Beef Bourguignon always bring to mind Julia Child to me. It’s her baby…and I knew at some point I would have to make this comfort food stew recipe that always has everyone sighing with joy.
This weekend was spent getting to know my new camera. Let’s just say, we have a lot more to get to know. I am learning so many things, but still have a lot left to learn. Here are a few of my pictures that actually turned out not completely blurry and that I like.
My favorite, which ironically is not of a live human being, dog or delicious food item.
This was where I learned to get the Bokeh effect or “blurred background”. However, when I went outside, it didn’t work on the flowers until I figured out how to readjust the lighting or shutter speed and ISO.
And I still haven’t completely figured out how to get it right without so much blurring like this picture of my Thai basil.
Everything is blurred but the flower, which is what I had the center focus on.
And then there’s this picture of Kayla playing the guitar, and Mr. Wonderful dancing. She’s kind of sharp and he’s pretty much blurred.
Readjusting for each picture is tedious and bogs my brain down. I think there’s something to be said for “auto”.
I did a few sweet shots of Kayla, who was the only one willing to be my guinea pig.
She didn’t last long.
And then, there’s the Beef Bourguignon.
I completely resisted making this dish when Julie and Julia was out due to the fact that every blogger, cooking magazine and newspaper was doing it. But for some reason, this weekend with a new camera?
I decided to make it.
I watched Tyler Florence’s Ultimate Show and he made me drool. It’s his fault.
But my pictures were awful.
So I’m leaving you with this recipe and one picture of the final product. Next time, I would cut the meat pieces smaller beforehand and switch to Ina Garten’s recipe that added carrots for a little more texture in the sauce. This was pretty good, and was a little labor intensive, but how can you go wrong with slow-cooked meat, mushrooms, and pearl onions in a rich, beefy wine sauce? We served ours over Cheesy Soft Polenta or mashed potatoes, depending on who was eating.
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