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Dr. Seuss and The Big Tuna Agree: Tuna Rillettes are a Winner

In Appetizers, Food On April 13, 2012 26 Comments

“I am the Culinary Diva. A Culinary Diva I am. I do not like Sardines, Culinary Diva that I am. I do not like them in a tin,… Read More »

The Bishop’s Choice – Asparagus with a Wee Bit of Bacon

In Entrees, Food On April 6, 2012 9 Comments

What does an asparagus spear resemble?  Exactly:  a bishop on a chessboard.  And like the chess piece, when used correctly it is potent but not overwhelming.  (Pardon the… Read More »

Thank God I’m a Country Girl – St. Germaine des pres Onion Biscuits

In Appetizers, Food On March 9, 2012 23 Comments

I am a country girl who thanks God for biscuits and gravy.  This was a staple in Montana, served hot and greasy at the Dude Rancher in Billings… Read More »

Mussels with Chorizo

In Entrees, Food, Wine On February 17, 2012 23 Comments

Mussels with Chorizo and Pasta The scene was set for a classic bistro dinner at home.  Red checkered tablecloth, bistro wine glasses, lobster napkins at the ready and… Read More »

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Don’t

In Desserts, Food On February 10, 2012 29 Comments

Anything short of the Hot Chocolate L’African served at Angelina’s on the Rue de Rivoli in Paris gives me a chocolate-induced migraine.  So trying this week’s French Fridays… Read More »

"Quiche, I hardly know her!"

In Entrees, Food On February 2, 2012 26 Comments

“Quiche, I hardly know her!” is a famous line from the “Roz and the Schnoz” episode of Frasier, the line Frasier repeats to cover his rhapsodic laughter resulting… Read More »

Broth Braised Potatoes

In Appetizers, Food On January 27, 2012 21 Comments

Vincent Van Gogh – Still Life with Potatoes Potato fields have long been a favorite subject of artists and cooks.  Russian impressionist painters frequently used potato fields in… Read More »

Let them eat….Quatre-Quarts Cake with Olive Oil Ice Cream!

In Desserts, Food On January 21, 2012 26 Comments

Quatre-Quarts Cake with Olive Oil Ice Cream “Let them eat brioche!” is the disparaging comment that Marie Antoinette actually did not say.  The mistranslation (“cake” instead of “brioche”)… Read More »

Winner-Winner Chicken Dinner! M. Jacques’ Armagnac Chicken…..

In Dining, Events, Lifestyle, Travel On January 13, 2012 27 Comments

Four paws up and a tail wag from Sasha, The Wonder Dog, and one “Oh, Mama!” from the sous chef, signified that  M. Jacques’ Armagnac Chicken recipe was… Read More »

Viennoiseries – Brioche with Seared Ahi and Asian Slaw

In Entrees, Food, Salads On January 7, 2012 11 Comments

Brioche with Seared Ahi and Asian Slaw Viennoiseries, or “things of Vienna,” are baked goods made with a yeast rising dough but have added ingredients, such as eggs,… Read More »