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FFwD: Floating Islands

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie is a strange (at least strange to me) little dessert called Floating Islands. There are little meringue islands, “floating” in crème anglaise, then drizzled with caramel sauce. I added a couple of strawberries because I thought it needed a little color (and healthy fruit).

Notes: 1. It […]

(Almost Healthy) Banana Muffins with Almond-Coconut Streusel

This is one of (if not THE) best muffin recipes I have ever made. It’s based on a recipe in Bouchon Bakery Cookbook by Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel, which has become my go-to baking reference. That said, I think I know why this recipe is so delicious – lots of butter.

Normally, […]

A Late Summer Dinner at 3 Doors Down Café (or: Yes, August is a Perfect Time for Pasta!)

3 Doors Down Café 1429 SE 37th Ave Portland, Oregon 97214

We actually live close enough to 3 Doors Down to walk there, the problem is, we tend to forget about going there most of the time. Why? I have no idea — every meal we’ve had there has been wonderful. Maybe it’s just […]

Rosemary Lemon Meringue Tart

Well, it’s like a regular tart extravaganza around here. This one was a test of a pie crust recipe (it was very good) and really, an excuse to make a lemon meringue tart.

I have a memory of making one years ago and not liking it much. This one, however, I loved! We both […]

Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart with Smoked Mozzarella and Basil

Hello summer! This is one of the best savory tarts I have ever made. That may be because all of the cherry tomatoes were from our garden or it may be because tomatoes, smoked mozzarella, and basil is a winning combination – probably a bit of both! If you don’t have your own garden […]