Hurrah – it’s summer! It’s rosé season (finally!), although in the South West of France, it always seems to be rosé season! I can’t wait to be there next week but in the meantime, there are a lot of items to cross off that “to do” list – administrative things for school, packing, catching up […]
I don’t use whole wheat flour nearly as much as I should. There, I said it. So when I received received my shipment of 1847 flours I knew immediately that I had to make it my mission to work with the “Run of the Mill”whole wheat blend. I’ve been sorting through my cookbooks recently and […]
Just before I left for France, my kitchen was overloaded with local strawberries and rhubarb from my Front Door Organics Fresh Box. I used up a fair amount making jam but still had more left over and as the weather was so hot, I was thinking a sweet syrupy cordial might be in order – […]
I’m a little embarrassed to say that until a few weeks ago, I never really did much canning, preserving or jam-making. I have dabbled in it a little bit but to be honest, it kind of made me nervous. All that talk about the need to sterilize jars, the special equipment, the worry about making […]
Clafoutis (say it with me: kla-foo-tee). It’s one of those dishes I tend to forget about too often. Part custard, part cake, part flan this dish hails from the Limousin region in France and is traditionally made using whole black cherries with their pits still in. A custard is poured around the fruit and baked […]
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is a simple brown sugar cake made a little fancy with some caramelized rhubarb on top (Rhubarb Upside Down Brown Sugar Cake, pp 24-25). Luckily for me, the first rhubarb just started showing up in the farmers’ markets and the other week I was able to get my hands […]
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