CtBF – Lightning Fast Pork (plus a bit of catching up)

This week's recipe is actually for a quick tahini pork. But Dorie offers an option of using peanut butter and chopped peanuts in place of the tahini and sesame seeds. I like that flavor combination, and it meant one less trip to the store that day - so I was all in. This is a really … Continue reading CtBF – Lightning Fast Pork (plus a bit of catching up)

CtBF – Chicken with Mustard

This is the last recipe our group will be scheduled to make from My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz. Undoubtedly, some will play catch-up to complete the project, and likely some will repeat several of the recipes made over the past few years from this book. But this - this is the last recipe scheduled … Continue reading CtBF – Chicken with Mustard

Chicken Bánh Mì

Bánh Mì sandwiches have been an obsession of mine for a while. I could get them at the airport sometimes when I traveled, and while I even have a cookbook dedicated to them stashed away somewhere, I hadn't really made them often because the very traditional fillings for these quintessential Vietnamese sandwiches didn't really appeal … Continue reading Chicken Bánh Mì

ffwd – chicken in the pot: the garlic and lemon version

I'm willing to bet that a lot of the people who started cooking with French Fridays with Dorie were at least partially drawn to the project because of this recipe. This particular dish adorns the cover of Dorie Greenspan's Around My French Table - the tome that we have been cooking through together for nearly … Continue reading ffwd – chicken in the pot: the garlic and lemon version

#FRD2014 – part trois – chinese chicken salad

I have been making this salad for, well, decades (!), A number of years ago, I was fortunate enough to spend several Julys on Coronado Island. One of the very fun things to do was to listen to the San Diego Pops and watch fireworks. At the venue, you could bring a picnic dinner and … Continue reading #FRD2014 – part trois – chinese chicken salad

ffwd – a French (Food Revolution) Friday

As we did last year, the French Fridays with Dorie cooking group is participating in the international Food Revolution Day. This year, Jamie Oliver is asking people “get kids excited about food” To that end, we are all choosing recipes from around my french table that we think every child should know how to make. I guess that I was really fortunate … Continue reading ffwd – a French (Food Revolution) Friday

ffwd – hurry-up-and-wait chicken

This week's recipe is mostly a simple one - good for this time of year. And despite some of the gymnastics involved, because it's roasted at such a high temperature, the chicken cooks very quickly. This can be as simple as a chicken, salt, pepper and butter. I used a seasoning blend, but nothing fancy. … Continue reading ffwd – hurry-up-and-wait chicken

ffwd – Food Revolution Day

Today is Food Revolution Day, and our French Fridays with Dorie crew is participating by blogging about a recipe from Around My French Table. The idea behind the Day is that we need to get back to making healthy food at home. So many people who are busy working, with family and other activities struggle … Continue reading ffwd – Food Revolution Day

ffwd – chicken, apples, and cream a la normande

This week's recipe is a classic French one. I know that Julia Child has many recipes for chicken with cream. But this one has ingredients that I really love, apples, mushrooms, Calvados! I've never made it before; either Dorie's recipe, or Julia's; mainly because it's probably not that good for me (though worse than other … Continue reading ffwd – chicken, apples, and cream a la normande

ffwd – chicken basquaise

This chicken basquaise is really a piperade to which chicken is added. When I did a little added research, I found that this recipe is really quite traditional. "A basquaise is a type of dish prepared in the style of Basque cuisine that often includes tomatoes and sweet or hot red peppers."  "Piperade (Gascon) or Piperrada (Basque), from piper (pepper in Gascon and Basque) is a typical Basque dish prepared with onion, green … Continue reading ffwd – chicken basquaise