Chronology of a Food Lover…Me!

Short Story (the recipe timeline version)

JackieDeKnock190The Recipes that got me here

If you’re a foodie, like me, you probably measure landmark events in your life in some way that involves food (or maybe that’s just me)! I realized I could tell my story, and hence the story of Gourmet Safari, in a timeline punctuated by recipes you can find here at Gourmet Safari ‘3.0’. So join me on a trip, a safari if you will… Back to the Future!

The Gourmet Safari Recipe Timeline

Home (sweet home)

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 Liver ‘n Onions again, why Mom? =
“See Ya Later” Liver ‘n Onions
(took off for Paris)

Dream Job (France oh la la)

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Au Pair (nanny) in Paris for French film actress =
“Take a Chance on Me” Hand-rolled Cold Rice Paper Spring Rolls

Salade Niçoise

Became a food-lover (fell in love, no, not with a man…) =
“No Holds Barred” Salade Niçoise

Dream Man (found true love, how lucky)

Love Potion No. 9 Chilled Caviar_IMG_2211

 Valentines Day with Humphy Bogart =
“Love Potion No. 9” Chilled Caviar

Filet of Sole in a Cream Sauce

 Marvellous Malta Tied the knot with Humphry Bogart =
“Something New” Filet of Sole in a Cream Sauce

Gourmet World Traveller (worked for international airline)

Dream Business (Gourmet Safari 1.0 – culinary tours)

Gourmet Treats (the perfect Gourmet Gifts)

Dream Kitchen (Gourmet Safari 2.0 – dream come true Cooking Classes)

Far East (soul searching)

Mulligatawny Soup

Took off to India (Eat, Pray, Love(ish) =
“Always Fun, Always New, Always Be You” Mulligatawny Soup

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

 Took off again to China/Laos/Vietnam (Eat, Pray Love(ish) =
“Stop Sitting on the Fence” Deep-fried Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Matters of the Heart (ouch)

Following the Dream (Foodie Playlist)

Frozen Grapes, Wine and Chocolate

 Working on Gourmet Safari 3.0 =
Frozen Grapes, Wine and Chocolate (fixes everything)

Pistachio-Cardamom Pound Cake

 Comfort – “In the end, everything will be okay. If it’s not okay, it’s not yet the end.” ~ Fernando Sabino =
Pistachio-Cardamom Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

The moral of my story; always follow your dreams… never stop! Don’t let matters of the heart ever take you off-course! Oh, and eat chocolate whenever you need cheering up.


Jackie's 'signature'_Briar Rose