CtBF – Baba Ganoush

I have to admit, this is such a fun name to say. Seriously! Like the Babalu Club with Ricky Ricardo and Luceeeee! While this recipe is for a dish that hails from a land far away from Cuba, Miami and LA, it is the kind of vegetable-ish dish you could find on the table in… Continue reading CtBF – Baba Ganoush

CtBF – Hard-cooked eggs with chervil mayonnaise

I don’t often make my own mayonnaise, but have done so in the past. David’s recipe is a bit different since it uses a whole egg instead of the yolk. Otherwise pretty straightforward. No chervil to be found, so I used garlic chives that are coming up beautifully in the garden. Also I used my… Continue reading CtBF – Hard-cooked eggs with chervil mayonnaise

CtBF – Potato, feta and basil tortilla

Not something I make often, but I did enjoy the versions I made with French Friday’s. I wasn’t sure about the basil. Well, and not the feta. I’ll admit I did look back at the other recipe, you know, “just in case”. Easy enough! Potatoes diced. Cooked to barely tender in some good olive oil,… Continue reading CtBF – Potato, feta and basil tortilla

CtBF – eggplant caviar

When I was planning on making this, I hoped that my favorite farm stand would have eggplant. At first glance, no. But when it was mentioned, the guy immediately went out and picked a bucketful. Doesn't get fresher than that!! When I read the recipe, I immediately thought use the grill! So I charred them,… Continue reading CtBF – eggplant caviar

CtBF – Sardine Spread (rillettes de sardine)

This is an “extra” post for CtBF, since there was a 3rd Friday in September (that I am late for!). The idea was to have optional recipes that included ingredients that might not appeal to everyone. This week: Sardines. My rough calculation is that a bit over half of the group actually like sardines, and… Continue reading CtBF – Sardine Spread (rillettes de sardine)

CtBF – Fattoush

This salad is described as “dressed with a pungent lemony garlic dressing and a jumble of ingredients”. The main differences are a sprinkling of ground sumac and shards of toasted pita. It was suggested that we would love it above all things. As it so happened, I was in the Valley, and so could run… Continue reading CtBF – Fattoush

CtbF|Artichoke tapenade with rosemary oil

This week’s recipe from David Lebovitz’ cookbook My Paris Kitchen, is. Well let me just say it. Amazing. Overused word, but this is a terrific, easy dish, and I think so in keeping with the great idea of having yummy things on hand to share with family and friends. Apparently, it is fairly common to purchase freshly-made… Continue reading CtbF|Artichoke tapenade with rosemary oil