Category Archives: French

>Petite Jacqueline Review

> I’m sensing an upheaval. As you may know, Local 188 has been my go-to restaurant in town for a spur of the moment, quality, moderately priced dinner.  I know their white fish special will always be good, they have … Continue reading

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Birthday Dinner at Evangeline

I finally made it to Evangeline! M took me out for dinner at our local fancy French restaurant to celebrate my birthday. We have been eyeing up this restaurant since we moved to Portland a year ago. M especially, since … Continue reading

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Ratatouille Marathon

I found myself with the typical late-summer glut of veggies: summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers. And so my mind wandered to ratatouille! I went looking for a new recipe (as you avid followers know, I’ve already written about … Continue reading

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Sacre Bleu!

A delicious French-themed dinner: Chicken Cordon Bleu and Aligot or French Garlic Cheesy mashed potatoes. The potatoes are not for the faint of heart- they contain a stick of butter and 2 cups of cheese! But we halved the recipe, … Continue reading

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I was inspired to make ratatouille by the eggplant that was threatening to spoil in my refrigerator. I’ve always meant to make ratatouille, but I had it in my head that it was hard to make. But this recipe turns … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup

It’s Dutch Oven time, baby!! I used two sweet onions, sauteed them in olive oil and butter… Until they caramelized. I deglazed the pan several times with beef broth and dry sherry and then added 3 cups of beef broth. … Continue reading

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Julie Would Be Proud

At the risk of being called a copycat, I was inspired by Julie Powell tonight. I made Aubergines Farcies Duxelles (Eggplant Stuffed with Mushrooms) from Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1. And I’m glad I did. It made … Continue reading

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