#FBCOOKIESWAP – Cashew Cashew Cookies

This year’s Food Blogger Cookie Swap teamed with Cookies For Kids Cancer to help promote a good cause and also to insure that people who sign up to participate  are committed to seeing it through. It goes like this. Each blogger bakes 1 dozen cookies for three bloggers chosen by administrators. Send them off then […]

FFwD – Béatrix’s Red Kuri Soup

One of my favorite things about cooking my way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table with the French Friday group is trying new things. I had never heard of red kuri squash until Dori introduced me to them. Its a lovely cross between a pumpkin and a chestnut. And the best thing about it […]

TwD – Baking Chez Moi – Cranberry Crackle Tart

This time of year we’re all thinking about desserts and treats. If you’re like me you want to try something different but if its too different my family and friends will be polite, usually, but they really want the old standbys and favorites. At least that’s the way it is at my house. This cranberry […]

FFwD – Storzapretis

Dorie tells us this is a Corsican specialty made with local goat cheese called brocciu. If that’s not available whole milk ricotta can be substituted. I couldn’t find brocciu or the Italian ricotta that several Doristas were recommending so had to use grocery store ricotta. Dorie suggests draining the ricotta for a few hours. Mine […]

FFwD – No Duck, No Kumquats – Roasted Pork Loin with Cherry Sauce

This week’s recipe from Around My French Table called for duck breasts and kumquats. I found whole duck but I couldn’t find duck breasts. Kumquats were easy to find until about 2 weeks ago. I remember Cher saying she used frozen cherries so I decided to follow her lead! And its a delicious idea. I rubbed […]

Baking Chez Moi – Palets de Dames, Lille Style

Dorie’s done it again! Dorie Greenspan’s newest cookbook is a perfect companion to Around My French Table, the book French Fridays with Dorie has been cooking through for the past four years. We will finish that project in May 2015 and our next Dorie project will be baking along with the Tuesdays with Dorie crew. […]

FFwD – I Give UP On Jerusalem Artichokes Soup with Parsley Coulis

I was pretty pleased with myself when I ran across a Red Kuri Squash but Jerusalem Artichokes continue to elude me. Then I read an article in the February 2013 edition of Bon Appétite renaming the Jerusalem Artichoke the “fartichocke”. That’s when I decided to stop searching! Maybe I don’t need to experience this vegetable for myself and […]

FFwD – Not Osso Bucco á L’Arman

I went way off course for this week’s recipe and it was delicious! I am conflicted about veal. I enjoy the taste. I understand there are lots of calves as a result of dairy farming and veal production is a way to use more male calves. Still, we all know the story of veal and […]

FFwD – Happy Belated Birthday Dorie and Baking Chez Moi

Birthdays are important! Its the one day of the year, recognized by all that we and our loved ones celebrate us. Even strangers will wish you well upon learning its your day. YOUR special day! I like that. For Dorie Greenspan’s special day the Dorista’s planned a celebration of all things Dorie  by selecting from a […]

FFwD – Monkfish with Double Carrots

I’m sorry to be so late with my post. I don’t know what has happened that I can’t get my blogging done. I do the cooking but the posting isn’t happening. I’m trying to get better but I never make the commitment that makes it happen! Errrr! Very frustrated with myself! Moving on. We loved […]