All posts tagged “hors d’oeuvre

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Puréed Fava Bean and Pecorino Spread

I think that fava beans are one of those things that you need to prepare yourself in order to truly appreciate them. I’m sure that I came across them before I lived in France, perhaps randomly poking out of a spring ragoût or crushed and smeared… Read More

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Andouille Pigs-In-A-Blanket

What’s cuter? Pigs-in-a-blanket, the name “pigs-in-a-blanket,” or real pigs in blankets? Regardless, whoever came up with pigs-in-a-blanket is a complete genius! Pigs-in-a-blanket can go upscale. You could use nice puff pastry, and nestle your “pigs” in flaky baskets of buttery goodness. But is that going… Read More

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Spicy Miso Dip

I recently made dinner for Laura at her apartment. Saddled with overwhelming piles of work, she seemed on the verge of exhaustion and in much need of some TLC. As I like playing personal chef, I was more than happy to oblige. I didn’t have… Read More

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Tomato and Parsley Bruschetta

I love this. I usually only ever make it when we have guests, but today I decided to spoil myself. It is so easy and so tasty. It will be even better once it’s summer and tomatoes are in season. Ingredients: 1 pint of grape… Read More

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White Bean Dip with Sizzled Sage

Friends are coming over in 15. Need a snappy dip quick! A hurried perusal of the cupboard reveals a can of cannellini beans. Hooray! With an effortless prep, a whiz of the hand-held blender, and a finishing touch of sizzled sage, the party is saved.… Read More

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