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FFD: A Great Start

October 2, 2010

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, everyone who has been baking with Dorie is THRILLED that Dorie Greenspan’s latest book, Around My French Table, is now out.  And after the long wait, we are excited to begin cooking from it.  A new group has been formed to do just that.  It’s called French Fridays With Dorie and you are welcome to join us.

The first recipe we are cooking (or baking) as a group is called Goujeres and it truly is a keeper.  Goujeres are extremely light and fluffy cheese puffs.  They are easy to make and my family was really happy to taste test them for me.  What I’m excited about is that I froze half of them to bake later.  Dorie promises they can be baked from straight from the freezer.  If so, we will be eating A LOT of these!

It’s Thyme To Eat!



Cooking with Cooks Illustrated: A Tale of Two Hummus Recipes

February 21, 2010

Hurray!  I finally found the Tahini (sesame seed paste) at the grocery store!  I’ve wanted to try these hummus recipes from Cooks Illustrated for the longest time.  As usual with Cooks Illustrated, you have to join their website to get the recipes, but you can do a free 14 day trial.

The first hummus I tried was their Hummus with Smoked Paprika.  It’s very good with the paprika and cayenne giving it just the right amount of pizazz.

Then, I made Artichoke Lemon Hummus.  Like the one above, it’s as good as any hummus you’ll find in the stores.  Next time, I’ll add a bit more lemon zest to make the lemon flavor more pronounced.  All in all, these are good solid recipes from Cooks Illustrated.

The recipes, once you join the Cooks Illustrated website, can be found here and there.

It’s Thyme to Eat!