Friday, June 29, 2012

corn pancakes: French Fridays with Dorie

1 Nana, 1 Daughter, 1 Son-in-law, 3 grandkids (8, 6, & 22 months),
3.5 hour flight, 1 hour delay, check into hotel at 2 am, wake up early to get rental car to drive 2 hours to destination.....NOT FUN

And right before we arrive.....

But I came prepared...made the corn pancakes before we left Austin, took photos and yes, I can blog on time!  I missed a few recipe weeks, so I need to do this one to stay within the group rules.  But I'm glad I did because I did like the recipe.

Used grilled corn on the cob instead of canned corn.  Easy mix to make.

Frying up in the pan.  Used grapeseed oil.

I remembered eating these years ago with sugar sprinkled on top.  I think that's what these needed when eating them by themselves.  If they are a side dish, maybe they are fine without the sugar.

Best dinner so far on vacation.  This is the Fourth Course at a Wine Dinner at PB Boulangerie Bistro in Wellfleet, Cape Cod.  Basil-Lemon sorbet served in a lemon cup with Lemon Pound Cake. Thank you PR & Lilli for a great birthday dinner!

Dolly gives me the look before I took her to the kennel.  Soon, soon I'll be back to pick up the doggies!

To see what other FFwD bloggers did with this recipe this week, check out the French Fridays with Dorie blog.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Oasis Naan: Tuesdays with Dorie

Oasis Naan:  Pre & Post Oven Time

Well, Naan's good!  Of course, it's bread, so I thought I would like it.  I was surprised by how easy it was.  I almost passed this recipe by due to time constraints.  I also didn't want to do any kneading by hand since I have a problem with my right hand (could this be aging? yep...).  So I was very happy to read the P & Q and Phyl Of Cabbages and Kings (one of our hosts this week) had given instructions on how to use an electric mixer.  Oasis Naan was ON!!!

So good lookin' in the KA!

After 2 hour rise...

Sprinkled with Kosher Salt, Green Onion & Caraway Seed ready to go into oven

I know I have a tendency to overcook things, but I do love a little crunch, even on Naan.  And luckily with 8 to make I did get better at knowing when to pull these out of the oven.

Would I make these again?  Yes.  And I think they would be a good bread to have in the freezer.  I have 4 in there now, each still wrapped in a kitchen towel and then in freezer plastic bags.  If they don't come out of the freezer well, I may change my mind on making them again. But I think they'll do fine.

To see what others did with this recipe you can visit Tuesdays with Dorie, Baking with Julia.  Thanks to our hosts:  Phyl's blog is Of Cabbages and Kings, and Maggie's is Always Add More Butter.  The hosts have also posted the recipe.

Friday, June 1, 2012

lentil, lemon & tuna salad: French Fridays with Dorie

It's soooo busy...why is it so busy?  I don't know, but I just got this week's recipe done and I only have the finished picture.  I like it, I do!

I didn't have olive tapenade, so I just chopped up some black salty olives from costco.  I didn't have any preserved lemon (darn!) so I just grated some lemon rind in.  And I still liked it!  It must be fabulous when following the recipe exactly.

But this is the good news...I'm getting confident enough to just go with the flow when I don't have time or ingredients that are perfect.  It's reading all the other Doristas' blogs and getting used to "going with the flow" in cooking that is helping me do this.

To see what others did this week with this recipe, you can visit French Fridays with Dorie.  Hope to have more to say/show next time!