This week I was called “a baker” three times. Enough already. When people do this I turn my head around as if to see the person they are actually talking to behind me. There is never anyone there. They mean me. “Who me? A baker? Wuh?” It sounds so odd when I hear it said […]
French Fridays with Dorie Its not often that I am at a complete loss for what I should expect from a recipe but this Chestnut Pear Soup was quite a surprise to me as it was something I quite enjoyed. Usually as I read through a recipe I can pretty much make a good go […]
Dear You-Know-Who, Please take a good, long look at these Fried Olives Stuffed with Blue Cheese. There. Thank you. First off, you know we love you dearly, but it is time one of us find the courage and tell you something you might not want to hear. This situation a bit awkward for me as […]
Thank goodness this delicious rice pudding with caramelized apples is nothing like the sticky paste sort a homophobic bastard once threw at me in high school. It’s sublime!
Please bear with me as I try a little experiment here. I need to see if I can make this post happen in as little time as it took me to make these incredibly easy baked tomatoes and eggs and get them on the table. So what you say? From start to finish these brunch […]
French Fridays with Dorie Sad, fallen soufflés More like fancy scrambled eggs Follow directions! So careless of me I know I should read them first Maybe I had wine… Butter AND DUST the cups! This is how the eggs pouf up. Just look at these duds! Still, here I share them. For […]
French Fridays with Dorie Delicious meals such as this one featuring Veal Chops with Rosemary Butter always remind me that it was just this type of preparation which first lead me to my place in the kitchen. To my way of thinking there is simply no better meal type one can cook for ones self […]
You don’t need to be dining at Yves Camdeborde’s Le Comptoir to enjoy these Ahi Tuna Pizzas with Mozzarella and Basil lifted from his menu. You don’t even need puff pastry! Just toast. And with stuff on toast like this you can’t go wrong.
These avocado pops (or palletas) adapted from Fany Gerson’s recipe are a perfect summer afternoon snack. For an added element add a pinch of cayenne pepper!
French Fridays with Dorie. “Floating Island” is the English name for the French dessert “île flottante” or “œufs à la neige” . It uses a French custard dessert sauce called “crème anglaise” which when you translate it means “English creme”. Oh those crazy French. In my family Floating Islands was a storied dessert. One which we […]
Every summer about this time my guy will come home one warm night from work holding a huge case of perfect, yellow, juicy summer peaches in his hands and then plops them on the counter with a big smile then say to me sweetly, “Here baby, make me something with these peaches. Please.” This year, it is Frozen Yogurt Peach Pops (pzletas) lightly flavored with coconut milk.
Tzadziki is now finding its way onto French tables, Dorie’s included, as a sauce for sandwiches, tartines, and even as a dressing for fresh vegetables and salads. A dollop of this stuff on a few slices of tomatoes given to us by a friend was the culinary highlight of my week. Just sayin’.
I didn’t know how fantastic an iced caffe latte in the late afternoon would be. Because if I ever knew how good a home made, ice cold, caffe latte made with premium espresso and a rich, fresh cup of whole milk would be I my coffee intake would spike right back up to my pre-semi-abstinence levels right then and there.