Category Archives: French

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Creme Brulee with Citrus, Cardamom and Star Anise

I apologize for the lack of entries lately — I’ve been completely invested in spending most of my time with my mom, because she’s my favorite.  It’s hard to believe that her visit is soon coming to an end, a week to be exact.  The entire … Read More


Poached Eggs with Smoked Provolone and Pistou

As I’ve mentioned before, my mother will be moving back to Shanghai this year — September 14th to be exact.  I’m picking her up from Houston this weekend where she will come to stay with me and Collin in Dallas before she goes home. A … Read More


Dover Sole with a Raw Summer Coucous

There are many things in life that are unpredictable — but there’s one thing I’ve always believed every person is able to control and that is his/her health.  Sure we are inclined to certain genetic factors, however by maintaining a healthy diet, exercise regimen and … Read More


Cream of Potato Soup with Jalapeno Oil & Neiman Marcus Popovers with Fresh Strawberry Butter

You guys will not believe the weather we are having in Dallas.  For the 17 years I’ve lived in Texas I have never seen this much snow, a record breaking 12.5 inches of snow in a 24 hour period.  INSANE!!  We had a transformer blow … Read More


Mixed Fruit Tart

“Nom nom nommy nom nom” — are probably the only words that will escape your lips upon tasting this tart.  Recently at work I’ve been working on fruit tarts since Valentine’s day is only right around the corner and I’ve forgotten as to how delectably … Read More


Quiche Lorraine (Adapted from Thomas Keller)

I always enjoy a good quiche, my favorite being Quiche Lorraine.  Something about the light fluffy eggs folded with caramelized onions and bacon enveloped in a flaky buttery crust just never fails to make my heart skip two beats (maybe even literally). Since I am … Read More


Chestnut Brulee with Brandied Oranges

A couple weeks ago I signed up to compete in Foodie Fights .  Every week, the authors Nick and Dan pick two new ingredients and ask the chosen competitors to submit their top creation using the challenged ingredients and the winner is decided by guest … Read More


Salmon En Papillote With Herb Sauce and Brown Rice

I bought a beautiful cut of wild-caught Alaskan King salmon from the grocery store this week at a great price and my fiance automatically assumed something must be wrong with it.  Fortunately that was NOT the case, it was of great quality and absolutely delicious!! … Read More