Archive for February, 2009

Feb 25 2009

It tastes like frogs legs…

Published by under chicken,dinner,food,vegetables

but it’s chicken! In Jacques Pepin’s “Fast Food My Way”, he gives a recipe for chicken breasts cooked with garlic and parsley in the style the French use for frogs legs. It is exactly like how I’ve eaten frogs legs (and they do taste quite like chicken). This is a great recipe and every time […]

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Feb 24 2009

Bean Soup, A Hit

Published by under bread,dinner,food,soup

As if the Speedy No Knead Bread wasn’t enough of a hit, Monday night I made a bean soup that everyone sucked down like it was their last meal. Even J, who doesn’t always love beans, finished her bowl and said that it was the best bean soup that I’ve made. The speedy version of […]

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Feb 24 2009

Plan for this week

Published by under dinner,food,Menu for the Week

Rain, rain, don’t go away – we need you! And, you mean SOUP and hearty dinners this week (for the most part). Today is S’s birthday, but we celebrated last night with family and had a delicious cake from Tartine Bakery in San Francisco. Their Lemon Meringue Cake is unique, wonderful and very lemony. S […]

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Feb 22 2009

Pork Tenderloin

Published by under dinner,food,pork

L suggested that we have pork tenderloin for dinner on Thursday night. Yes, sounds good, not too fatty, quick cooking. Good idea. But how to make it. The last couple of times that I made pork tenderloin (how long ago, I don’t remember) were completely uninspiring. When L & I decided on pork tenderloin for […]

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Feb 19 2009

Caramel Corn

Published by under Candy,food

How does it happen that my children always want to cook on play dates? One wonders…. Today, J had an impromptu date with a friend and said, “Mommy, can we cook something? How about muffins?” I said, “Sure, we can bring them for snack for L when we pick her up, and for your friend’s […]

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Feb 19 2009

Wednesday Chicken

Published by under chicken,dinner,food,pasta

Really, not the prettiest picture of dinner. I’m trying to get everything on the table, I have no experience in “food styling”, and J is saying, “Mommy, enough with the pictures.” Well, it tasted much better than it looks. This was a good, if quick, dinner on Wednesday. I had to hit the road at […]

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Feb 18 2009

Steamed Fish, Recap

Published by under dinner,fish,food

Healthy. Yes. And, it is an easy way to fix two different styles of fish. J doesn’t like the asian seasonings and vegetables, so I prepare her fish slightly differently. She gets a lemon butter steam while L, S & I get the asian version. And, when it is all done and on the plate, […]

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Feb 18 2009

Best Pie, Ever

Published by under dessert,food,thoughts

Last weekend, the long President’s Day weekend, I didn’t do too much cooking. But, I did do a bunch of eating. We went to one of our favorite restaurants, located relatively nearby on the California coast in Pescadero (near some great tide pools and beaches, and Phipps Farm): Duarte’s Tavern. This charming spot has been […]

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Feb 16 2009

Time Flies when You're Eating a Ton

Published by under dinner,food,Menu for the Week

Haven’t posted lately.  Not sure why. This isn’t even the soup I made on Saturday. What I made looked just like this one, but with darker broth because it was turkey soup, not chicken. I still can’t get used to photographing my dinner, or its preparation. This soup was from this summer when both girls […]

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Feb 06 2009

Baked Out

Published by under bread,breakfast,cake

This has truly been a week of cooking. I’m usually not this busy, but, boy this has been a week. The teacher snack – o.k., I could have bought everything, but that is just not my style. No one cares but me. If there are cookies, do they need to be home made to be […]

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