CtBF – Potatoes cooked in duck fat

For me, this is like going backwards, writing first about the last recipe in my duck trilogy completed over the past week. But to get duck fat, without buying it from the store, you have to cook some duck (confit). And then you must use said confit in something (like cassoulet). That has to be… Continue reading CtBF – Potatoes cooked in duck fat

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 -Scalloped potatoes with blue cheese and roasted garlic

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

CCC – March Recipes (lentils, potatoes and another “spouffle”)

This month with the Cottage Cooking Club offered up some great recipes, none of the dishes I chose were completely new to me, but it still made for a great array of recipes. As I’ve mentioned many times on this blog, I have grown to love the French green lentils (Puy). They are pretty, retain their… Continue reading CCC – March Recipes (lentils, potatoes and another “spouffle”)

CtBF – Belgian beef stew with beer and spice bread

This is a tale of two recipes. The first recipe is for pain d’epices, which is a honey-spice quick bread. And that is then sliced and slathered with mustard – and is put on top of the beef stew stew to thicken it. But I digress, the first step is really to make the bread.… Continue reading CtBF – Belgian beef stew with beer and spice bread

CCC -a ragout, a toastie, and a gratin

This month’s Cottage Cooking Club selections included quite a few yummy-sounding dishes. I have to say, I’m a bit proud of myself, since I committed to two, but made three. And I’m so happy I did! Just as I am getting settled in to my house in Sedona, it’s the time of year when work starts ramping… Continue reading CCC -a ragout, a toastie, and a gratin

CCC – the April Recipes

As you can see, this is being posted in May. Really? I couldn’t take the time to post on time? With only two recipes completed? Well, things do happen. The last couple of months have been super busy. Mainly with work, but also with family events, so I had to take a delay! Oh well!! In… Continue reading CCC – the April Recipes