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French Food in a Jiffy

In Appetizers, Food, Soups On January 18, 2014 17 Comments

French food in a jiffy! Who says that food has to be complicated to be gourmet?  Not Dorie Greenspan.  The past two weeks our French Fridays with Dorie… Read More »

Fancy Pants Risotto

In Entrees, Events, Uncategorized On January 3, 2014 20 Comments

It is Fancy Pants Season in the Coachella Valley and this week’s French Fridays with Dorie Challenge could not have come at a worst time.  The endless array… Read More »

The Cure for the Common Gravlax

In Appetizers, Entrees, Food On December 27, 2013 13 Comments

Looking for something different to spice up your New Year’s Eve Celebration or your New Year’s Day Brunch?  Never fear:  Dorie Greenspan has an easy, home-made Gravlax that… Read More »

The Great Veal Debate

In Entrees, Food On September 14, 2013 19 Comments

The great veal debate rages on.  There are those who simply cannot and will not eat veal and there are those who think veal is one of the… Read More »

The Epic Phyllo-Phobia

In Appetizers, Entrees On September 7, 2013 19 Comments

I am Phyllo-Phobic and not afraid to admit it.  This phobia has plagued me for years and probably derives from the difficulty in using this dough or the… Read More »

Islands in the Cream

In Desserts, Uncategorized On August 31, 2013 14 Comments

  Islands in the cream That is what you are No food in between How can this be wrong (with apologies to Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton)  … Read More »

One Dish Wonders: Chicken Basquaise with Hatch Chiles

In Entrees On August 24, 2013 9 Comments

  Sous Chef loves one-dish meals.  Maybe it’s because he does most of the kitchen clean-up or because he relishes the challenge of rooting through the refrigerator and… Read More »

Dieter's Tartine

The French Paradox & Dieter’s Tartine

In Appetizers, Food On July 27, 2013 8 Comments

Periodic makeovers are necessary for any diva.  A freshening of the wardrobe, make-up and hair—maybe even a little attitude adjustment– is needed at least once a year, but… Read More »

Hook, Line and Sinker

In Desserts, Entrees, Food On May 4, 2012 23 Comments

I am not aware of any flounder, or its relation sole, making it up the All American Canal to the Coachella Valley.  Maybe that’s because being a flatfish… Read More »

The Presbyterian and Pina Colada Friand

In Beverages, Cocktails, Desserts, Food On April 20, 2012 16 Comments

It could take a fortnight to debate whether a “Coconut Friand,” this week’s French Fridays with Doriechallenge, is a “French Friand,” a “Financier” or an “Australian/New Zealand Friand.” … Read More »