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French Fridays with Dorie: (sort of) lemon barley pilaf

Ok, ok, sorry. Another French Fridays with Dorie recipe that I seem to have freestyled. It was supposed to be Lemon Barley Pilaf (p 383) which I was pretty happy about but the day I came to cook it, I realised I had a lovely box of  wheat grains (wheat berries, couscous and bulgur wheat) […]

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Les Petits Chefs make “Temptation Plantain” with Chef Rossy Earle

It was a big week for Les Petits Chefs last week – not only did they teach their parents how to make chicken tikka masala from scratch for Food Revolution Day but they also had regular cooking club.  With a guest chef, to boot – Chef Rossy Earle.  The boys have already had the chance […]

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“Baroness” potatoes (aka the poor cousin of the Duchess)

When I saw that Jen had challenged us to work with potatoes this month for Kitchen Bootcamp, I knew immediately what I wanted to make. Lately, I have been craving little golden baked puffs of potato-ey perfection – I was reading a vintage cookbook and came across a picture and it brought me back to […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Roasted salmon with lentils

Oh look, another French Fridays with Dorie with fish… Specifically, salmon which is the fish I like least. But no matter. In the interests of the Dorie mission, I went ahead and made this Roasted Salmon with Lentils (pp 300-301)  anyway, knowing that Neil and Cleo would enjoy the fish and I would enjoy the […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Broth-braised potatoes

This Friday’s French Fridays with Dorie will be short and sweet.  Broth Braised potatoes (page 358) is what I generally do when I boil new potatoes anyway – instead of using plain water, these potatoes are boiled in a broth, enhanced with garlic, lemon zest, bay leaves, rosemary, sage and thyme.  A couple of simple […]

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