2015/07/07

Catching Up (Tuesdays with Dorie Baking Chez Moi: Rhubarb Upside Down Brown Sugar Cake, Chocolate Cherry Brownies & Franco-American Strawberry Shortcake)

Better late than never, right?

Here's some real talk.

When we decided to put our house on the market this spring, I figured it would be a minor inconvenience and then once we had a contract things would ease up and we could do some packing and life would go on as normal.

Clearly, I am an idiot.

The month of April was filled with major purging, putting a bunch of stuff in storage (and more purging), painting, cleaning, painting and fixing all the things that have been nagging us for the past nine years that we just never got around to fixing.



Savory & Sweet (Tuesdays with Dorie BwJ: Savory Puffs & White Chocolate Patty Cake)

Life is a balancing act.

Heavy. Light.

Fast. Slow.

Up. Down.

Dark. Bright.

Oh, and we can't forget sweet and savory..


2015/06/19

It's just the place where you stop the story... (French Fridays with Dorie)

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."  Lao-Tzu

I know that the final task in our French Fridays journey was to improvise on a AMFT recipe. But heck, my whole French Fridays journey has been one big improvisation (or "going rogue" as some might say), so why would I start following directions now?
I make no apologies.
Yes, it's about the food; but it stopped really being about the food a long time ago...

Before we all sail off into the sunset, it's time to make one final homage French Fridays with Dorie and Around My French Table



2015/06/16

French Fridays with Dorie: Celebration Week #3: The Play-It-Again-Dorie Recipe

As we wind down our French Fridays with Dorie journey, we are taking some time to relive our most often reproduced recipe from Around My French Table.

My most made recipe from AMFT is Roast Chicken for Lazy People - hands down. However, I just don't have it in me to talk about chicken one more time - I feel like I've already beaten that horse...er chicken to death.



2015/06/04

French Fridays with Dorie: Never Doubt Dorie

The "we-just-finished-cooking-all-the-way-though-a-book-but-aren't-ready-to-let-it-go-posts" continue this week with "The Never-Doubt-Dorie Moment"
Choose the recipe that might not have been your favorite or even something you enjoyed making or even something you were skeptical about but which taught you a technique or gave you an idea or provided a lesson of some kind.

Well, then.