Monthly Archives: June 2012

Brioche

After buying Brioche on numerous occasions for recipes and feeling guilty for spending so much money on bread, I decided that I needed to try to make my own. It takes two days- but isn’t tricky.  The recipe in French … Continue reading

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Chilled Asparagus with Vinaigrette and Eggs Mimosa

Asperges en Vinaigrette et Oeufs Mimosa What did I say about always looking for new ways to serve asparagus?  Always on the hunt. This dish starts with cooking the asparagus in water and plunging into an ice bath- nothing new. … Continue reading

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Strawberry Sorbet Shortcakes

This recipe can be found in The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller.  We started with the biscuits and I was fortunate to have a helper who wasn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. The finished product. These berries were … Continue reading

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“Linguine” with White Clam Sauce

This would be our second small plate of the evening… and it turned out to be everybody’s favorite. Soak some clams in water.   Scrub to remove any sand. I made these noodles.  Probably won’t do that next time.  They … Continue reading

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Cod Brandade with Tomato Confit and Fried Sage

Beignets de Brandade de Morue au Confit de Tomatoes et Sauge Frite This recipe caught my eye the first time I was flipping through this book.  The photo in the book looks so fabulous and my love of all things … Continue reading

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Salted Cod

Picked up some Cod at the market the other day. Love to hear the fish mongers call and repeat, “Pound of Cod Fillet”    “Pound of Cod Fillet“ Good fun.  It’s the little things.  Watch out for flying fish. We … Continue reading

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Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Is there anything better than a grilled cheese sandwich? Well there is nothing better than a  Thomas Keller grilled cheese.  Recently I have tried three of his recipes and my favorite  is the one I am eating at the time. … Continue reading

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