French Chicken Tarragon with Farfalle

Made this last night. Tarragon and chicken taste great together. To make crème fraîche just mix equal parts heavy cream and buttermilk. Ingredients: 2 large chicken thighs (we used boneless, skinless thighs) Salt and pepper 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 shallot, finely diced 1 garlic clove, grated or minced 1 teaspoon chopped tarragon, plus whole … Continue reading French Chicken Tarragon with Farfalle

Cod Cakes

We always try to keep some frozen Pacific Cod in the freezer. We get ours from Costco. It is one of our favorite types of fish; always clean and mild and useful in many dishes. Last night I made Cod Cakes, which are pretty much like Crab Cakes except you use Cod instead of Crab. … Continue reading Cod Cakes


Trader Joe's sells a package of delicious cooked beets. We normally like to serve them in a salad of arugula with goat cheese and toasted pine nuts.  Yesterday though I wanted to try making Borscht. Some recipes call for adding meat (usually beef) or sausage, but I thought I would try keeping it simple and … Continue reading Borscht