Monthly Archives: December 2010

julia child’s boca negra, flourless chocolate cake with a bourbon white chocolate sauce


it has been several years since i’ve pulled out julia child’s Baking With Julia. this cookbook is full of wonderful dessert recipes as well cookies, breads, and danishes. her boca negra (flourless chocolate cake) is a favorite and it had been … Continue reading

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dijon and walnut oil vinaigrette


a nice and tangy dressing that can go with multiple salads… see my smoked salmon and lentil salad for a great salad recipe. ingredients: 2 tbs dijon mustard 2 tbs white wine vinegar 1 tbs honey 1/2 tsp kosher salt … Continue reading

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salad tossed with smoked salmon, lentils, and feta cheese


  there was plenty of smoked salmon leftover from christmas morning and i was headed to a casual family gathering where we were asked to bring what ever we so desired. i have been wanting to cook with lentils as of late … Continue reading

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spring mix salad with fresh roasted beets, pearled couscous, and goat cheese


  as always, i was asked to bring a salad for the big family dinner. this request comes often. truly, this is often asked of me. i think i know why, but, could be wrong. my salads are usually very hearty and … Continue reading

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champagne vinaigrette


a simple, tart, and subtle champagne vinaigrette. ingredients: 1/2 c champagne vinegar 2 tsp dijon mustard 1 tsp minced garlic juice of 1/2 a lemon 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil 1/4 c honey … Continue reading

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cooking with… favorite cookbooks


  Harvest to Heat ‘Cooking with America’s Best Chefs, Farmers, and Artisians’, by Darryl Estrine and Kelly Kochendorfer. love this cookbook! it is visually and organically stimulating. chefs and farmers merge together to create farmstead dishes. it feels like the farm … Continue reading

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savory bread pudding with tomato jam


  this bread pudding jumped out at me as soon as i saw it. it has become a tradition for christmas brunch to make a panettone bread pudding/french toast. this year seemed harder to find panettone at the local stores so when i saw this … Continue reading

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