Cassoulet of Anger and Acceptance

Lots of emotion went into this dish. Anger (This weather is pissing me right off.) Hope (Something comfort food-y would give The Finger to this snow!) Dejection (But said snow has made it impossible to drive to the store.) Acceptance (Maybe I'm stuck, but there must be odds and ends … Continue reading

Happy Bastille Day

We spent a very busy weekend with family, celebrating niece Sela's SIXTH BIRTHDAY. Plenty of pics to come, but I couldn't let this date go by without posting a French (ok, Cajun/Creole)-inflected dish from Saturday: Shrimp boil seafood salad. See, my parents sent me a lovely care package a few … Continue reading

Clafoutis! Clafoutis!

When I saw these babies at the farmers' market yesterday, I scooped up a bunch for the clafoutis I've been craving since Spring first came to town. Clafoutis is just about the simplest dessert you can make, which is a real godsend for someone with my limited baking skills; it's just a … Continue reading