Category Archives: French

Salmon salade Niçoise. 3/8/22

In addition to the salmon we had French green beans that were blanched, a hard boiled egg, kale, olives, and cherry tomatoes. I made a mustard sauce to dress the salad. It is about equal parts, horseradish mustard, whole grain … Continue reading

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Salmon Salade Niçoise. 2/10/22

What do I love about this dish most? It’s the decision-making of what to eat next. Do I make a circuit around the plate again and again until everything is eaten? Do I eat the thing I like best entirely … Continue reading

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Seared scallops by Jon. 2/4/22

This fabulous dinner was prepared by our son as a thank you for our week together here in Utah.

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Hearty salmon Niçoise with mustard sauce. 1/15/22

Usually a Niçoise salad is made with canned tuna but we had some salmon to use so we decided that changing the seafood would be okay. I read afterwards that there is a lot of culinary controversy about making substitutions, … Continue reading

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Scallops with beurre blanc, potatoes, and leeks. 8/19/21

This restaurant quality dinner was made by our son for us on the next to last day of our vacation. It was superb! My only contribution was to peel the potatoes and cut up the vegetables. He calls this his … Continue reading

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Scallops ala Oak City Grill. 3/1/21

Among his many admirable abilities, our son is also a good cook. Since we are on vacation together currently he offered to make a special dinner. The whole family used to enjoy going out to the now defunct Oak City … Continue reading

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Kenwood shrimp. 2/26/21

This shrimp recipe comes from the now-defunct Kenwood Grill in Sonoma Wine Country. It was a lovely place to sit and have lunch and a glass of wine. The shrimp dish recipe which  they were nice enough to give us … Continue reading

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Chicken Marsala, mashed potatoes, broccoli. 1/25/21

To create our Marsala sauce I sautéed some mushrooms and John combined an ounce or two of Marsala with our leftover chicken gravy from last week. After adding the mushrooms and adjusting for seasoning, our sauce was ready. John sautéed … Continue reading

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Mushroom Bourguignon, mashed potatoes, mixed veg. 1/14/21

Mushroom Bourguignon over mashed potatoes with mixed vegetables Mushroom Bourguignon is a NYTimes Cooking site recipe. If you have a NYTimes Cooking subscription you can access it. Sometimes people post a recipe from the site on the internet so if … Continue reading

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Shrimp in a Pernod cream sauce. 9/17/20

This is a pretty fancy dinner for an ordinary weeknight. We have had this before and I posted the recipe here. John did the cooking and I did the chopping for this dish. We served it with rice and finished … Continue reading

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