Golden Delicious Apple Galette

Golden Delicious Apple Galette

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in desserts, French, Recipes | 3 Comments

Here’s a ‘lil galette for your gullet! A galette is just a fancy-pants French cooking term, which in this case refers to a large freeform tart. You could definitely bake this recipe in a traditional tart dish, but I kind of prefer this method. Even if it ends up looking like crap it’s ok…because it’s ...

Sunchoke Bisque with Black Bread Croutons

Sunchoke Bisque with Black Bread Croutons

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in French, Recipes, soups | No Comments

Sunchokes (also known as Jerusalem Artichokes) are an ingredient that I have often heard of, but never come across. I was pleasantly surprised to find them recently at our local farmers market. They are a species of sunflower. The part that we eat, called the tuber, resembles ginger root and has a slightly sweet and ...

Vegan French Bread

Vegan French Bread

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in basics, French, Recipes, sides | No Comments

Ingredients: 1 1/2 packets of Active Dry Yeast 1 tbsp fine grain sugar 2 cups hot water 5 cups all-purpose flour 1 tbsp sea salt First you want to “proof” your yeast, which basically means you’re testing it to make sure its still good. Add 1 tbsp of sugar to the 2 cups of hot ...

Classic Crepes with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Classic Crepes with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in breakfast, desserts, French, Recipes | 4 Comments

I’m not much of a breakfast person…in the morning, that is. I did, however, just eat a few of these bad boys for dessert (or dinner…whatever.) These are very quick to make and you can top ‘em with whatever jam you have on hand, or you can make some tasty fresh strawberry-rhubarb compote like I ...