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 – 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

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

ffwd – french lentils – a basic recipe

French lentils have to be one of the handful of my very favorite recipes in Around My French Table. And one from which┬áI learned the most. I had never been a fan of lentils. I like beans of most varieties, and love split pea soup - but lentils? Then the revelation of these wonderful small … Continue reading ffwd – french lentils – a basic recipe

ffwd – brown-sugar squash and brussels sprouts (en papillote)

I really intended to make this the way I was "supposed" to, but once I had my vegetables prepped, I couldn't bring myself to it. At least this time I moved forward. Last week's French Friday with Dorie challenge expected us to make an Asian stir-fry with 2 cups (!) of tomato sauce (!) - … Continue reading ffwd – brown-sugar squash and brussels sprouts (en papillote)