French Fridays with Dorie: Une pause

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It’s makeup week over on French Fridays with Dorie this week – meaning, a week for people who have missed recipes along the way to catch up on one of their choice.

As those of you who have been reading this blog for at least the last 2 years will know, I have not missed one FFWD recipe along the way (and I think I am the only one of the group!). It’s been so much fun but definitely a challenge working the recipes around my hectic schedule and a fair bit of travel. So guess what? I’m taking a break this week. Possibly the only break I’ll get as we work our way through the book – it’s my little vacation gift to myself. I’ve been back from France now for a few days but still reeling in catching up on mundane things like my mail, my laundry, unpacking (and packing again – because I am off again tomorrow on a train trip across Canada!) and the mammoth task of editing my thousands of pictures from my summer. So I figured for once in my life, I’d take the easy route.

If you’re looking for a little “French” from me this week, you might want to check out my Shortcrust Pastry 101 – a step-by-step real time video that takes the fear out of making pastry (it takes less than 10 minutes!).

For some Dorie inspiration, check out what the other Doristas made this week over on the French Fridays with Dorie site.


Want to join us and cook and bake your way into Year 3 of French Fridays with Dorie? Well purchase Around My French Table for yourselves on Amazon or Amazon Canada or for free worldwide shipping, buy from The Book Depository. Go on, treat yourself then join us here!



Want a little bit more France? Check out my Summer 2013 Flickr set.

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14 Responses to French Fridays with Dorie: Une pause

  1. Liz August 16, 2013 at 08:06 #

    You deserve a day off, my friend! Now rest up for next week 🙂

  2. Cher August 16, 2013 at 08:21 #

    Welcome back!

    After this week, I have one recipe to go and I’ll finally be caught up with you 🙂

    Fortunately, next week’s corn is a gentle one to ease back in with.

  3. Dorie August 16, 2013 at 11:03 #

    What you’ve done is amazing! And that you’ve done it while working and traveling and blogging and tweeting and instagraming is even more amazing. Enjoy your time off. There’ll be plenty more recipes and plenty more Fridays. xoDorie

  4. Christy @ Confessions of a Culinary Diva August 16, 2013 at 11:29 #

    Great step by step video – How fun that you have been able to keep up with every recipe and your hectic schedule! Enjoy your week off –

  5. yummychunklet August 16, 2013 at 16:55 #

    A huge congrats for making every single dish! Such a palette of fortitude!

  6. Cakelaw August 16, 2013 at 19:49 #

    Hi Mardi, enjoy your break. I took this one off too – I have done everything except salmon in a jar, which is not happening ever.

  7. Betsy August 16, 2013 at 21:01 #

    You are a rock star, Mardi! I have 5 to go, AND I decided to take a break this week anyway. You definitely deserve the week off. Welcome home!

  8. Guyla August 16, 2013 at 21:02 #

    Hi Mardi! Awesome that you haven’t missed a single recipe. You deserve a break!

  9. Tricia S. August 16, 2013 at 22:56 #

    Wow- I am so impressed that you have not missed a single recipe. That is amazing !! And you didn’t even have Nana hand delivering ingredients measured out in little tupperwares (portable mise en place) like I’ve had 🙂 Great job. I watched the video and it was lovely- great music too. And I only now caught up with everyone’s duck posts from last week and yours was hilarious. I was trying to picture you walking outside with the smoking duck and LOL !! And the results looked fab after all the drama. I peeked at more of your great flickr shots and already want to go to back to France. Rest up and enjoy your train trip !!

  10. KarenP August 16, 2013 at 23:55 #

    Wow, you deserve the week off! I am only missing about 10, and most of those were from the few months before I started with the group, so I am definitely in striking distance.

  11. Rose August 17, 2013 at 06:02 #

    I tip my hat to you and your organizational skills. I was doing pretty well for a while there, but this summer I just couldn’t keep up. Enjoy your well deserved week off.

  12. Adriana August 17, 2013 at 10:37 #

    You are our MVP and such an inspiration! I hope you got to enjoy your ‘day off’.

  13. Mary Hirsch August 17, 2013 at 19:55 #

    Dorie couldn’t have said it better. So I won’t try. Take three deep breaths and have a great train trip. Te le mĂ©rite.

  14. Teresa August 17, 2013 at 20:53 #

    You are the only one, I think. Glad you got a break this week. Have fun on your VIA Rail trip!

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