CtBF -Fresh-off-the-Cob Corn Chowder

Fresh corn chowder. Most summers I spend a large percentage of my cooking on fresh corn, tomatoes and chiles, with some herbs thrown in. This year is different with many other commitments, and back to mostly cooking for one person with a busy schedule. We have local corn that is outstanding, though in the past … Continue reading CtBF -Fresh-off-the-Cob Corn Chowder

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!

CCC – the Cottage Cooking Club, cooking with River Cottage Veg: inaugural post

I've been participating with another cooking group - French Fridays with Dorie for the past 4 (!) years. One of our members, the amazingly talented Andrea Mohr, invited some friends to cook along through a new book, River Cottage Veg, by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and I asked to join in. In my family, I'm usually the … Continue reading CCC – the Cottage Cooking Club, cooking with River Cottage Veg: inaugural post

ffwd – vegetable barley soup with the taste of little india

To me, the best thing about this soup was the spice mixture. I forget about some of the Indian spice combinations, so it was really fun to break out the garam masala for this. It smelled heavenly, and it's a wonderful combination of sweet and warm spices. Along with the fresh ginger, it added wonderful … Continue reading ffwd – vegetable barley soup with the taste of little india