French

A collection of French recipes and French food inspired by almost two years of living in France!

Herby Breakfast Crepes

Herby Breakfast Crepes

Entertaining friends for breakfast is always a tricky – it seems no matter what you choose to make, timing it just right so that everyone can eat together is always difficult. Things like pancakes or French toast have to be made one or two servings […]

Potage Aux Légumes – French Vegetable Soup

Potage Aux Légumes – French Vegetable Soup

The beginning of spring is such an exciting time for produce – I love seeing new vegetables crop up at the farmers’ markets. Root vegetables, tubers, and salad greens usually lead the charge before the abundance of summer fruit and vegetables arrive. And there’s just […]

Rice Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Rice Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Fun fact: this is actually not my first foray into blogging. When I was studying in France, I kept an online chronicle of my time there (because my 20 year old self thought everyone was just going to be soooo interested in everything I was […]

Root Vegetable Gratin

Root Vegetable Gratin

We can thank the French for a lot of wonderful culinary things – the baguette, steak frites, vin chaud, French onion soup, alllll the fromage, croissants, the list goes on and on. And somewhere up on that list is the gratin. Anything gratinée, or au gratin […]

Sunchoke and Radish Tartine

Sunchoke and Radish Tartine

So we’ve already pretty well established that I love cheese and bread. I’m really just always trying to find socially acceptable ways to eat more of both. And Tartines feel like a pretty good way to do that while still adding in some vegetables for […]

Rosemary Pomegranate French 75

Rosemary Pomegranate French 75

It’s no secret among my friends and family that I love champagne.  Something about the flutes and the bubbles just make me happy.  So champagne cocktails feel extra celebratory, and I’m always on board. The French 75 is about as classic a champagne cocktail you […]

Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears

Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears

Ready to add a fancy dinner party dessert to your at home cooking repertoire?  Let me introduce you to one of the easiest and prettiest fancy desserts you’ll ever make:  red wine poached pears.  Doesn’t it just sound like you should be eating it at […]

Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup

Picture yourself walking around Paris, taking in all the sights and sounds of the city.  You start to get tired so you walk into a nearby cafe or brasserie – one of the ones with small tables and chairs squeezed together all facing the street.  […]

Sweet Spiced Palmiers

Sweet Spiced Palmiers

Can we all take a moment to agree that store bought puff pastry is one of the best baking shortcuts you can have as a home cook?  It’s my secret weapon for both appetizers and desserts, and it’s the main reason why these lovely sweetly […]

Vin Chaud – French Mulled Wine

Vin Chaud – French Mulled Wine

If you ever have the opportunity, do yourself a favor and go visit Paris during Christmas time.  You may have heard romanticizations of springtime in Paris, but I am here to adamantly advocate for already magical Paris during the magic of the holidays. The city […]

Winter Endive Boats

Winter Endive Boats

Endives and radishes are two vegetables I will always associate with living in France.  Neither were foods I ate regularly prior to living in Paris, but both were abundant in the French markets during winter and early spring.   While endives are only occasionally eaten […]

Sweet Carrot Soufflé

Sweet Carrot Soufflé

Okay, before you skip over this post because soufflés sound hard or because carrot soufflé sounds weird let me tell you two things. One, this is not a real soufflé.  There’s no beating egg whites into oblivion and worrying about the rise and fall of your end […]