around my French table

Not content with “only” making the recipe of the week, I’ve made a couple of other things from the book… I made “creamy, cheesy, garlicky rice with spinach” the other night (p380). I looked to see what I could make with what I had on hand. The “French” version of risotto was wonderful, easy, and… Continue reading around my French table

FFWD – Gerard’s Mustard Tart

The great thing about FFWD is that having someone else choose your recipes means you end up making something you wouldn’t have chosen otherwise (much like my book club). I likely would NOT have picked this one, though my friend Teri (Butter n Thyme), who is in my book club and got me started with… Continue reading FFWD – Gerard’s Mustard Tart

French Fridays with Dorie – Gougeres

Excited to start FFWD! Gougeres are light little cheese puffs – delicate and golden. Might as well say it up front, this was a great recipe! I’ve made these in the past using different recipes, but they really weren’t that special. What yummy little morsels they turned out to be!! To be honest, it was hard… Continue reading French Fridays with Dorie – Gougeres

A recipe warm-up

I really couldn’t stand it – waiting to get started on French Fridays with Dorie, so had to whip up some of my instant-gratification bread: a no-fuss focaccia from the King Arthur Flour website http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/blitz-bread-no-fuss-focaccia-recipe It’s the easiest thing in the world. Just mix everything together in a stand mixer, then place in a prepared… Continue reading A recipe warm-up