Butter Leaf, Tangerine and Toasted Walnut Salad with a Citrus Dressing

Butter Leaf Salad with Tangerines, Walnuts and a Citrus Dressing / Patty's Food

The tangerines from my backyard tree are so sweet right now I’ve been trying to eat a few every day.  I handed my granddaughter Gracie a small tangerine and what seemed like a second later she had eaten the entire tangerine peel and all.  I was thinking, oh no -but she had a big smile […]

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 […]

Golden Beet Arugula Salad with Key Lime Champagne Vinaigrette

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  I promised a salad recipe this week because even though I like to think I could live on cookies, cakes, breads and even apple strudel…the truth is I do have cravings for what I like to call ‘real food’ like soups and salads.  I like eggs and cheese too.  One of my favorite easy […]

Shallot, Chive & Meyer Lemon Biscuits with My Go-To Butternut Squash & Apple Soup for FFWD

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These simple Saint-Germain-des-Près Onion Biscuits from Around My French Table received a bonne idée from me this week.  I substituted the original recipe’s 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion for 2 small finely chopped shallots and about 1/4 cup minced fresh chives.  With a surplus of Meyer lemons in my produce bin I’m always looking […]

Point Reyes Original Blue Cheese, Apple & Walnut Quiche for French Fridays

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I arrived at the cheese counter fully planning to pick up the soft mild blue cheese from Italy called for in the recipe, but after a few minutes of perusing the blue cheese section I made the decision to go local. It wasn’t that difficult with a hunk of Point Reyes original blue cheese staring […]

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 […]

Raw Beet and Carrot Salad with Fresh Herbs

I’m hiding in my house from the fire department right now, working on my blog because this afternoon is the only time I have to work on it and when the fire truck drives by, I just get down on the floor and wait for it to pass by and hope they don’t stop and […]