Thursday, February 11, 2016

Roasted Beets with Burrata and Blood Orange Vinaigrette

You know how hearing a certain song can transport you back in time?  Instantly, you’re in the 7th grade, or on a family vacation, or having you’re first kiss all over again.  We produce our own life’s soundtracks through our experiences.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Everyday Whole Grains; Part 2

As Steph recounted recently, French & Farrar had a wonderful day in the kitchen with Ann Taylor Pittman, executive editor of Cooking Light Magazine a few weeks ago.  She joined us at Steph’s house on a Sunday morning to cook a few recipes from her gorgeous and enlightening new cookbook, Everyday Whole Grains.  We had a blast.  With no pressure to feed a waiting party of people, the three of us were able to just casually cook, swap stories, and enjoy ourselves.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Greek Salad with Tomato-Water Vinaigrette

Here’s the deal…

I was spoiled rotten by a tremendous vacation to Greece this summer.  It was truly life altering for many reasons.  I was blessed enough to get a much needed escape.  I thickened some very cherished friendships.  I developed some sure-thing life-long new relationships.  And, I fell in love with the Grecian way of life.  It really is so transforming to get out of your constant.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Braised Artichokes

I heart-a-chockes.  Yep, nothing like one of my favorite vegetables to bring out my really good “dad jokes”.  No shame here.  “What did the green bean say to the eggplant?”…ok, no, not really.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Pure and Simple

Do you ever wake up from a dream that is so good that you try to force yourself back to sleep so you can finish it?  That’s how I felt about the cauliflower soup I had at one of my favorite lunch spots recently.

Eduard, the chef/owner, prides himself on his vegan (not something I generally gravitate towards) purees.  He swears he never uses potato to thicken or enhance his soups.  So, when I asked Eduard what made it so flavorful, he coyly smirked at me as only this particular French Moroccan can do.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Chicken Lettuce Cups

This week, my post was going to be … a glass of wine.

How to open it, pour it, and drink it.

And then I remembered, most people reading this already know how to do that. And do it well.  So I decided not to waste your or my time.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Simple Green

Fresh leafy lettuce.  Red wine vinegar.  Good olive oil.  These are a few of my favorite things.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Skip the Mashed, go with Scalloped

You might be thinking, well this is a little late. Wasn’t Thanksgiving last week? Why didn’t I know about this recipe like 10 days ago? That way I could’ve skipped mashing all those damn potatoes.

Don’t fret. I’m cooking Christmas dinner for our entire family this year, and this scalloped potato dish will reign. I still have three weeks to plan the menu, but there is no way I’d leave this recipe out.

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