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Pain de Maïs d’Herbe de Fromage de Jambon now doesn’t that look and sound better?!  But really what I made was buttermilk cornbread with herbs, cheese and ham.

Start with 4 large eggs, beaten.

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Add one cup cultured buttermilk.

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Add 2 TBSP melted butter.

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Add about 1/3 cup olive oil.

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Mix well and add  2 cups cornmeal (yellow only please! – you do not want anemic looking cornbread!) ,

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and 1 TBSP baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda

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Salt and pepper to taste…

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Mix well and add 1 cup graded cheese – whatever kind you like.   This is cheddar and jack.

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Dice a “hunk of ham” -whatever you think is enough…this ended up being probably 2 cups.

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Add herbs of your choice, I chose chives…cause I love ’em!

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Pour into a HOT, greased cast iron skillet or other prepared baking dish.  I prefer cast iron for cornbread.  And if you heat it before pouring in your batter, it gives you that crunchy dark crust on the bottom and sides!

Bake at 400  for about 30 minutes or until it tests done.  And Viola!! Supper! Quick and easy and yummy!

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Update on Husband: He landed in Paris, is on the way to his hotel and will call when he gets there and give me all his ticket information.  I believe I can get him on an earlier flight home tomorrow and that would be great!



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I started enough seeds a couple of weeks ago for me and Jessica and whom ever else needs or wants some. Most all of them sprouted.

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So yesterday I decided it was time to put them in little pots to begin their journey towards my new herb bed or one of their other new homes.

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I cut newspaper circles with my handy dandy Fiskers circle cutter to put in the bottom of the pots (keeps the soil from falling through the little hole in the bottom).

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See how nicely they fit!

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Then I labeled the pots. I had numbered my trays and then kept a little notebook with the names/numbers of what I planted.

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Adding a little potting soil.

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A little water.

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Seedlings and then a little more water…

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Awww…aren’t they adorable!? I will begin hardening them over the next couple of weeks in preparation for their new bed. These are all culinary herbs ~ 3 kinds of basil, chives, thyme, 3 kinds of parsley plus cilantro, oregano, spearmint, sage – no rosemary as I have a HUGE rosemary plant I hope to transplant as well. I think I will make a trip to the nursery when the bed is ready and put in a little medicinal section as well. Borage, St. Johns, Lambs Ears, Chamomile, Comfrey (if I can find some).

This warm weather lately has inspired me!

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