Category Archives: Appetizer

Sunday Night Feast!

The weekend preparations for this meal were a bit extensive…but worth it in the end! I started off visiting Uwajimaya. I went prepared, with brand names written down on my shopping list. I soon discovered I needed to look a … Continue reading

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Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon Stir-Fried with Egg and Red Pepper Goya Champuru I was looking for a vegetable to serve with my fried rice, and saw these at Uwajimaya.     Bitter Melon?  Never tried it.  Since I knew I would like … 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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“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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Crispy Frogs’ Legs

Cuisses de Grenouille Croquantes– from Bouchon When this club started, I was hoping to be able to stretch myself in the kitchen.  Try new things.  Attempt new techniques.  Surround myself with home cooks. Today, I did all of these things. When … Continue reading

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Salad of Hericots Verts, Tomato Tartare, and Chive Oil

This is my first successful project out of French Laundry. At the beginning of the book, Keller discusses the law of diminishing returns.  You take a bite of a dish, and it’s fabulous.  Second bite, still good.  But by the … Continue reading

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