Every Monday night there’s a TwitterChat I usually participate in called #FoodieChats (follow @foodiechats or @foodiechatsCHI for updates) where the moderator asks themed questions and people tweet their responses. It’s a fun way to interact with the “Twitter Community” and I occasionally get some good ideas from it. This week’s theme was “Eating Red” soContinue reading “Tomato Bisque”
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Getting Colder Outside, Make a Hearty Vegetable Garbure!
Your first question is what the heck is a vegetable garbure? Short answer: a ham and vegetable French peasantry stew. Long answer: a French stew I found in Ruhlman’s Twenty which enabled me to use up the bacon rind I’ve been saving in the freezer from the last time I made bacon. Doesn’t it alwaysContinue reading “Getting Colder Outside, Make a Hearty Vegetable Garbure!”
Summer Squash Quiche
Summer Squash Quiche Zucchini and yellow squash are flooding the summer markets so here’s another good light, summery dish to bake for a brunch or dinner. Making a quiche is much easier than you think. It’s really a savory tart but with a bit more custard which makes it good enough for an appetizer orContinue reading “Summer Squash Quiche”
What’s for Sunday Dinner: Braised Pork Ribs with Apple-Curry Sauce
Yesterday was a beautiful day in Chicago. The sun was shining, temperature was in the mid-60s, and everyone was out soaking it all up. It reminded me of something I read once about Calvados, the French apple brandy, being like a glass of summer sunshine. That description has always stuck with me and I thinkContinue reading “What’s for Sunday Dinner: Braised Pork Ribs with Apple-Curry Sauce”