Monthly Archives: July 2011

citrus-berry terrine

“While Americans of all stripes tend to turn snobby at the mere mention of gelatin, the French accept gelatin with the same equanimity with which they accept salt and pepper…” How do you like that? Dorie called me out in … Continue reading

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oh so easy mustard batons

Talk about bang for your buck! Dorie’s Mustard Batons recipe (a previously completed French Fridays with Dorie recipe which I am just now catching up with) is seriously easy. She has posted her original recipe on her website, but it … Continue reading

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basque tortilla

Just to be clear, we’re talking spanish tortillas here (think frittata), not mexican tortillas. And while I love mexican tortillas, I was decidedly not looking forward to trying the basque variety. You see, I like my eggs runny, really runny, … Continue reading

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at least the wine was good

Have you ever had one of THOSE days in the kitchen? You know the ones I’m talking about, the ones where EVERYTHING you cook is a failure. The days where no matter how closely you follow the recipe, it inexplicable … Continue reading

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savory cheese and chive bread

Some recipes are crowd pleasers, and Dorie’s Savory Cheese & Chive Bread (click here for recipe) is definitely one of them. I can’t imagine anyone not liking this recipe. I mean, it’s fresh out of the oven bread, jam-packed with … Continue reading

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gerard’s mustard tart

In my university days I spent a semester abroad studying in Aix-en-Provence, France. In my not entirely unbiased opinion it is one of the most beautiful places in the world and I cherish the memories of my time spent there. … Continue reading

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Melon-Berry Soup

We returned home from vacation on Monday to find that our internet/phone connection had gone out at some point while we were away and it was not restored until late yesterday. Over the course of the week I discovered that … Continue reading

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