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Apple Galette

So here’s my take on an Apple Galette. This traditional french pastry is basically an open-faced apple pie. Normally they are much prettier than mine but here’s my easy go to recipe that’s super yummy. Oh and I kind of made it up so the measurements aren’t exact. Ingredients: 1 Trader Joes frozen dough (much … Continue reading »

Seared Duck Liver Snack

Here’s a simple dish that doesn’t take much effort.  It’s so easy and delicious that I can’t believe I haven’t done this sooner.  If you’re a fan of liver, pate or fois gras than this is for you.  If your not a fan, just give it a try.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised. So the other … Continue reading »

La Folie

  La Folie isn’t your average restaurant.  It is an experience.  This is fine dining defined.  It is not for the light hearted or penny pincher’s.  La Folie is amazing but it’s hard on your pocket book.  I had the pleasure to experience this cuisine only because it was my 4 year dating anniversary with … Continue reading »

Avocado Salad with Tomato and Radish

If you love avocados, this recipe is for you.  If you love tomatoes, this recipe is for you.  If you love radishes, this recipe if for you.  If you love all three…then this recipe is REALLY for you.   In the September/October 2012 issue of Cooks Illustrated,  author Celeste Rogers stops her reader in their tracks with … Continue reading »

Hearty French Potato Casserole

Again, another AMAZING recipe from Cook’s Illustrated Magazine: Issue 115, March + April 2012.  The subtitle to this recipe is what intrigued us, “In the old days, this rich dish got its deep flavor and silky texture from meat drippings.  Could we get the same luxurious results without a roast?”  I don’t know about you but that … Continue reading »

Café Castagna a french delight

What a great find!  This place was a true gem.  I always wanted to try this place but never had.  Then last night that all changed.  My fiancé and I had planned to go to our favorite place for dinner, Pacific Catch but something just made us want to try Café Castagna.  There was no … Continue reading »

Bistro Unique

  If you looking for a traditional french bistro, this is the place for you.  I literally felt like I was eating in France.  The food is amazing, the atmosphere inviting and the servers extremely friendly and helpful.  I went here with my fiancé and friends for the first time and we were blown away. … Continue reading »