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Good Things & Tour de French Cuisine
Pacific Northwest
Interests: I love anthying and everything French, food, culture, language and the Eiffel Tower. My favorite month of the year is July when the Tour de France is on and I get to cook French food all month long.
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Wow, it has been two years since I have posted on here and a lot has changed.... but I miss my little blog and think I need to get back to it. I don't have much time to cook at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at Good things
This cute little thing is my Great-grandmother. Born on leap year 1896..... She lived to the ripe old age of 103 or as she liked to tell us 25..... She only had 25 real birthdays and once I was 25... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2011 at Good things
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In the United States February 2nd is Groundhogs day, a day where people stand around and wait for a rodent to pop his head out of a hole and somehow this little guy is to predict the weather. It seems... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at Good things
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let's see... What would a French Mac and Cheese taste like? Well here you go, Dorie Greenspan's Gnocchi a la Parisian is great blend of two different countries. You have the Italian "gnocchi" and then the French Bechamel sauce with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2011 at Good things
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So I made the last two selections of the French Fridays with Dorie but never posted them. So now we are back on track after a very busy December. Mushrooms are one of the three things I could eat every... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2011 at Good things
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Did you know that the 12th day of Christmas was actually today January 5th? It is then marked by January 6th which is known as the Epiphany which celebrated the visit of the Magi or the three kinds to see... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at Good things
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So very French and not to mention easy and very tasty. Leek & Potato Soup served chunky, smooth or a mixture of both is a fantastic winter dinner. It takes just a little over an hour from start to finish... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2010 at Good things
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a very close relative to the ever satisfying Boeuf Bourguignon, Daube de Boeuf is the perfect comfort food on a cold December night. Slow cooked to perfection, this easy "beef stew" is a must make for anybody. You can find... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at Good things
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So very easy to make and so delicious! What could be easier, you take some nuts, whip up some egg whites and make a sweet and spicy mix and then put it all together and in just 30 minutes you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at Good things
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Caramel topped semolina cake, that was on the menu on the night before Thanksgiving. With one of the ingredients being Cream of Wheat, I was honestly not sure what we were going to get. But I was pretty sure Dorie... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2010 at Good things
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In the December issue of Martha Stewart's Everyday Food there is a recipe for Slow Cooker Bacon Jam. Ummmm lets see... Bacon slow cooked and then served on.... well anything. It is rich and delicious and is perfect on a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2010 at Good things
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November 22, 1963 47 years ago today a day that I think changed this country happened. On a Friday morning in Dallas Texas, John F Kennedy was killed. It is a day that people remember exactly where they were when... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at Good things
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This might not be a recipe everybody will try, but you should! So easy to put together and delicious! I made sure to get the best gorgonzola I could find since it played such a key roll in this dish... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at Good things
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ok, so its actually French Saturday, but in my world, everyday is French day, this week I selected Pommes Dauphinois otherwise known as potato gratin. This one is right up my ally, it has a long history and is from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2010 at Good things
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Roasted Chickenalready is pretty darn easy to make and this recipe from Dorie Greenspan's Around my French Table cookbook is named Les Paresseux, which translates to lazy & sluggish. Hopefully the name tricks people into making it and they can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2010 at Good things
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This week the assignment for French Fridays with Dorie was to make an apple cake. This terrified me a little only because I am not a fan of fruit cakes, pies or sugar coated berries. But the show must go... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2010 at Good things
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What would the French version of Shepard's Pie be you ask, Hachis Parmentier is your answer. Dorie writes about this ultimate fall comfort food and gives the credit to Daniel Boulud, one of the greatest French chefs living in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at Good things
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By the name of this recipe you may wonder why this is on a French Friday but there is a connection, its a bit of a stretch for a French food purists such as myself but there is one. For... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2010 at Good things
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Week number two and we are in the full swing of things, this week it is "Gerard's Mustard Tart" on the menu. The key ingredient of the tart is what you might guess, mustard and more specifically French mustard. There... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at Good things
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October 2nd is marked as the day that Lance Armstrong learned that he had cancer, the day that changed his life. Today October 2nd is celebrated as "Livestrong Day" for everybody that has had cancer or has been touched by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2010 at Good things
It's the inaugural week of French Fridays with Dorie and the celebration of her new cookbook, Around My French Table. Over 500 pages of traditional and not so traditional French recipes it is a must for any French food fanatic... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at Good things
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Patrica Wells Vegetable Harvest is a fantastic cookbook filled with more then just Vegetables.One of the most searched for recipes is the Poulet en Crapaudine a la Vinaigrette d'Echalote or Grilled Chicken with Shallot Vinaigrette. It was very easy and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at Good things
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On the one year anniversary since the loss of Teddy Kennedy I thought I would revist a dish I made that was favorite of his family. This is a fantastic book, filled with lots of great dishes! I got this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at Good things
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Since 1968 the Tour du Limousin has run in mid August through the mostly rural region of France, the Limousin. This year on Tuesday August 17th the four day tour starts in the famous city of Limoges and then will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at Good things
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A very very happy birthday to Julia Child, she would have been 98 years old on Sunday, August 15th. Julia passed away just 2 days before her birthday on August 13, 2004 and I remember waking up the next day... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at Good things