Broth Braised Yukon Gold Potatoes for French Fridays with Dorie

Tonight I’m serving my Broth Braised Yukon Gold Potatoes on the side with New York strip steaks, roasted red peppers and arugula salad but I can also see these delicate cubed potatoes served alongside chicken or fish.  The small cubes of peeled Yukon Gold potatoes cook in the broth to make their own creamy sauce […]

End Of Summer Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde with Grilled Skirt Steak

My end of Summer veggie garden round up includes using up all the baby tomatillos left on the vine, similar to using up the hard green tomatoes that are left on tomato plants at the end of their season.  Only instead of making fried green tomatoes I made roasted tomatillo salsa verde for the grilled […]

Favorite Spring Vegetable Pot-Au-Feu for French Fridays with Dorie

Change is in the air, nothing stays the same forever including a suggested recipe for warm weather vegetables from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan.  Referred to as a springboard recipe and in my case it was also an ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ recipe as I reached deep into my fridge to pull […]

Garlicky Crumb-Coated Broccoli Served With Halibut For French Fridays With Dorie

Spring has sprung in my garden, it’s now official as the big oak tree behind our house has leafed out.  We added soil to our garden plot and are planting vegetables and herbs this weekend.  Just for fun I’m adding a few sunflowers to go along with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, scallions, zucchini, tomatillos,sweet basil and […]

Roast Chicken with Lemon, Garlic, Fresh Bay Leaves, Lemon Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes, Butter Lettuce, Green Peas and Pink Peppercorn Beurre Blanc

Roast Chicken with lemon roasted baby Yukon Gold potatoes served on butter lettuce with green peas and a pink peppercorn beurre blanc was on the menu for dinner last night.  Why the fancy sauce?  Just to enjoy something different  from the normal evening fare. We roast a whole organic chicken a couple of times every […]

Italian Bread Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Sweet Peppers and Herbs

If I could have given this salad a hug while I was mixing it up in the bowl I would have.  The look of the fresh sliced garden tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers and herbs puts me in the mood for love.  Pouring the aromatic dressing of extra virgin olive oil, sherry vinegar, garlic, sea salt […]

Greek Salad with Grilled Calamari

We enjoyed a fresh Greek style salad for dinner last night with a bottle of Russian River Valley Lynmar Chardonnay . I mention this chardonnay because both the Reserve Vineyard Designates and the Russian River Valley/ Sonoma Coast releases are some of my favorite wines. In the past it was poured by the glass at […]

Mango Cashew Slaw with Poached Chicken

I’m taking a french class and I’m supposed to be doing homework right now but instead of cracking open La Grammaire Progressive du Francais I’m posting Friday night’s dinner here on my blog. I’m often inspired by the many food blogs that I follow as well as by the produce I see in the market. […]