Monthly Archives: September 2011

deconstructed BLT and eggs

sniff sniff… I’m sick and not at all amused 😦 Tomorrow is the start of a three-day weekend here because Monday is German Unity Day (meant to celebrate the fact that we live in Germany and not East or West … Continue reading

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cookies and tea cakes

I seem to be on a roll with the cookies. First of all, last week I made madeleines (well, almost) for the first time in my life using Dorie’s recipe for Honey-Spiced Madeleines. Dorie describes her recipe as “not your … Continue reading

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madeleine inspired tea cakes

One day I would love to have a spacious kitchen with enough counter and storage space for all the gadgets I covet. I am one of those who could spend hours in Williams Sonoma or Sur la Table. But until … Continue reading

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spiced butter-glazed carrots

I admit that picky eaters confuse me. When the list of foods that you will not eat is longer than the list of foods that you will eat… what fun is that? But picky or not, we all have foods … Continue reading

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orange-almond tart

This week, while the rest of the French Fridays with Dorie crew was making Cinnamon Crunch Chicken, I was busy catching up with old recipes. It’s not that I didn’t want to make this week’s recipe, I did, but it turns … Continue reading

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cooking the book

I first heard about Tuesdays with Dorie several years ago. This is a group of bloggers who are baking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s beautiful book, Baking: From my Home to Yours.  I actually own the book, having received it … Continue reading

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hachis parmentier

I grew up in rural Vermont with parents who had very strong views on food. Actually, they had pretty strong views on most topics, but since we’re talking cooking today we’ll stick with food. In general we followed a very … Continue reading

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