Tag Archives: French Fridays with Dorie

Olive oil ice cream: knowing who is boss (of the kitchen)

First off, I am an ice cream making fool, at least since last summer, when my obsession began. I’ve made an astonishing array of ice cream, including asparagus, most recently. Dorie’s olive oil ice cream, while satisfying and creamy, didn’t … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in family, food, ice cream, summer | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Double chocolate and banana tart: putting the pieces back together

For once, I thought I’d easily conquered not only the tart dough on round one, but also the entire multi-step process without incident, aggravation, mistake, or calamity. Surprisingly, despite the fact that I had to make an appetizer and the … Continue reading

Posted in children, family, food, mistakes, motherhood | Tagged , , , , , | 22 Comments

Provencal olive [sun dried tomato] fougasse

I love baking bread, and Dorie Greenspan‘s provencal olive fougasse recipe came at just the right time.  It was a challenge to mold the bread into a leaf shape — and my first attempt was satisfactory, but next time,  I’ll be … Continue reading

Posted in bread, food | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

Coconut friands: the mystery of the Vietnam tea cake solved

Thanks to Dorie, this week’s  coconut friands — otherwise known as  tea cakes –solved a mystery. The recipe was so simple that I whipped up not one, but two batches (one for a baby shower at my husband’s school). This … Continue reading

Posted in family, food | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Asparagus and bits of bacon: a good friday treat

Because I am a lapsed (fallen and baggage-hauling) Catholic, the fact that French Fridays with Dorie included bits of bacon on Good Friday must have been some cosmic coincidence.  I realize that many of us are posting this, and that … Continue reading

Posted in food | Tagged , , , , | 22 Comments

Crab(by) and grapefruit salad: it’s spring, so cheer up!

This salad almost didn’t happen this week.  And had it not, life would have gone on, but perhaps it would have been crabbier, and not in the tasty way. The salad put a smile on our faces. I didn’t buy … Continue reading

Posted in food | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Baking in the sun: cocoa sables

The recipe for French Fridays with Dorie this week was cocoa sables, and much as I enjoy a good chocolate cookie, I wasn’t sure if I’d get this one done, what with the heat in my kitchen already cranking up, … Continue reading

Posted in carousel, family, food, spring | Tagged , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Saint-germain-des-prés onion biscuits: baking the frantic way

I missed the last FFwD — I actually cooked salmon and lentils, and we loved it.  I was damn near missing this FFwD, too.  I am out of sugar, so subbed in brown sugar.  I used a red onion instead … Continue reading

Posted in food | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Cheese-topped onion soup: lessons in patience

Dorie’s recipe for cheese-topped onion soup says you have to be patient while waiting for the onions to brown.  Patience is one of those things that it is easy to have in abundance at the front end, but much harder … Continue reading

Posted in adoption, cheese, family, family meals, food, motherhood | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

The best moules, ever (until next time)

Dorie’s recipe read, “mussels and chorizo with or without pasta,” but she failed to mention that serving this dish, whether with pasta or not, would generate accolades and exclamations of, “Wow, this is really amazing!” I served without pasta, but … Continue reading

Posted in family, food, friendship | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments