Christina Zdanowicz Hey, I’m Christina, the CNN iReport news producer. I lead our daily news operations and make sure iReport is represented in the top stories. From covering breaking news to creating newsy assignments, you can say I’m a newshound. Finally, we reached the top of the mountain and drove for what seemed like miles, splashing through deepening potholes and trying to avoid the road crown that was too high even for our Pathfinder. The mostly hardwood forest had an understory of small hemlocks and white pines in some areas. Red maple trees shimmered with gold and red blossoms while red elderberry shrubs bloomed in the understory.
My husband ordered the Yellowfin Tuna l’Occidental; Flashed with Beurre Noisette Crispy Shallots. Despite him not knowing what half of the ingredients were or knowing what the “flashed” methodology of cooking is, he’s a sure thing when it comes to Tuna with any semblance of tartare y style. The crispy shallots were a really nice addition, adding texture to the dish and breaking up the typical tuna tartare flavors you usually see.
North Texas Father Scrambles To Fix Daughter Birthday Truck After Thieves Stole ItA North Texas business owner is scrambling to fix $5,000 worth of damage after thieves stole his daughter birthday gift her first pickup truck. The Southwest League of Professional Baseball announced that it has awarded a franchise to Dallas. It is an independent league which plans to open its inaugural season with six franchises next year..
While many of us would pay good money for the perfect body, research by Arizona State University found that a lot of women would give up a great deal more if it meant being slim including their eyesight. According to this survey, a surprising one in six women would rather be blind than be obese. Furthermore, many women stated they would prefer alcoholism or catching herpes to being overweight, while one in four would prefer to suffer from depression..
My Delicious Weekend in San Francisco L’Artisan Gourmet Parisian Macarons and Gourmet More French Specialty StoreI’m the type of person rather starve myself, cut out the carbohydrates so I can eat those yummy sweet desserts LOL ! So naturally I’m a big fan obsessed about those pretty delicious macarons! I am always on the mission to find try the local macarons in whatever cities I travel to like Paris, London, Japan, New York. And to my pleasant surprise in my hometown San Francisco, there is a charming petite French store name “Gourmet More” that has Chef Alex Trouan “L’artisan Gourmet Parisian Macarons” !! They are not only so beautiful to look at; each one of them is like a piece of art! But also Orgasmicaly Delicious!So let’s set something straight first, the French Macaron is only spelled with one “O” as opposed to the equally yummy, chewy coconut aroma Italian Macaroon. Also it is pronounced as “macaRHONE” not “macaRoon”! If you can say it with that dry heave rolling “R” thing on the last syllable like most French people do then you’ve earned your extra Macaron points haha.Chef Alexandre Trouan of L’Artisan Gourmet Parisian Macarons brings with him a rich culinary tradition that began in the South of France.