Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Tart

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For me, there’s nothing like the delicious combination of onions and mushrooms. Add some truffle oil, cheese and pile it into a buttery crust and wow…

This is my go to recipe when I have people over, and it usually vanishes before I have time to grab a piece. It’s extremely versatile – serve it warm or at room temperature. Serve it for brunch, or as an appetizer cut into bite size pieces. Pair it with a green salad for a simple dinner.

The recipe for the dough will yield enough for two 9 inch tarts or pies. I freeze the extra, for when I have the urge to bake something in the middle of the night, but you can certainly cut the recipe in half.  Continue reading

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Quick Pickled Vegetables

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Yellow Beet

I really do try to involve my kids in the grocery shopping/cooking experience. Sometimes though, my lack of time and patience leaves me standing in the kitchen in a frenzied state. That’s when I exile the kids to their rooms to study the life-cycle of an earthworm or read Proust while I prepare our (insert fabulously delicious dinner here – hint: could be hot dogs) meal.

Today was different. My youngest kid made pickled vegetables with me. Continue reading

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Paris at a Glance…

Anyone who knows me is aware of my grand plan to make an escape from San Francisco to Paris (especially my husband, and gosh is he sick of hearing about it) I know, I know, San Francisco’s not the worst place one could call home, but Paris…

Come on, it’s Paris.

My most recent visit was over the Christmas holiday with my family (I plan on writing a post on Paris with kids in the future) It was a wonderful, albeit wet and chilly trip, with lots of fantastic food, plenty of champagne and sooooo much sightseeing. Unfortunately my grasp of the French language is poor, so I often made mistakes when ordering food and drinks. I believe one evening I asked for a glass of “monkeys” instead of sparkling water…

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