I can’t say it enough, I love cooking during this season. During last week’s dramatic cool-down, I had a craving for some good old French onion soup. We went for French on date night and I got some. Made me very happy. It also got my creative juices flowing to make something French, and what’sContinue reading “Endive Gratin”
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One benefit of all my charcuterie experimenting is we usually have some sausages and cured meat tucked away somewhere, just in case. At the moment we’ve got quite a variety with some speck, coppa, sausages, and bacon, so there occurred a great opportunity to cook up a pot of cured meat deliciousness: choucroute garnie.
Beurre Manié and French Style Spring Peas
This week I’m kneading things up a little bit (wait for it…) and incorporating a simple yet useful technique into the post. Cheryl picked up a package of shelled peas at Trader Joe’s so I made some French peas to go with our Sunday dinner roast. Since I’d made this dish before, I knew thereContinue reading “Beurre Manié and French Style Spring Peas”
Cassoulet – A Labor of Love
Cassoulet is one of my favorite wintertime French dishes. On the surface it doesn’t seem like anything too special, basically a white bean stew with some meat in it, slow cooked into a rich, hot, warm your bones dish. I don’t think you simply “cook” or “make” cassoulet, it’s something you actually “build.” In herContinue reading “Cassoulet – A Labor of Love”