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FFwD: Green-as-Spring Pork Stew

Green as Spring Pork Stew

Originally, this French Fridays with Dorie recipe called for veal. I haven’t really eaten veal since becoming an un-vegetarian (uh, 1994 1995?) and I didn’t really see the need to use it here. Not when there’s…PORK! So, yeah, I subbed the veal for pork shoulder. And I also made mine more broth-y by using a little bit less meat and adding some wine to de-glaze the pan.

There are a number of steps to this and it’s kind of a big production, so it’s probably best for a weekend project. . . . → Read More: FFwD: Green-as-Spring Pork Stew

$50 Safeway Gift Card Giveaway + Grilled Flank Steak & Quinoa Soup with Cilantro Chimichurri

Seared Flank Steak & Quinoa Soup with Cilantro Chimichurri

Recently, I was contacted by Safeway and asked if I wanted to try some products from the new Marcela Valladolid line and enter the Safeway Real Taste of Mexico Meal Solution Challenge.* Being a huge fan of Mexican food, I decided to take them up on their offer – and also because I could give a $50 Safeway gift card away on my blog! And if you don’t live by a Safeway, don’t worry, it’s also good at a number of other stores (see below).

In starting . . . → Read More: $50 Safeway Gift Card Giveaway + Grilled Flank Steak & Quinoa Soup with Cilantro Chimichurri

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

FFwD: (Not) Swordfish with Frilly Herb Salad

FFwD: Swordfish with Frilly Herb Salad

French Fridays this week was a light, summery, simple fish dish – Swordfish with Frilly Herb Salad. Except, I used halibut instead of swordfish. I probably could have found some swordfish if I had put more effort into it, but really, I am all about the medium-sized effort. That and there was some really beautiful Alaskan halibut that I could very easily get, so there’s that. Aside from the swordfish and halibut, I think this would also work very well with tuna.

For the herb salad, I picked fresh . . . → Read More: FFwD: (Not) Swordfish with Frilly Herb Salad

FFwD: Herb-speckled Spaetzle

French Fridays with Dorie: Herb-speckled Spaetzle

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is Herb-speckled Spaetzle and it is on epicurious, so even if you don’t have the cookbook, you can still make the recipe.

This was very good. I actually just tried making spaetzle a few weeks ago using a different recipe (buckwheat spaetzel) and while that was good, this was great. I used a colander for making the spaetzle both times, but I wish I had a flat grater, that idea sounds intriguing and a bit easier.

Notes: 1. I made 2/3’s . . . → Read More: FFwD: Herb-speckled Spaetzle