The cassoulet at Au Pied de Cochon – the perfect Parisian brasserie – was one of the highlights of visiting Paris. On this particular trip, we were there in the winter, so the restaurant was serving le Cassoulet Toulousain. This means it is in the style of the way it is made in Toulouse, which is a classic. It is made with pork shoulder, duck confit, garlic sausage and topped with bread crumbs. With some research, I was able to recreate the recipe at home.Read More
A tomato tart is a nice summertime celebration of the tomato. An elegant brunch item which can be made ahead. And though it looks special, it is easy to make since it is a basic tart shell with cheese and tomato.Read More
The Vietnamese Canh soup is similar to Italian Wedding soup, so Tony added orzo for the pasta, and Brussels sprouts as one of the vegetables.Read More
We are sharing some of our photos from Strasbourg France, but also an incredible recipe for making homemade pizza dough. This recipe is so easy and foolproof we use it almost weekly. It is the perfect make ahead meal and can be a fun family meal project or a healthy food swap, depending on how you make it.Read More
We started several projects this week. And with each project the answer seemed to be … A glass jar.
I am always on the quest for the perfect pie – the holy grail of baking.
Making Thai green curry from scratch is a project and requires the right ingredients. Too many substitutions and the authentic flavor is lost.Read More
I really want to be able to have dessert, even when I am trying to eat healthy. It doesn’t have to be ooey gooey, but it does have to look good and taste really good. These melon balls with just a touch of mint simple syrup were elegant and delicious. A little mint from the herb garden made the syrup easy, and the cantaloupe from the farmer’s market were fantastic. Proving that a dessert doesn’t have to have a ton of calories to be a hit.
Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography
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