Sugared-Almond Tart

This recipe is intriguing in that it only has a few ingredients and most of them are for the tart dough!  The filling for […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, May 16, 2016

Watercress Velouté

Watercress velouté is a soup recipe unlike any other I’ve made or eaten.  The french term Velouté is derived from the word velour, which […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, May 3, 2016

Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Spring Onions

Some recipes are just instant favorites.  This chicken dish is sure to become a regular at our dinner table.  The recipe calls for boneless, […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, April 28, 2016

Artichoke Soufflé

I love this recipe.  It is light, delicious and has a beautiful presentation.  It is also much easier than it sounds!  I have made […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, April 25, 2016

Roast Game Hen with Herbs

It’s cook’s choice week for the Weekends in a French Kitchen group, so I’m doing a bit of catching up.  Mimi’s recipe is entitled […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, February 28, 2016


It’s difficult to know what to expect when reading the name Vol-au-vent.  Somehow, it just didn’t sound like food!  That’s because it isn’t exactly. […]

2 comments, Cindy Thomas, January 31, 2016

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

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

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

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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