Category Archives: French

Quiche with Mushrooms, Onions and Bacon

Now with the cool fall weather it's time to bake quiches and tarts! I like them because they can be sweet or savory and there are endless combinations to try. With mushrooms out now, I chose to use them along with bacon. The recipe for the dough is the same I use for tarts or pies, it's my favorite and easy...
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Scrambled Eggs with Bacon, Tomato and Goat Cheese

We ate a similar omelete during our vacation in a French café for breakfast. It was served with fried new potatos in olive oil with herbs and a spicy tomato sauce. When I prepared this dish at home, I used goat cheese with garlic and herbs. This cheese is easy to find, I bought it at  Trader Joes. If you...
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Madeleine Cookies with Lavender

Another option for Madeleine cookies, this time with lavender flowers. Usually I don't make large portions of these cookies but if you have left overs, just warm them up in a microwave the next day. Or just cook half and cover the rest of the dough and leave in the refrigerator until the next day....
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Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise sauce - a classic French based sauce made from eggs, a component of many French dishes. The flavor is rich and buttery, ideal for cooked vegetables. Better to cook the sauce in a water bath otherwise if the heat is too high that the yolk will cook and the sauce will turn into melted butter with slices of egg....
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