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A Food Blogger GIF Wall When anyone pins from this blog to Pinterest I’m like: On Fridays when I wake up and remember I’ve missed yet another French Fridays with Dorie post I’m like: When that food blogger we all know posts her avocado toast with runny egg to Instagram every morning I’m like:

Guacamole Without a Plan

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French Fridays with Dorie I’ve never seen anyone follow a recipe for making guacamole. I never even considered that anyone might actually need one. And yet here it seems that a very good recipe for it has ended up in a recipe book about Paris cooking that I have committed to cooking my way through from beginning […]

Pie Plate Salad! A Retro Food Celebration!

A Retro-Tastic ™ Food Celebration for July 4th! It is impossible for us to separate our favorite holidays from the food dishes we crave when celebrating them. Who would dare host a Christmas dinner without a Butterball turkey and a can of mom’s favorite cranberry jelly? And consider the cries of disappointment if there wasn’t […]

Beet Pickled Eggs (Deviled too!)

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All these years later and I can still hear my mother’s voice whenever I stare down at a plain hard boiled egg: “Trevor, unless you are going to eat these eggs I’m not going to let you decorate any more of them. So are you going to eat them this year?”  “No. I just can’t.” […]

Smoked Salmon Waffles with a Poached Egg

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French Friday’s with Dorie When I read the French Friday’s with Dorie recipe some weeks I often jump to the conclusion that I just might delay cooking the recipe until, well, forever. Then, after a day or two I will either get struck by a lightning bolt of silly inspiration, a giant pang of guilt for letting […]

Sausage Stuffed Cornish Hens

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French Friday’s with Dorie – Its a “Food Revolution!” Today is Food Revolution Day, a day started by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to encourage all manner of food people around the blogosphere to do something, to do anything, that gets kids interested in eating and cooking good food. As was done last year, the denizens […]

Broiled Leeks Vinaigrette with Mimosa

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French Fridays with Dorie – Haiku Fridays what do we have here? broiled leeks with mimosa so why no champagne?   A platter of leeks set  for your guests to enjoy an elegant dish   named for a flower   and when combined with the leeks: Intoxicating  

Tuna Rillettes without a Kitchen Island

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French Fridays with Dorie – Tuna Rillettes Rillettes are coarse, pâté-like (but not actually pâté) French spreads typically made from duck, pork, or rabbit. They are easy to make and present well as a deeply satisfying appetizer or picnic food. Rillettes are the perfect type of something-something that when added to a charcuterie tray and […]

Spring Veal Stew – the green kind.

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French Fridays with Dorie I’ve never been much for those” impromptu dinner party” sorts of things. At least not when they appear suddenly at my house around my dining room table. These are those hastily thrown together gatherings where guests show up on a moment’s notice and it is implied that they agree to consume […]

Baby Bok Choy en Papillote with Snow Peas & Garlic

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French Friday’s with Dorie – Haiku! 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

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Sriracha & Sesame

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Last 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 […]

Quiche Maraichère

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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 […]

Visitandine Strawberry Shortcakes

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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 […]

Aperol Tequila Swizzle Cocktail

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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 […]

Tartines: Norvegienne & Saint Germaine

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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 […]