ffwd – next day beef salad

This week's French Friday with Dorie recipe is a salad to be made with leftover beef - I think to be exact, the leftover beef from "a Saturday night's boeuf a la ficelle". That was one recipe from Around my French Table that I never did get around to trying. But the recipe itself is … Continue reading ffwd – next day beef salad

ffwd – croquants

I had never heard of croquants, and not speaking French, the name of this little confection meant nothing to me. After reading the description of the cookie, the ingredients and method, I was intrigued. Yes, very. You see, croquant means crunchy in French. And the method is crazy-simple. The idea that I might be able to put together … Continue reading ffwd – croquants

ffwd – spice-crusted tuna and scallops

Spice crusted tuna... it sounded like a good recipe, and also a good choice for what has been a busy January. I broke my rule (since I was late making this) and read some of the others' posts and comments about the recipe. This time it was totally encouraging, since I don't make a lot … Continue reading ffwd – spice-crusted tuna and scallops

ffwd – arman’s caviar in aspic

This recipe must be one that is most-dreaded by Doristas of all of the offerings in Around My French Table. Upon reading the description, I had to go out and find examples of Arman's work, since it was supposed to be the inspiration of the dish for a dinner party. Based on Dorie's description, this should be … Continue reading ffwd – arman’s caviar in aspic

ffwd – simplest breton fish soup

The first recipe of our last year of cooking through Around My French Table (not to say the last of French Fridays with Dorie), is a simple fish soup/stew, that is both light and filling. You might ask, how does that work? But work, it does. The list of ingredients seems a bit long, but … Continue reading ffwd – simplest breton fish soup

ffwd – 2014 Christmas Card/Recipe Exchange

Question #102: If you could indulge in only one type of cookie this holiday season, which cookie would you be eating a lot of? Thus started my participation in this year's Christmas Card exchange among the members of French Fridays with Dorie. For the past few years, those who were interested/able exchanged Christmas cards. It's … Continue reading ffwd – 2014 Christmas Card/Recipe Exchange

ffwd – lamb and dried apricot tagine

This dish is a wonderful departure from other braises that are so perfect for this time of year. Not only is it lamb vs. beef, but it includes a combination of warming spices and dried apricots for a bit of sweetness that contributes to a wonderful combination of flavors that is so satisfying. There is … Continue reading ffwd – lamb and dried apricot tagine