Tag: Creme Fraiche

Spring Mains

Braised Chicken with Ramps

Ramps are a rite of spring if you’re lucky enough to find them!  A simple braise with just a few  ingredients. For The Chicken: 1 (3 lb) chicken, cut into 8 pieces Salt & pepper 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter 2 Tbsp. EVO 1 cup Pearl onions (I used frozen ones) or just a small chopped […]

Kitchen Sink, Kitchen Tips

Save Cash, Make The Basics

One of the things I really love to do is test recipes that sound interesting. The other day I was thinking of making  an arugula salad with mosto cotto (cooked grape must) dressing because I just happen to have some on hand, bought on our last trip to Chianti, that I am sort of hoarding. One […]

Fall Mains, Spring Mains, Winter Mains

Coq au Riesling

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. My take on traditional Coq au Vin is delicious why not enjoy it a fall or winter day or as a springtime dinner too, with warm, crusty French bread and an in-season green vegetable. Makes 4 – 6 Servings 3 lbs chicken parts 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

Quince Tarte Tatin

A truly wonderful dessert from Bon Appetit Magazine. The crust can easily be made the day before and kept in the fridge until needed. The caramel is not difficult. Use a light coloured pan so you can closely watch for the colour to change. It actually takes about the time the recipe says. Have your large pan […]