I've looked at this blog, and see posts from fellow bloggers, and it shows me just how far behind I've gotten. It's been a whirlwind of a few years, with little time for anything beyond the absolutely necessary. With what little time was available, making choices about exactly what to do left me leaving things … Continue reading CtBF – Salmon burgers, and catching WAY up!
I have always wanted to make one of these! Of course, making one for Christmas itself would be good. We'll see how we like this version. There are plenty around, I'd always assumed that I'd make Julia Child's recipe, but then... here it was in My Paris Kitchen. This version is almost like a soft … Continue reading CtBF -Bûche de Noel
My blogging friend Mardi Michels recently published a cookbook! in the french kitchen with kids. Its filled with a wide range of recipes that look amazing. And I'm sure they are, since Mardi is both an accomplished cook, and we've been reading about her cooking classes with kids and have seen the results. Growing up, … Continue reading Mardi’s no-knead french loaf
When we made a more traditional savory fougasse a few years ago, really enjoyed it. This version has been at the back of my mind since I opened the cookbook. I enjoy baking bread, so I thought it would be a fun challenge. Like David, I love dried cherries. Chocolate of course, is nice. I … Continue reading Chocolate and dried cherry fougasse
At the end of the year, Bon Appetit published a list of great recipes for using a Dutch Oven. One included in the group was called BA's Best Bread. I still had some time off from work and thought it would be fun to try. A classic 3-day bread starting with a poolish. In typical … Continue reading A Bread-baking Experiment
Wow, these may have been the best scalloped potatoes I've ever had! Today, I thought I'd use a BLUF - bottom line up front. Bottom line - these are amazing! And to be fair, I think that this is one of the times when an amazing-quality ingredient really was worth it. To back up, there … Continue reading CtBF -Scalloped potatoes with blue cheese and roasted garlic
Ramekins filled with baked eggs and other items are always a treat. Individual servings are always fun! This particular version includes sautéed kale with a good dose of garlic, smoked salmon and some cheese, along with house-made garlic crumbs to top it off. I chose baby kale, since kale doesn't really really get very tender … Continue reading CtBF – Baked eggs with kale and smoked salmon