BRÛLÉED PLUMS WITH BRANDY CUSTARD

BrûleedPlumswithBrandyCustard

BrûleedPlumswithBrandyCustard

When I found these Very Cherry Plums I knew they were going to make a delicious dessert.  I decided to make Brûléed Plums with Brandy Custard. Continue reading

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Shrimp Riviera with Pico de Gallo

Shrimp Riviera

Shrimp Riviera with Pico de Gallo

I have been watching Jacques Pépin every time I can catch him on PBS. He has started taking shortcuts and I think if it is good enough for Jacques it is good enough for me. I made his corn soufflé and was inspired by the simplicity of the recipe. Then after poking round I found his Fillet of Sole Riviera with Pico de Gallo, I read the recipe, but then the next day I saw him make it on his show. Continue reading

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Corn Soufflé

Corn Soufflé

Corn Soufflé

I went to the market and they had a big display of fresh corn. I know it is a little early for corn, but I sneaked a peek and the kernels were so plump and I could smell the flavor. I had to pick a few ears.  Finally I could make Corn Soufflé. Continue reading

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Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis

It is cherry season – please make a Cherry Clafoutis. You can make a Cherry Clafoutis in a non-metal pan, or like I did in individual ovenproof ramekins. Butter, then sugar pan/ramekins, line the bottom with cherries, pour the batter over the cherries and bake. The ingredients are almost in all kitchens with the exception the fruit and whipping cream. Continue reading

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Cloud Bread

Cloud Bread Lunch

Cloud Bread Lunch

I am slowly getting back on track. I am back in my home and getting back in the kitchen and making Cloud Bread. Continue reading

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I made a sheet-pan dinner

Butterflied Chicken

Butterflied Chicken From My Sheet-Pan Dinner

…. and it was great.

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Red Fruit Salad

Red Fruit Salad

Red Fruit Salad

I love bloggers. They spur my memories and my imagination. I was reading ParisBreakfast. She went on an outing. They were serving red fruit salad. That made me think of one of my favorite lunch places, a little French Bistro Continue reading

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Potatoes and Green Beans

Potatoes and Green Beans

Potatoes and Green Beans

I first had this recipe of potatoes and green beans at my mother-in-law’s many years ago. And then I was watching Lidia Bastianich. She was making my mother-in-law’s salad. The one she used to make so often and she always made it for the 4th of July family reunions. Continue reading

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Leek and Shiitake Sauté

Leek and Mushroom on Flatbread

Leek and Mushroom on Flatbread

This leek and shitake sauté should have a better name.  This combination is one more thing to add your culinary toolkit. It has so many uses. You can add it to an omelet, or on top of a bowl of polenta, you can serve under a serving of fish, chicken, or steak. Are you getting the picture? Continue reading

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Salmon Cake Lunch

Salmon Lunch

Salmon Lunch

I really like salmon and I am always looking for a way to make it new. I have had Salmon and Zucchini and cooked Salmon en Papillote (in parchment). Both are so good so please don’t make me choose which is best. Continue reading

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