appetizers

Summer Mezze

Summer Mezze

Something about August and all the summer produce has put me in a Summer Mezze frame of mind! I have been inspired by Yasmin Khan’s The Saffron Tales, Recipes from the Persian Kitchen. I’ll be posting other recipes inspired by this book over the next […]

Raw and Roasted Summer Salad

Raw and Roasted Summer Salad

I love serving this raw and roasted summer salad as a starter for an informal lunch or brunch as I did last summer when we were allowed to have friends over in the garden. The memory of that lunch basking in the warmth of the […]

Seven easy canape recipes

Seven easy canape recipes

I have been living in England for four years now and every Thanksgiving we host a drinks party for all our friends and neighbors. I miss the traditional turkey and trimmings but we cannot do the real thing just for the two of us.  So […]

Lovely, Lemony, Life-saving Sorrel Soup

Lovely, Lemony, Life-saving Sorrel Soup

As the sorrel patch in my garden produces its second or third growth I am reminded of the first time I made sorrel soup with Adrienne.  We cut mountains of sorrel in the morning and sat together at the kitchen table stripping out the thick […]

Kubaneh Bread – Yemeni Pull-Apart Rolls

Kubaneh Bread – Yemeni Pull-Apart Rolls

This recipe for Kubaneh Bread – Yemeni Pull-Apart Rolls – is not from the Cooking with Adrienne book but I am sharing it for the Food For Thought campaign.  First, because I know Adrienne would love it and second, I thought it would be the perfect thing to […]

Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus

Amaze your friends with this easy and delish recipe for homemade hummus. I never knew how easy it was to make homemade hummus but if I had known how much better it tastes than any store bought version I would have been making it years […]

Guacamole with Summer Veggies

Guacamole with Summer Veggies

This take on guacamole with summer veggies is a wonderful way to serve fresh summer vegetables with very little effort.  It comes by way of Le Bistrot des Halles in Paris, a traditional restaurant located near the old food market in ‘the belly of Paris’.  […]

Michel Guerard’s Warm Tomato Tart

Michel Guerard’s Warm Tomato Tart

Michel Guerard’s recipe for a delicious and easy warm tomato tart is the perfect way to use up the last of the summer tomatoes and basil.   Adrienne loved Michel’s food and loved tomatoes – so this is a match made in heaven! I think plum […]

Mousseline de Saumon or Salmon Mousse

Mousseline de Saumon or Salmon Mousse

Adrienne made these lovely menu cards for many of her dinner parties in the late Sixties and Seventies.  As I looked through them I noticed there was a salmon dish that appeared regularly but which Adrienne and I had never made together: Mousseline de Saumon. After a bit of […]

Pissaladière Niçoise

Pissaladière Niçoise

I first had a Pissaladière Niçoise at the restaurant Le Nid d’Aigle, in the mountains above Nice. I loved it and not just because of the picturesque moment captured in the photo!  When I returned (solo) from my escapade I made it  for Adrienne and it became one of our favorites. […]


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