Lyn's Journey to 8

A Weight Loss Adventure

One Hit, One Miss

Over the past few weeks, I’ve developed an interest in French-Inspired cuisine. Aside from watching the Food Network, occasionally I browse the internet to see what other recipes I can try that’s simple enough to get my feet wet. I’m appreciating the simplicity and delicacy of the ingredients. I’m hoping that my Caribbean palate can become adjusted to the light but savory flavours. I actually made Beef Bourguignon last week although I didn’t have any as a meal for myself. I tasted the finished product but … I didn’t like it! I’m not sure if its cooking with red wine, but it had a bit of an aftertaste that I didn’t care for too much. And the beef wasn’t soft and succulent as it was supposed to be. I’m not much of a beef eater but I cook it occasionally to provide variety for my hubby 🙂

My proud baking moment for this week – Easy Pastry Shop Apple Tart. I knew it was a hit when my husband said he would buy it 🙂 I was very happy with it and plan to make another this weekend. It tasted like “Apple Cheese Cake” to me, but I guess Apple Tart sounds better? Anyway, it was simple, and absolutely delightful. I used light cream cheese instead of the regular – I can only imagine how it would have tasted with more calories 🙂

On the flip side, I was disappointed in a muffin recipe that I tried. Its called Brown Butter Banana Muffins. Perhaps the ingredients were too simple. I used no sugar, only Agave Nectar as per the recipe but it was just so “blah”. My son didn’t like it but my daughter did. It was edible but just lacking sweetness. I think I will try it again but with Raw Honey and Dark Chocolate Chips and see how it compares. Aesthetically, they were perfect 🙂

Brown Butter Banana Muffins


I’m no quitter so I’ll get it the way I like it…eventually!



November 25, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,


  1. I can’t wait to come there and taste all that great cooking and baking you putting down over there!! I’m home today … Holla if you’re free 🙂

    Comment by cooldestiny | November 25, 2010 | Reply

    • Come on over. We’ll trade cooking secrets. 🙂

      Comment by Lyn | November 30, 2010 | Reply

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