cassoulet and Boeuf Bourguignon. I've always loved making stew- like things: making all the little components, and assembling them all together. Of course, I went overboard, so I ended up with enough for an entire set to list as well! It cracks me up because my mom will see something I make in miniature, then make the real thing the next night for dinner! Yes, we had Cassoulet tonight! She always puts her own spin on dishes, though (no recipe needed!), and I swear, they often end up tasting miles better then any version I'd ever had before, no joke. She added chicken thighs, Portugese sausage, and drumroll....BELLY PORK.

The other bits below are versions of my "pet fish" ;-).


  1. menuda pinta tiene ese guiso ,perfecto y los peces parecen vivos de verdad



  2. Babe, it's good to see you back here and posting your amazing creations! Your stew looks yums but that bread is unreally REAL! How do you always do that? Making something look incredibly edible? Top prize goes to your jar of fish :) be sure to poke holes through the toppers or stoppers so they can breathe ok?

  3. Ciao!!
    Sei bravissima!!! Le tue creazioni sono una amore!! Mi hai fatto venire voglia di assaggiare!!!!
    Un bacio

  4. Ce cassoulet est vraiment superbe,

  5. Amazing, as usual, Kiva! I agree with poking holes so those fish can breath. Oh wait, they aren't real. Nevermind....

  6. Awww, thanks guys!!
    Susan, I suffocate my pet fish, it's true, haha!!! Yet my dead ones can breathe (except for jarred sardines, hehe). Kind of like real life- I've managed to kill all the pet fish I've ever had through the years :-(. I finally gave up!