Category Archives: French Recipes

Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette Dressing

Tuna Nicoise Salad is one of my favorites and today I chose to make it with an incredible piece of seared tuna. A new seafood market opened up this very week right in time for me to make this for … Continue reading

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Veal and Turnip Stew with White Wine

Veal and turnip stew with white wine ended up in a pot today because I was given two bags of freshly picked purple top turnips. A veal and turnip stew with white wine is a classic dish that brings an … Continue reading

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Blueberry Hand Pie with Spelt Pie Crust

We wait all year for this month of summer. Our blueberry season has started early. I drove an hour to pick strawberries, but I only had to drive  two minutes yesterday to pick these. We live next to a blueberry … Continue reading

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Salty Chocolate Ganache Tart with Raspberries, Hazelnut Whipped Cream

I brought out the little black dress last Sunday night. And, it all started with a text I received  last Sunday around noon from a friend I hadn’t seen in about a year. SS: Are you around tonight. I want … Continue reading

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The Ruffled Egg, A French Inspiration of the Poached Egg

In my dream world, we spend our summers traveling Italy, Spain and France. We eat massive amounts of french bread with cold butter knowing we will walk it off. We slip into small obscure eateries where no one speaks English … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pots de Créme and Not Guilty Dinner Conversation

Do I Dare? I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out how to squeeze in a little more trial discussion without veering too far from what this blog is supposed to be about. And, then it hit me. … Continue reading

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French Raspberry Tart Recipe and What Makes a Tart Crust Different from a Pie Crust

My love of food keeps me humble. It seems that every week I learn something new that is typically taught the first week of culinary school.For example tart crust is different than pie crust. And, if you want me to … Continue reading

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French Tomato Tart with Goat Cheese from Goats I Know

Editor’s note: Go here for recipe. See the redo. This summery, french tomato tart is not really about me, even if tarts are my favorite food. This tart is about a combination of many hands, hard at work, and a … Continue reading

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Whisk Wednesday: Gazpacho From My Garden

I put this off a bit, thinking this was not a big deal recipe as it was an August selection for Whisk Wednesday, cooking from Le Cordon Bleu at Home. And, it’s not a big deal as far preparation. Very … Continue reading

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Whisk Wednesday: Profiteroles, Plum Brandy Ice Cream, Hot Fudge

I remember my first profiteroles with ice cream and chocolate sauce sitting at an Italian restaurant in New York City, a place I frequented although I lived in California. I was impressed, and I continue to be impressed with this … Continue reading

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Whisk Wednesday: Bavarois â la Framboise

Bavarois â la Framboise or Bavarian Cream with Raspberry Coulis. A few weeks ago, I introduced zabaglione, an Italian dessert made with egg yolks, sugar and wine and a few months ago, sabayon, a french dessert that is the same … Continue reading

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Velouté Du Barry – Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Velouté Du Barry is a creamy cauliflower soup that arrives just in time to offer a bowl to Sippity Sup, who broke his jaw. His site is recently filled to the brim with soups you can drink, and some are … Continue reading

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Clafoutis aux Cerises – Classic Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafouti from Le Cordon Bleu at Home. It can’t get any more french than this. Okay, we know it’s french, but what IS clafouti? It’s not really a pancake. It’s not a pudding. It’s not a flan. But, it … Continue reading

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Crepes Suzette, A Romantic Recipe

Whisk Wednesday schedule calls for rabbit today, but I opted out because I couldn’t find it, didn’t want to find it, and couldn’t bring myself to make stew on the muggiest day of the year. Now that my pathetic excuses … Continue reading

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Rum Savarin with Kiwi and Blueberries

Until last week, I never heard of a savarin. It is ring-shaped yeast cake, doused with a sugar syrup (usually rum, but could be wine or even champagne), served with Chantilly cream, placed inside the ring. Savarin is sometimes called … Continue reading

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Fruit Gratin with Chartreuse

There is drama to this dish. This is my third attempt and with all the lessons I’ve learned along the way trying so hard to make what probably was a ten-minute with their eyes closed at cooking school dessert, I … Continue reading

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Recipe for Mouclade: Mussels with Cream

Whisk Wednesday I imagine these as an appetizer, a bite out of the shell, dripping with cream that is flavored with shallots, butter and white wine and the broth that cooked the mussels, enjoyed with a glass of white wine, … Continue reading

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Puff Pastry with Shrimp and Mushrooms and a Side of Cannellini Beans

During college I served manhattans and gimlets to a rather older crowd, always working in station number 4. I loved my regular customers who tipped very well, considering they lingered a bit to listen to the organist who was also … Continue reading

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Shrimp with Mussels and Scallops in Cream Sauce

When I saw that our Whisk Wednesday group would be cooking mussels and using the broth for a cream sauce, I hesitated. I thought of all kinds of reasons I could skip this dish. I could say my dog ate … Continue reading

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Chicken with Mushrooms and Walnuts in Red Wine Sauce

This week the group made frog’s legs and I opted out to do an improvisation of last week’s recipe. You don’t want to miss the posts on frog’s legs at From Laptop to Stovetop and Whisk: a food blog. Last … Continue reading

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Whisk Wednesday: Salmon with Cream and Apples on Salad Greens and Citrus Champagne Vinaigrette

This is not Wednesday and this not Cailles á la Normande, which calls for quail, and there was no salad in the original recipe. I made this dish with cornish game hen as a substitute, but I just didn’t like … Continue reading

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Cornish Game Hen with Cabbage – Le Cordon Bleu Style

This really is a wonderful winter dish, as cabbage, carrots and onions are easily accessible and are reminiscent of hearty, comfort food, but as you can see it can be prepared quite bright and healthy, with a little reconstructing. This … Continue reading

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Grouper with Fennel en Papillote

Grouper with Fennel en Papillote is a wonderfully elegant fish dish. I made this dish when I was doing a lot of cooking from Le Cordon Bleu at Home. I started Spinach Tiger to bring to life my modern approach … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Brioche with a Dark Chocolate Drizzle

These are just as delicious as they look, and how could they not be when they have white chocolate inside and dark chocolate outside? What a lovely idea for a breakfast bread served in bed on Valentine’s Day. After all, … Continue reading

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