Lemon-Thyme Sorbet

This recipe will brighten anyone’s day!  Just preparing the ingredients is an aromatherapy experience.  I made this sorbet recipe by Daniel Boulud on a […]

1 comment, Cindy Thomas, September 5, 2015

Duck Breasts Grilled Over Grapevines

The first time I remember having duck for dinner was in Burgundy, France.  My husband and I were on our honeymoon and biking through […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, August 31, 2015

Coffee Cream Puffs

How could I resist making something that is both cream puff and coffee?  I can remember my Mom making cream puff and eclairs when […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, August 24, 2015

Salsa Cruda with Horseradish and Avocado Mousse

  It’s salsa season!  With our unbelievably hot summer here in the northwest, we are enjoying an amazing tomato harvest.  This week’s recipe from […]

1 comment, Cindy Thomas, August 22, 2015

Pistachio Sabayon with Strawberries and Meringues

  This dessert from Mimi Thorisson’s recipe is spectacular.  I love the combination of flavors and textures:  pistachio, strawberry, crunchy, creamy, light and decadent […]

4 comments, Cindy Thomas, August 17, 2015

Lacquered Chicken and Noodle Salad

Daniel Boulud calls this dish a casual meal that all ages will enjoy.  I had the pleasure of serving this meal to my family […]

2 comments, Cindy Thomas, August 16, 2015

Trao-Mad with Peach Compote

Daniel Boulud describes these cookies as “the tenderest, meltingest, butteriest cookies imaginable” and “the pride of the Brittany region of France”.  Upon searching the […]

2 comments, Cindy Thomas, August 8, 2015

Boston Mackerel au Vin Blanc

Boston Mackerel au Vin Blanc is this week’s Weekend in a French Kitchen recipe by Daniel Boulud.  It is basically mackerel pickled in spiced […]

1 comment, Cindy Thomas, August 1, 2015

Mango, Kiwi and Coconut Custard Tart

Mango and coconut are two of my favorite flavors, so I was excited to try this tart. One thing that I found surprising was […]

4 comments, Cindy Thomas, July 25, 2015

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry clafoutis is my absolute favorite cherry dish.  I was introduced to it by a dear friend of mine about a decade ago and […]

6 comments, Cindy Thomas, July 19, 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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