Monthly Archives: September 2012

Cherry Clafouti

This dessert is really easy. I’m not huge on the texture of it (it’s sort of pie meets pudding) but others enjoyed it.

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Port Chocolate Sorbet

The texture of this was a little weird, but it’s an interesting dessert.

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Alsatian Tomato Salad

This one was pretty time consuming (particularly the dressing) but tasty. Priya did all the work!

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Salad with Grapes, Snow Peas and Feta

A nice springy salad with a bright dressing.

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Julia Child’s Coq A Vin

Coq a vin is so satisfying (though I wonder if there’s a way to make the chicken not turn purple). The technique here wasn’t all that different than my previous attempt at this dish, but I liked this a lot.

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Beef Carbonnade

So good. No one does it better than Julia Child. Despite this being time consuming, it’s actually a pretty easy recipe. I’ve made carbonnade before but I think I prefer this recipe.

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Pimm’s Cup

An excellent pitcher cocktail for a party.

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Mini Truffled Grilled Cheeses

Super easy appetizer from my Emeril cookbook.

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Homemade Peruvian Chicken

This was John’s birthday dinner! Recipe courtesy of Serious Eats. Is it worth it to make homemade Peruvian chicken when you have Super Chicken down the street, which costs like a dollar? No. But it was a fun experiment.

This version’s “green sauce” is more like if you mixed Super Chicken’s yellow and green sauces together, but it’s still quite tasty. I thought this recipe looked kinda labor intensive but it actually ended up being quite easy, especially because I got John to set up the charcoal grill.

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Potatoes and Green Beans with Garlic

No-brainer side, but it really worked well with last night’s chicken.

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