Herbed Castelverano Olives for French Fridays

Herbed Castelverano Olives / Patty's Food

  Olives soaking up herbal flavor while resting in extra-virgin olive oil is  this week’s assigned recipe from Around My French Table and it came at the perfect time to enjoy for a pre Thanksgiving meal nibble.  I found the Sicilian Castelverano olives at Whole Foods the day before Thanksgiving.  The parking lot was so busy […]

Mini Herbed Goat Cheese Puffs for French Fridays with Dorie

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After a day of running around and thinking that I didn’t have time this afternoon to make this week’s French Fridays with Dorie assigned recipe- these delightful mini puffs filled with herbed goat cheese- I realized that the best thing I could do was to whip up a batch of these puffs just to calm […]

007 Top Secret Chocolate Mousse for French Fridays with Dorie

Chocolate Mousse / Patty's Food

  I usually have good luck with the recipes that I make from Around My French Table even the ‘top secret’ ones- but after I put together the 007 top secret chocolate mousse I didn’t like the look of it and I would not describe it as ‘a perfect dinner party chocolate mousse’.  I felt […]

Savory Mushroom Shallot Pie for French Fridays with Dorie

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  The title of this post should read- savory mushroom shallot pie and the mystery of the missing 9″ quiche pan-sort of sounds like the title of a Nancy Drew mystery story with a food theme twist.  It was a dark and stormy night, it really was…  as I gathered the ingredients to make my […]

Roasted Carrot Soup with Rustic Basil Pesto for French Fridays with Dorie

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  This week’s French Fridays with Dorie’s assigned vegetable soup morphed into roasted carrot soup when I found Capay Organic Nantes Carrots at Whole Paycheck.  They have to be the cutest carrots (with the coolest name) that I’ve ever seen and I’m now in search of Nantes carrot seeds…  Carrot soup is one of my […]

Endives, Apples, Grapes and Rosemary with Orecchiette

Endives, Apples, Grapes and Rosemary with Orecchiette / Patty Price / Patty's Food

I always have fun with the recipes from Around My French Table that I make for French Fridays with Dorie.  Dorie Greenspan’s basic recipes are very well tested and work remarkably well, I can especially count on all her baking recipes.  I’m usually inspired to play around with the suggested ingredients or techniques in the […]

French Fridays Peach Melba

Peach Melba / Patty's Food

How could I resist making this week’s assigned French Fridays with Dorie recipe? ( As you can see, I didn’t!) I especially couldn’t resist this latest FFWD recipe for a peach sundae created by Auguste Escoffier for the  nineteenth century opera singer Nellie Melba.  Taking the fascinating history of the first peach melba aside, this […]

warm abalone or sea scallop salad with corn, grilled nectarines, and basil coulis

WarmSea Scallops with Grilled Nectarines and Basil Corn Salad / Patty's Food

I had just returned from the market, ingredients in hand and excited to make the assigned French Friday recipe using sea scallops for this week when I received the text, Brett has abalone he wants to give you…Brett is a buddy of my son Taylor and he dives for abalone off the Sonoma/Mendocino coast. We […]

heirloom tomato, fresh mozzarella and sweet basil tartlet

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It’s been quite awhile since I’ve made an assigned French Friday with Dorie recipe but this tomato covered tartlet made with purchased puff pastry looked like an easy and delicious way to take advantage of a surplus of tomatoes.   We enjoyed our tartlet for an appetizer last night before dinner but I also think […]

Chocolate Sablé Brownies for French Fridays

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The crumbly nature of the dough for these cookies, inspired by both Pierre Hermé and Dorie Greenspan, left me thinking about another way, besides the traditional rolled, sliced and baked method, to form these cookies.  I decided to press the dough into a baking sheet, bake and cut the sablés into squares.  I picked up […]