CtBF-Potato Chowder

This is a great, simple recipe. Yummy potato soup is always a good option. Dorie offers lots of options, plenty to try in different seasons. For this version, I stuck with the classic, and opted to purée though the other chunkier versions sound fabulous. In a nod to my niece who lives in Baltimore, I … Continue reading CtBF-Potato Chowder

CCC – January re-set

The latter part of December was surprisingly stressful, so while 2015 was ok, I was ready for a new year. That also meant that I would be trying to re-set and get back to my blog, as well as cooking along with my friends in the Cottage Cooking Club. We have been cooking through Hugh … Continue reading CCC – January re-set

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

CCC – chestnut & sage soup, twice-baked potatoes – the November recipes

At this time of year, things seem to get very busy. I've been working a lot, some of it on a new project out of the country, so between that and hosting Thanksgiving (weekend!), I have missed out on a few recipes. That said, I did get to a couple, and I'm happy I did. At first … Continue reading CCC – chestnut & sage soup, twice-baked potatoes – the November recipes

ffwd – (faux) jerusalem artichoke soup

The fact is, I haven't been able to find Jerusalem artichokes. I know I'm not alone, though others are so well-organized that they order them ahead. Not me. From the beginning of French Fridays with Dorie, for some reason, I always think that I should cook the recipe the same week that that it is … Continue reading ffwd – (faux) jerusalem artichoke soup

ffwd – provençal vegetable soup

As one of our French Fridays recipes for the month of July, the conversation around this has been as much about the weather as anything else. Since I'd already been behind on recipes this month, I felt bad for not completing this one, so I went out and picked up the remaining ingredients I'd need. On … Continue reading ffwd – provençal vegetable soup

ffwd – guacamole!

This version of guacamole is a crunchy, veggie-filled mixture. There are so many ways to make guacamole, that it's fun to try something different. I've always loved avocados (plainly sliced with a nice sprinkling of salt - yum), and guacamole, for me, is not an exception. I'm always surprised to find people who don't like … Continue reading ffwd – guacamole!