Cook The Book Fridays -My Paris Kitchen – Winter Salad

I am so very happy to be back in my comfort zone cooking with friends! I’ve missed this! Cooking through David Leibovitz’s book, My Paris Kitchen, will be an adventure. I look forward to sharing it with you:) Our first recipe was a simple salad with a blue cheese dressing. I don’t know why I’ve […]

Wok Wednesdays – Stir-Fried Lettuce with Garlic Chili

The Wok Wednesdays Asian food cooking group started cooking together in 2012. Admittedly, I’m late to the party but eager to begin! Before I even started cooking I learned that I have the wrong type of wok, anodized aluminum. Carbon steel is the preferred material, or cast iron. I have my new wok on order […]

#FishFridayFoodies – Tuna Curry RollUps

Hello! This is our first post in #FishFridayFoodies, a new cooking group, organized by Wendy Klik @ A Day In The Life On The Farm.  I joined because a group helps me stay focused on accomplishing my goal, in this case to have more fish and seafood in our diet! I’m getting started with an […]

Happy 2016 – Pizza – Acceptance

Its a new year. I’m a believer in new. New recipes. New places. New people. New beginnings. Its hard for me to let go of old, though. I don’t let go of places, things…..people. I want to remake favorite foods, revisit favorite places, keep people close. There is only so much time. So much space. […]

FFwD Grand Finale – Endings – It’s Over

In September 2009 I wrote my first blog post. I didn’t have a clue what I was doing but I had something to say and  blogging seemed like the 21st century way to say it. I had been at odds with my mother since about 1969. Don’t get me wrong; I loved her, loved her […]

FFwD – The Never Doubt Dorie Moment

As French Friday with Dorie is coming to an end the assignment is to remember a time I was skeptical about a recipe but ended up liking it or learning a useful technique. The recipe that was probably the most surprising for me was Endives, Apples, and Grapes from page 338 of Around My French Table […]

TwD – Baking Chez Moi – Rhubarb Upside-Down Brown Sugar Cake

I served this Brown Sugar Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake for dessert. I will confess to being skeptical of this one but it was quite delicious. I used frozen rhubarb drained really, really well and then blotted with paper towels. Still my cake took an extra 15 minutes or so past the stated 25 minutes. I served […]

FFwD – The Aha Moment – Favorite Recipes

I have ruminated on French Fridays and my favorite recipes and what I’ve learned and what I will miss and the people and why can’t I get my posts up on time anymore and on and on and on. You get the idea. Picking a favorite recipe is hard but I’m saying Salade Nicosia on […]

The Cottage Cooking Club – May 2015

When The Kitchen Lioness started The Cottage Cooking Club, based on Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Veg cookbook, I was excited at the opportunity to experiment with more vegetarian dishes. I participated a couple of times and then life and various distractions got in my way. With French Fridays winding down I’m ready to gear up with […]

FFwD – Chicken In A Pot – The Last Recipe!

It is hard to believe this project, cooking our way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table, is coming to an end. I joined the group in November of 2010, one month after it began. While I’ve learned a few things about cooking, the best part has been the people I’ve connected with. This chicken […]

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