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Grilled Mussels à la Marinière

Grilled Mussels à la Marinière

Moules frites is one of those dishes that is quintessentially French to me.  It’s something that feels complicated or celebratory but in actuality is very unfussy.  The quality and simplicity of the ingredients are what elevates the meal, not hours of work or complicated preparation. […]

Dark Chocolate Banana Bread with Cherries

Dark Chocolate Banana Bread with Cherries

I’ve been on a bit of a baking kick recently using up all the all the summer sweets I’ve been picking up at the farmers’ markets.  Some things I’ve been making recently include:   brown butter sautéed peaches over a Yeast Nashville kolache, cherry almond clafoutis, […]

Thai Red Curry with Shrimp

Thai Red Curry with Shrimp

Thailand has some of the best food culture of any country I’ve ever been to hands down.  The abundant street food, the fragrant spices, and the super fresh ingredients all contribute to the wonder that is food in Thailand.  It’s not a cuisine I cooked […]

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Honey Sesame Glaze

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Honey Sesame Glaze

If you’ve been reading along with me for any length of time, you may have noticed by now that I’m not that much of a meat eater.  Sure, I think things like these blue cheese scones are next level good because of the inclusion of […]

Almond & Cherry Clafoutis

Almond & Cherry Clafoutis

Guys, cherry season is starting to wind down, and I just realized last weekend that I hadn’t yet made a cherry clafoutis.  The horror!  Cherry clafoutis is a summer tradition for me.  It’s a classic, custardy French dessert that perfectly showcases the best of that […]

Tomato and Roasted Beet Gazpacho

Tomato and Roasted Beet Gazpacho

Do you have any food experiences that you have marked as particularly formative?  Any meals that really stick out in your memory?  As you can probably imagine, I have a few 🙂 . One of them is eating my first bowl of cold gazpacho on […]

Grilled Peach Crostini with Corn & Burrata

Grilled Peach Crostini with Corn & Burrata

There are a few glorious weeks in the summer when peaches and corn are both in season, and this easy peach crostini is my go to appetizer recipe.  I first tried the flavor combination two years ago at a now sadly closed restaurant in Nashville, […]

Savory Carrot Tarte Tatin

Savory Carrot Tarte Tatin

I finally pulled all of the last of my carrots growing in the garden this weekend.  Knowing they were getting ready to harvest, I had been thinking of recipe inspiration all last week.  I knew I wanted to do something French inspired as carrots are […]

Baked Eggs with Garden Greens and Herbs

Baked Eggs with Garden Greens and Herbs

Anyone else’s garden going crazy right now?  There always hits that point in the middle of the summer when things just seem to take off, and my garden is definitely there now.  Sadly, this is also the time when my greens start to slow down […]

Honeydew Salad with Spicy Herb Dressing

Honeydew Salad with Spicy Herb Dressing

You know how in the summer you tend to make the same salads with slight variation over and over again?  Yea, this spicy honeydew salad is very firmly not one of those salads. This is a salad that’s bright, cool, and crunchy while at the […]