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FFwD: Cafe Salle Pleyel Hamburger

Oh! My! Another French Fridays with Dorie that includes red meat. Hooray! This was…wow. I loved it! And I am not a big-big-big burger fan, normally 3-4 burgers a year at Cafe Castagna, and I’m good to go. But, that may have to change.

Notes/Things I Learned: 1. I made a half recipe. […]

Spinach and Feta Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Okay, Summer, welcome! The garden missed you and so did jwa. I could go either way, but I know the garden enjoys you so it’s okay. Except that it’s hot. Which I guess is okay because then I can make huge salads for dinner. Hey, kind of like this one!

I used the Alton […]

Chile Grilled Shrimp with Corn, Avocado & Quinoa Salad

This is a delicious Summer meal in that it is relatively quick and can be served room temperature (or even chilled). We had it recently and there was not a leftover to be had. It was originally a shrimp & salsa-type recipe but I turned the salsa into a salad by adding quinoa, beans, […]

FFwD: Salmon in a Jar

For me this French Fridays with Dorie, was more like “salmon in a big, ceramic cup,” which sounds a little less interesting than salmon in a jar, but still very good. Basically, cured salmon (and potatoes, in their own “jar”), absorbing up all kinds of flavored olive oil.

Slightly weird sounding, but a delicious […]

Thai Style Fish Cakes

These were very good, and although time consuming, worth it. Although not really a practical, say Wednesday night dinner, this was a fun Saturday afternoon project. We actually made them a few weeks ago, when it was still pretty cool here in Portland, but if you were to grill these, I’d think they’d still […]