Tag Archives: tarragon

Gorgonzola or Other Blue Cheese Dressing

By Cat, June 9, 2018 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) This is probably my favorite salad dressing. My mom taught me to love a creamy Danish blue cheese dressing (made with sour cream, homemade mayo, and the cheese), so when … Continue reading

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Salade Nicoise

By Cat, July 2007 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Not your Mother’s Picnic Potato Salad I’ve never been fond of traditional American Potato Salad; you know, the kind with hard boiled eggs and creamy mayonnaise dressing.  I think its because … Continue reading

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Spaghetti (or Linguine) with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

By Cat, Aug 2008 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Pasta Menu; 2. Pasta (About); 3, Mediterranean Menu; 3. Mushrooms (About) Perhaps the most familiar recipe for spaghetti is cooked spaghetti pasta with a thick tomato or Bolognese (meat) sauce, and topped with grated Asiago, Parmesan … Continue reading

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Braised Lamb Shanks with White Beans & Lemon Gremolata

By Cat, April 2008 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Lamb Recipes Menu; 2. Basic Braised Lamb Shank or Leg of Lamb This is a wonderful recipe; although it seems complex, it is fairly simple but takes a bit of time. Don’t … Continue reading

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Basic Braised Lamb Shank or Leg of Lamb, with Greek Variation

By Cat, April 2008 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I love braising a lamb shank with herbs, lemon, garlic and other veggies until fall-apart tender. My first exposure to braised lamb shank was in one of Portland Oregon’s  Greek restaurants. It … Continue reading

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International Chicken Soups

By Cat, Sep 2007 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Includes: 1. Mediterranean Chicken Soup; 2. Asian Chicken Soup 3. Caribbean Chicken Soup; See also: 1. Soups & Stocks Menu; 2. Rich Chicken Stock; 3. Versatile Chicken Stock; 4. Chicken Soup, from Scratch; 5. Baked Chicken for Shredding or Cubing These quick and easy soup … Continue reading

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Baked Chicken Pieces with Creamy Tarragon Sauce

By Cat, Sep 2008 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Chicken and tarragon are a delicious combination, thus I have (at least) three recipes for chicken and tarragon on this blog. This version is one of the easier recipes to make. You … Continue reading

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Cauliflower & Potato Soup with Roasted Garlic & Tarragon

By Cat, Jan 2008 (Photos, right, and below, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Soup Menu 2. How to Roast Garlic Cauliflower is a very versatile veggie: it can be pureed and seasoned for a dip, or to stand in for potatoes when … Continue reading

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Herbs & Spices, Individual, G – Z

By Cat, Aug 2007 (Photo of Cat’s Spice Rack, right, by Cat) NOTE: spices/herbs in red (below) have yet to be added to this post. Also, chile peppers are discussed individually by type. Herbs/spices in red in the “Includes” list below are not … Continue reading

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Bleu Burgers (with caramelized onions)

By Cat, Memorial Day, 2012 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Includes: 1. Chose your ground beef carefully; 2. Bleu Burger recipe See also: 1. Kafta: Middle-Eastern Burgers, Ovals or Sausages This Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the summer season … Continue reading

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