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Semolina Orecchiette (& What To Do With It)

I’m not going to write too much about this for an introduction because it’s a pretty long post. I will say, “Wow! This was wonderful!”

My hand did get a little tired after the 6th or so ball of dough, but it was well worth it. I definitely want to make more of […]

FFwD: Scallops with Caramel Orange Sauce

Okay, wow, holy crap these were good! I was a little tentative at first but that was unnecessary because the sauce here really worked. Not too sweet at all and paired with the seared scallops it all just really, really came together. Who knew? Well, Dorie Greenspan, I guess. Thank you, French Fridays with […]

Adventures in Beginner Cheesemaking: Cultured Chevre

So, I recently took a Cultured Chevre making class through Urban Cheesecraft & the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability* and it was a lot of fun. And super inspiring! So inspiring that just one day later I was buying goat milk and hoping for the best.

The class that I took demonstrated making […]

FFwD: Salted Butter Break-Ups (Some with Matcha!)

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie is a cookie recipe. I’ve tended to skip most of the sweet recipes so far (what will two people do with a WHOLE cake??), but these I wanted to try.

A. Because I had everything already to make them and B. how fun would it be to […]

Meyer Lemon and Cardamom Ice Milk (or Cream)

Do you still have a few Meyer Lemons hanging about that you really, really, REALLY need to use? Well, I recently found myself in that position and this is the recipe I came across. Fate? Perhaps, because I had exactly five lemons. I did not, however have cream. But I had half and half. […]