Monthly Archives: February 2012

eclairs

My husband is an eclair fiend. I do not exaggerate in the least when I say that, on our last trip to Paris, he averaged about two per day.¬†One might then think that this would have been one of my … Continue reading

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scallops with caramel-orange sauce

I was lucky enough to come across some extra fresh scallops last week. They were sittin pretty, still in their shells, and I swear that I heard one call my name as I walked by the fish counter. It was … Continue reading

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french onion soup

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Cheese-Topped Onion Soup, is a bistro classic and a personal favorite. There is simply nothing better than a warming bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day. Onion soup requires very few ingredients … Continue reading

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gnocchi a la parisienne

In a couple of weeks I will be starting a new job which promises to keep me quite busy and so I am now in a last-minute rush to try to get all caught up with my French Fridays with … Continue reading

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chocolate mousse cake

The end is in sight. Only a few more recipes to go and I will be all caught up with¬†French Fridays with Dorie. Today’s catch up recipe is Chocolate Mousse Cake. Why have I put this one off for so … Continue reading

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mussels and chorizo

For the longest time I was afraid to make mussels at home. I was scared off by the fact that just one little bad guy in a pot of otherwise fresh and tasty mussels could wreak such havoc, and I … Continue reading

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nutella tartine

Nutella, is as ubiquitous in Germany as peanut butter is in the US. It is considered a staple pantry item and, while both cheap knockoffs and fancy schmancy high-end versions are widely available, most buyers seem to remain loyal to … Continue reading

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gougeres

One of the most basic differences between cooking in the US vs cooking in europe is the way that ingredients are measured. To generalize very broadly here, we american like to measure our ingredients by volume (for example with cups … Continue reading

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gorgonzola-apple quiche

Blue cheese is a classic love it or hate it kind of food, meaning that very few people are indifferent to blue cheese, most either love it or hate it. I love it! That said, this week’s French Fridays with … Continue reading

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