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 – Roast lamb with braised vegetables (salsa verde & chickpea puffs)

This recipe from My Paris Kitchen is laid out as quite the production. The salsa verde actually sounded great, and the puffs are supposed to be great - and this time around, I even had the flour I needed in the pantry. I purchased the lamb shoulder, but could only find boneless. I ended up … Continue reading CtBF – Roast lamb with braised vegetables (salsa verde & chickpea puffs)

CtBF – Salmon burgers, and catching WAY up!

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!

CtBF – Brussels Sprouts and “the best day ever”

In a long lifetime of days, it might be a bit much to say literally "the best day ever", but easily this counts as a really great day. I've been blogging along with a group of now friends for 8 years - the original group formed was French Fridays with Dorie, and we cooked through … Continue reading CtBF – Brussels Sprouts and “the best day ever”

CtBF – Baba Ganoush

I have to admit, this is such a fun name to say. Seriously! Like the Babalu Club with Ricky Ricardo and Luceeeee! While this recipe is for a dish that hails from a land far away from Cuba, Miami and LA, it is the kind of vegetable-ish dish you could find on the table in … Continue reading CtBF – Baba Ganoush

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 – eggplant caviar

When I was planning on making this, I hoped that my favorite farm stand would have eggplant. At first glance, no. But when it was mentioned, the guy immediately went out and picked a bucketful. Doesn't get fresher than that!!When I read the recipe, I immediately thought use the grill! So I charred them, then … Continue reading CtBF – eggplant caviar

CtBF -Raw vegetable slaw with creamy garlic dressing

Running a little behind - kind of the usual thing this time of year. I've probably explained before, but in any kind of retail construction, this is the busy season. We have to complete our construction so that the facilities can be in use on time, ensuring that all of our customers can fulfill all Christmas … Continue reading CtBF -Raw vegetable slaw with creamy garlic dressing

CtBF – Fattoush

This salad is described as "dressed with a pungent lemony garlic dressing and a jumble of ingredients". The main differences are a sprinkling of ground sumac and shards of toasted pita. It was suggested that we would love it above all things. As it so happened, I was in the Valley, and so could run … Continue reading CtBF – Fattoush

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”)