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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