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

Sarah Bernhardt Cakes

Now here is a dessert to satisfy any chocolate lover’s sweet tooth!  Sarah Bernhardt cakes are named after a french actress and are the […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, February 21, 2016

Braised Shanghainese Hong Shao Pork and Tea Eggs

How about some French Chinese cooking?!  These two recipes are part of the Weekends in a French Kitchen cooking project and come from Mimi […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, February 16, 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

Pumpkin Soup

Every Autumn, pumpkin soup makes it’s way on to our dinner table.  We just love all things pumpkin.  I enjoy pumpkin soup in all […]

No comments, Cindy Thomas, December 7, 2015

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

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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