Monthly Archives: October 2011

stuffed pumpkin

We are back from vacation (more on that later) and looking forward to the November recipe line up. In the meantime, apparently my auto-post did not work as I had hoped it would while I was away, so here is … Continue reading

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pissaladiere

My university semester abroad was spent in southern France, and therefore I identify Provencal cooking as more “french” than say a Parisian steak frites. So for me, this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Pissaladiere, is just about as french … Continue reading

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chicken b’almost stilla

As I’m guessing anyone reading this knows, I created this blog in order to participate in French Fridays with Dorie, an online group of home cooks tackling the recipes in Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table, one week and one … Continue reading

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blini with smoked salmon and caviar

I was VERY excited when the October recipe list forĀ French Fridays with Dorie was announced. It is easily the most interesting group of recipes we have cooked yet, and not because I expect them all to be great, but because … Continue reading

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potato gratin

I don’t remember what the exact occasion was, but at one point last year I told my husband that he could pick out any menu which his heart desired and I would make it for him. His selection: “steak, potato … Continue reading

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olive oil cornish hens

Some recipes are more about technique than ingredients and this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Olive Oil Cornish Hens, was a prime example. The list of ingredients was short and, aside from the hens themselves, consisted of basic pantry … Continue reading

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how to spatchcock a chicken

For my fellow French Friday with Dorie cooks (or at least those of you who have never spatchcocked a chicken before) I found this you tube video to be very helpful for this week’s recipe. He cuts his chicken in … Continue reading

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