June 2012

Salade Niçoise

June 30, 2012
Salade Niçoise

Salade Niçoise is an old bird. She gets around. And sometimes she’s not her best. But her potential is incredible. And done right, this salad is satisfying, not a terrible cliché and worthy of its fame. And before we go any farther, a note on pronunciation in honor of my other (and better) half who has […]

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Raspberry Galette

June 26, 2012
Raspberry Galette

When I was a kid, my grandmother had a few rows of raspberries in her garden. And because I was allergic to grandma’s cats and spent the majority of my time outside when I was visiting her, I got to know her garden pretty well. The raspberries were the prize. The ultimate catch. Nothing ever […]

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Herb Dip

June 23, 2012
Herb Dip

If there’s one way to surely take you cooking knowledge to the next level, it’s to go steady with herbs. They are great companions, you can take them anywhere, and there’s almost always one that suits your mood and complements you perfectly. They’re also generally very forgiving of laziness, not caring whether you use a […]

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Julia Child’s Reine de Saba Cake

June 20, 2012
Reine de Saba Cake

This year marks what would be the 100th birthday of Julia Child. This woman has inspired generations of people to get into the kitchen and she did everything with gusto, so yes, she’s a bit of an idol of mine. I, like many others, cooked my way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking as a way of […]

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Ricotta Muffins

June 15, 2012
Muffins

I’m a firm believer that a muffin is appropriate at any time of the day. As nice as a muffin is in the morning with a big cup of coffee or tea, I find a muffin is equally nice in the afternoon as a quick snack. And muffins totally work as a side to salad, […]

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Ginger, Lemon, Pecan, and Oatmeal Cookies

June 12, 2012
Ginger Lemon Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

Ginger, lemon, pecans, and oatmeal? Sounds like too much going on. I like simple cookies, you say. And wait a sec. There’s no chocolate? Well, I had the same concerns about these cookies. But these are the favorite cookies chez moi. And the same could happen chez vous. I like cookies. Everyone likes cookies. But […]

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