Well, well, here we are at another French Fridays with Dorie. This time, a pasta dish with dried fruit, nuts and cheese. Sounds good to me! I really liked this one. It’s kind of surprising how it all comes together but it really does. Unexpected and delicious!
Notes/observations from this French Fridays with Dorie Experiment.
1. I halved the recipe because there are just two of us. I did not halve the cheese. Mahahahahahaha! evil laugh.
2. I added about 1/4 cup diced red onion in when I added the nuts and fruit to the butter.
3. Speaking of butter, I just couldn’t use 6 tablespoons of it….I did four of butter and two of olive oil, and I feel okay about that.
4. I forgot to get parsley and chives at the store. I did have some arugula in the fridge. I chopped up about 1/4 cup of that to sub for the parsley and chives. Added a nice color and flavor. I think I will forget to buy parsley and chives next time too.
5. I refrained from adding garlic. Next time, there will be no refraining.
6. Oh yeah, and I had no raisins. I did, . . . → Read More: FFwD: Beggar’s Linguine
This, as I mentioned on Twitter last weekend while making it, was the very first recipe that I ever made out of a cookbook as an adult. It’s in one of my most-favorite-ever cookbooks, The Farmhouse Cookbook. It was really fun going back and making the same dish again…it’s one of those recipes where I have literally been saying, “Oh! I need to make that again!” for about the last 15 (20!!@#!) years. I really need to stop procrastinating. Hmmm…maybe tomorrow?
Anyway. In this version, I substituted canned tomatoes for the fresh (if it is Summer, and you feel so inclined, use 2 1/2 pounds fresh tomatoes for the sauce). I used a full can of whole, peeled tomatoes and about one half of a leftover can of diced tomatoes that I needed to use up. I only used two jalapenos, but in retrospect, I think I should have used three. Daring!
This dish is a Project. I made it in steps, throughout a Sunday. It’s certainly not a quick weeknight meal, but it is a fairly enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I even made the tortillas! At first, I pressed them out with my . . . → Read More: Mary Navarette’s Garlicky Enchiladas
Oh, wow, having a cold is horrible. It’s been so long since I’ve been sick, that I couldn’t really remember how annoying it is to be under the weather. But, last weekend it all came back to me. It started with a lump in the throat and then the fun continued on from there — fever, chills, stuffed up nose, aches, pains, coughing. Grr! And to top it all off, this cold started while we were on a previously-had-to-be-postponed trip to Seattle to see the Battlestar Galactica exhibit.
Luckily, it’s been about six days now and I think I’ve mostly recovered and ohmygod!, am I sick of canned soup. By the way, you know you’re sick when canned soup sounds good (and you have absolutely no interest in making soup — an endeavor you normally love).
So, here’s to good health! Let’s celebrate with some tasty, creamy risotto!
This was a dish born out of having half a head of savoy cabbage leftover from making lamb cabbage rolls and having no idea whatsoever what to do with that half a cabbage head. Make more cabbage rolls?? It was starting to look like that when I found this . . . → Read More: Risotto with Savoy Cabbage and Chicken Sausage