Desserts Side Dishes/Appetizers

Food travels-France

This weekend I decided to return to Julia and make some recipes out of The French Chef Cookbook. Since I was away all last weekend I didn’t have the chance to do any cooking and was happy to be back in the kitchen today.

I started with soupe a l’Oignon Gratinee (onion soup gratineed with cheese). It wasn’t a difficult recipe, however, you do need to allow plenty of time as there are various stages in which cooking durations are more than 30 minutes.

Before & After baking

I’ve never been a big fan of French onion soup, but Julia’s version was pretty good. D loves the stuff though and I knew he enjoyed tonight’s main course.

In honor of summer, salade nicoise (Mediterranean salad).

Β One day I hope to have it at a restaurant on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.

I did leave out the anchovies though.

And for a sweet and light finish-les oranges glacees (fresh oranges glazed with orange peel)

And so I can have a little bit of Julia with me all the time, a birthday present from my parents:

I saw it at Sur la Table one day and just loved it. Now it proudly hangs on the wall in the kitchen.
Bon appetit!

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2 Comments

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    Lea
    July 13, 2011 at 12:37 am

    OMGosh, I want that sign in my kitchen! I am going to see if I can find it online right now πŸ™‚

    Lea @ LC’s Adventures in Libraryland

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    the red headed traveler
    July 13, 2011 at 11:54 am

    LOL-I loved it the first time I saw it in the store and pined for it ever since. Every time I glance at it I can just hear Julia saying it with her distinct voice πŸ™‚

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