Healthy, French, Home-cooking, always fresh, (almost) no cream required!
This is about simple cooking for my kids away from home, family and friends and friends of friends. Not quite recipes, just inspiration.Often, no exact quantities, certainly no scientific potions, but a bit of magic and lots of love! and you could always ask for more details.
Share my love of cooking, enjoy the Pacific West Coast bounty and help me pass along the French Heritage from my Grand-mothers and my Dad who taught me.
Salt and PepperEven when I don't say so, use Baleine sea-salt and fresh ground pepper from your Peugeot pepper mill, goes without saying!
Daily Archives: May 5, 2010
Beef Tongue with Capers
Buy the beef or veal tongue from a good place, it should be very fresh and from a young cow. Only keep the tongue muscle part proper, by cutting off what does not look smooth. Depending on the size of … Continue reading
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Wild Stinging Nettle Soup
First of course is getting to the country to pick your own nettles*. They don’t appear at the market although they are a great “100 mile radius” wild food for most of us. Beware not to pick road side where … Continue reading
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Cadboro Bay Crab Cakes
The crabs are trapped in Cadboro Bay about 500 meters from home, year round. The bait is fresh fish. You only keep male Dungeness crabs bigger than 6 1/2 inches across the Chest (?). I hope that you are wearing … Continue reading
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Some really nice Yukon Gold potatoes or new potatoes are available right now, they are best for potato salad. Use potatoes of the same size, peel them or not, rinse in ice-cold water then, cook them whole on medium heat … Continue reading
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Salade de Pissenlits (dandelions)
So again, you have to go pick your own, probably in the country unless your garden is herbicide free. Only pick very small young plants, the kind with smooth shiny dark green leaves, and only in early spring. Use an … Continue reading
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