Chanterelle and Parsley Tartlets

This week I made a recipe from Mimi Thorisson’s cookbook called Cepes and Parsley Tartlets.  She describes using wild local mushrooms (Cepes/porcini in her […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, November 9, 2015

Butternut Gratin

Butternut squash is one of my favorite fall foods.  This butternut gratin recipe really showcases the squash and has a rich satisfying flavor as […]

1 comment, Cindy Thomas, November 2, 2015

Chicken Grand-Mère Francine

Chicken Grand-mère Francine is a wonderful dish for a cold rainy autumn day.  It is rich and full flavored, hearty and delicious.  I learned […]

2 comments, Cindy Thomas, November 1, 2015

Apple Tart with Orange Flower Water

I loved this weeks recipe by Mimi Thorisson.  It captures the flavor of fresh autumn apples so well.  I used Honeycrisp apples since I […]

1 comment, Cindy Thomas, October 18, 2015

Bugnes de Lyon

This week Bugnes de Lyons was on the menu from Daniel Boulud’s cookbook.  I had never heard of these and was pleased to learn […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, October 11, 2015

Cremini and Fontina Tart

Beautiful fall weather has finally arrived here in the northwest.  This recipe for a cremini mushroom and fontina cheese tart is perfect for a […]

2 comments, Cindy Thomas, October 5, 2015

Chocolate Tart with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream and Salted-Caramel Sauce

  Mimi Thorisson describes this dessert as decadent and an opportunity to indulge.  I wholeheartedly agree! The recipe does have quite a few steps, […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, September 21, 2015

Pork Loin Roast with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Bacon wrapped roast?!  Yes, please! You just can’t go wrong with this combination.  Mimi’s recipe calls for the bacon wrapped roast to be baked […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, September 14, 2015

Gazpacho with Anchovy Toast

Today was a typical busy fall Saturday: football game, soccer game, kids’ playdates, doggie playdate and a visit from my 22 year old daughter. […]

2 comments, Cindy Thomas, September 13, 2015

Tuna Rillettes

According to Mimi Thorisson, “Rillettes are pate-like spreads that usually consist of chunky bits of meat that have been been cooked in their own […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, September 7, 2015

Meet the Chef!

Welcome to my site! I'm Cindy. I'm a native Oregonian and have lived on the west coast most of my life. I have been interested in food and cooking since childhood. Food is something I'm passionate about! Whether it's growing a garden or scouting out the best new restaurant in town, I'm all in! It is my hope that this site will be a place to share all kinds of delicious goodness from my native northwest and beyond!

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