Baby Bok Choy en Papillote with Snow Peas & Garlic

French Friday’s with Dorie – Haiku!

Baby Bok Choy en Papillote

I see it again
packed nicely, four to a box
how does one eat it?

First kiss it with mint
huddle with peas, mint, garlic
Steam it in foil

slide in the oven
fifteen minutes to heaven
open and enjoy


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Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Sriracha & Sesame

spicy roasted cauliflowerLast night after a somewhat awkward realization that I had just eaten an entire batch of this Spicy Roasted Cauliflower,  again, I got to wondering about when cauliflower got to be so damn good ? I made three batches of this  stuff in one week serving it up as a side with just about everything I’ve  made with whatever isn’t consumed nibbled up as a snack the following day. Its  even found its way into my salads and as filling for an egg burrito and simple scramble.

This over the top cauliflower consumption begs the question: when did I start liking cauliflower so much?

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Quiche Maraichère

French Fridays with Dorie French Fridays with Dorie can be at its best when the assigned weekly dish has me rediscovering a a dish I haven’t enjoyed in awhile since becoming part of a ‘food blogging ecosystem’ that doesn’t necessarly reward the ordinary. I don’t mean to imply that this Quiche Maraichère is unworthy as it is most […]

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Visitandine Strawberry Shortcakes

French Friday with Dorie – Haiku! a visitandine what’s so special about this? teacakes made by nuns look! fussy styling a ruler strikes my knuckles (i’ll skip this next time) brown’d butter used here my choice if its optional did nuns do that too? Visitandine Strawberry Shortcakes Visitandine is a simple French teacake and yet […]

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Aperol Tequila Swizzle Cocktail

These bottles may not be current “main squeeze” of mine but the rather queer stash of alcoholic this-and-that sits up high in the inconvenient cabinet behind the refrigerator.  Here they serve as my alcoholic booty calls — ready to satisfy me at a moments notice, but never asking any real commitment from me. I would […]

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Tartines: Norvegienne & Saint Germaine

French Friday’s with Dorie [I'm doubling up on French Fridays with Dorie this week since I still have many assignments for which I just haven’t had the time to sit down with a plan and share with you. I’m hoping it will be more palatable going forward if I just double up on Friday whenever […]