French Kitchen in America

Blog URL:http://www.frenchkitcheninamerica.com
Blog Tags:families, chef, food, Paris, Frace, travel
Location:Wisconsin

A chef's daughter dishes on family, food and France.



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I have been making soup every week since cold weather set in. Any time we have leftover bones or carcasses, I begin a soup stock that sometimes takes two days to make; it's rich and savory and serves as the basis for a variety of soup recipes.Homemad...

Purslane in all its glory on my deck.Although the Upper Great Lakes escaped last weekend's behemoth snow fall, it's snowing now and just below freezing, which means whatever accumulation we get will be heavy. In other words, not much fun to shovel to...

A local park in early October.Early fall farm market sign.Saturday in October, downtown building.Side yard on a Monday morning.Posted by M.D. Johns...

Apple chunks, raisins, walnuts and a topping of sharp cheddar add a taste of autumn.Last fall I was couch ridden, thanks to a painful leg injury. After several months of physical therapy followed by almost-daily workouts, I ventured into the kit...

We harvested dozens of green tomatoes this week, but still have a few pole beans on the vine. There's one tiny eggplant left.No hard freeze yet and its already the middle of October. The leaves are turning slowly this year and all signs point to a lo...

I firmly believe that good meals need not be complicated.In fact, I have a three-items-on-the menu role. A savory with a compliment and a contrast. Simple meals, in my opinion, are more elegant.A favorite here is roasted chicken with fresh French bre...

Green beans are my go-to vegetable in summer, especially when fresh from the farm. I love their sweet, subtle-but-earthy taste, and I think they pair well with chicken and fish.So I was delighted when one of my favorite growers asked me to try this s...