Category Archives: French

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 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 you are interested in it and do not … 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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Shrimp in a Pernod cream sauce. 4/24/20

Fancy dinner tonight! This meal is based on a dish from the now defunct Kenwood Grill in Sonoma Valley. It was always a great place to have lunch before or after wine tasting. Although the sauce calls for a lot … Continue reading

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🐟 A pretty, perfect, lunch (or dinner) 2/29/20

This is my second go at a Nicoise Salad. It is so colorful and a delight to eat. I subbed in black beans for a green vegetables and used spinach instead of traditional salad greens. John and I ate our … Continue reading

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🍤 Shrimp in a Pernod cream sauce. 2/22/20

Here is a dish that George Washington could have enjoyed on his birthday! A melange of finely diced vegetables (fennel, tomatoes, onions, garlic, celery, and bell pepper), herbs, and spices (thyme, oregano, bay leaf, saffron, cayenne and salt) are sautéed … Continue reading

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🐟. Salade Niçoise. 2/21/20

Salade Nicoise is a main course salad.  Mostly it is just an assembly of  component parts. I used the same pot of boiling water to cook the egg, blanch the snow peas, and boil the potatoes. I have a salad … Continue reading

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