Sunday, August 17, 2014
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries
This is Evergreen Beach Lodge in Ephraim (pronounced ee-frum), Wisconsin. It's in Door County. Do you have a United States map in your room? Can you find Wisconsin? Do you see that kind of little pinkie finger sticking out into Lake Michigan? That's Door County. this is the hotel where Miss Elaine and I stayed -- it's over 100 years old. Here is a view of Lake Michigan from our hotel room.
We had cherries and pecans on French toast.
One of the coolest things we did was take a cooking class. The school was called The Savory Spoon. Do you know what savory means? Can you look it up in the dictionary? Janice Thomas owns the cooking school and she was glad I came to class!
We did a lot of the cooking. We divided into groups. Miss Elaine and I worked on the salad. The dessert group made crepes (kreps) filled with cherries. Crepes are thin French pancakes. That group put cherries in the middle of each crepe, then folded them over. Miss Janice put them in a pan on the stove and poured sauce over them. Then she set the sauce on fire! That's called flambeeing (flam-bay-ing), another French word. As you can see, it was pretty scary. Miss Elaine and I will not be trying this at home!