Category: French

Classic Braised Beef

braised chuck

This is definitely a favorite go to of mine. Strips of beef chuck seared and simmered in a broth with tomatoes, beef stock, oregano, onions, garlic and carrots for 2 hours until fork tender. I serve it with brown rice.…

Coq au Vin

coq au vin

Two weeks ago, there was a plumbing issue in the house which led to a series of unpleasant events like my walls and ceiling being torn down, sink and cabinets being removed, dehumidifiers (6 of them!) drying our place for 4…

Croque Madame

croque madame

Waking up to fresh coffee and croque madame on a weekday morning is as beautiful as Paris. Breakfast is so important to me. If I get to sit down and enjoy a satisfying meal and a nice fresh cup of…

Ancho Chile Short Rib Capellini

short rib

Ever since I made these short ribs three years ago, I have yet to find better short ribs anywhere. They are tender, perfectly spiced, and delicious with or on just about anything! These short ribs are braised in a mixture…

Heirloom Tomato Galette with Pecorino

tomato galette 3

Oh the bountiful supply of summer produce and fruits! I found these beautiful heirloom tomatoes at the farmer’s market and knew that I had to showcase them somehow. A galette is easy to make and so pretty to look at. Galettes belong…

Cherry Clafoutis

cherry clafoutis

Kla-foo-tee! Kla-foo-tee! Kla-foo-tee! Doesn’t the word clafoutis sound like it’s from a tribal chant? I liked the word so much I had to make one. The main reason I made a clafoutis is because today is National Cherry Tart Day!…

Party Olive Tapenade Toasts

olive tapenade

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Where did 2014 go? For me, 2014 was a busy and amazing year. I traveled around France, around Japan, celebrated four weddings with close friends, hiked new trails around LA, tried out a few five-star-worthy…