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FFwD: Floating Islands

French Fridays with Dorie: Floating Island

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 is way too hot and humid to make meringue. Why is Portland humid? We are never this humid. This is horrible. 2. I did the bonne idée and poached my meringue in milk. Mainly because I . . . → Read More: FFwD: Floating Islands

(Almost Healthy) Banana Muffins with Almond-Coconut Streusel

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, when I make muffins, I substitute apple sauce for the oil or butter and maybe halve the sugar. Um, no. Not this time! And still, even after telling myself, “Okay, just try making it with all the . . . → Read More: (Almost Healthy) Banana Muffins with Almond-Coconut Streusel

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

Dinner at 3 Doors Down, Portland, OR

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 because over the last couple of years, when we think walkable dinner, we are always concentrating on SE Division Street.

But, this fall and winter, I am definitely remembering to throw 3 Doors Down . . . → Read More: A Late Summer Dinner at 3 Doors Down Café (or: Yes, August is a Perfect Time for Pasta!)

Rosemary Lemon Meringue Tart

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 did.

Some deviations from a regular lemon meringue tart –

1. I added finely chopped rosemary to both the lemon curd and a little to the tart crust; 2. I replaced a little granulated sugar in . . . → Read More: Rosemary Lemon Meringue Tart

Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart with Smoked Mozzarella and Basil

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 supply of tomatoes, multicolored, heirloom cherry tomatoes would look amazing in this recipe.

Our tomatoes were so ripe that some actually split while they were picked. I think this led to me . . . → Read More: Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart with Smoked Mozzarella and Basil