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

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 […]

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 […]

Vegetable Barley Soup with the Taste of Little India

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French Fridays with Dorie Surprisingly, it didn’t matter so much to me that just as our planet was gliding across its vernal equinox, signaling both the arrival of Spring and an imminent end to my seasonal affective disorder, our French Friday’s with Dorie crew had been assigned to make a decidedly wintery soup — one laden with […]

Scallop and Onion Tarte Fines

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French Fridays with Dorie The choice to select these Scallop and Onion Tarte Fines to once again jump back in to the French Friday with Dorie milieu is as puzzling to me as the tarts themselves. While reading this recipe I could tell even then that these odd little pizza-like creatures would be somewhat unremarkable. […]

Boeuf à la Ficelle (Beef on a String)

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French Friday’s with Dorie My favorite ingredient for this French Friday’s with Dorie Boeuf à la Ficelle (Beef on a String) dish was not the delicious and tender grass-fed specimen of filet mignon I paid a small fortune for. Nor was it the organically grown rainbow carrots with their timely anti-Russian homophobia political messaging that purchased at a local farmer’s market. […]

Paris Brest Pastry

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French Friday’s with Dorie I generally try to avoid cream puffs. These creamy sweet desserts such as eclairs and other puffed dough balls filled with whipped cream have never been a particular favorite of mine. They remind me of overconfident Frenchmen who are obnoxious yet still win you over with their charm. I’ll explain later. […]

Moules Mariniere – Taking the Bait!

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French Friday’s with Dorie Moules Mariniere is one of those dishes I only eat when I am far from home. I have fond memories of eating them as a late afternoon lunch at a French bistro when the steaming, wine flavored broth was just the right tonic for restoring my faith after a long day […]

Party Soups à la Christine

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French Friday’s with Dorie People who can take a small bit of this, combine it with a little scrap of that, and turn it out into a terribly chic and stylish something-or-another, all with seemingly little or no effort irritate me greatly. I hate them. And yes, by “hate” and “irritate” I mean their talent makes […]

Mushroom Macaroni Cheese “Risotto”

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French Fridays with Dorie We’ll start this off by saying that this mushroom macaroni cheese is no more “risotto” ’cause it is cooked by stirring it in a hot broth than pizza becomes “Hawaiian” when you top it with a some pineapple. Nonetheless, Dorie Greenspan’s French friend managed to wow her with her “Dressy Pasta Risotto” […]

Dilled Gravlax with Mustard Sauce

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French Fridays with Dorie There isn’t much time left in the day to get this Dilled Gravlax with Mustard Sauce up on the blog for French Friday’s with Dorie I’m a bit stressed about it. My stress isn’t due to having suddenly developed a sense of Friday posting timeliness. (I certainly haven’t gone and done something […]

Merry Christmas from Sis Boom Blog

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  Wanted a nice car Got a purple scarf instead It’s a bonne idée!    Presents under tree, Dorie and I in Paris My Christmas wish-list.   then for the New Year we walk the  Champs-Elysées to look at the lights   What could be better?  Is there anything missing?  How about world peace?   […]

Orange Scented Lentil Soup

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French Friday’s with Dorie Are you full yet? I don’t mean are you feeling full after getting a good look at this gorgeous Orange Scented Lentil Soup. That would be a good kind of full indeed. Rather I am asking whether or not are you full yet from all the rich, sweet, Christmas foods and […]

Chopped Liver & Onions: Mme. Maman

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French Fridays with Dorie Despite having a rather simple ingredient list I would have to imagine that chopped liver and onions is one of those emotionally connected dishes that will not only taste significantly different depending on who is making it, but also depending on who is eating it. Even the most subtle seasoning variances […]