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  • Chicken and Chorizo Fideuá

    Chicken and Chorizo Fideuá

    Basically a paella but with short noodles instead of rice. First had this at Ataula in Portland last month and had been thinking about it ever since. Something about the taste and texture was dynamic and inescapable. I had to have it again. Yesterday I finally got the confidence to try making it after collecting…

  • Clafoutis

    Clafoutis

    First had this at a brunch at Beast in Portland, OR in July 2019. They made theirs with blueberries and was topped with whipped crème fraîche and a big slab of candied bacon – it was so good I decided we needed to make it at home and was happily surprised how simple it was…

  • Lavash

    Lavash

    This is identical to the flatbread sold at delis that costs $6 for three big rounds. Can be baked to a crisp or left slightly soft. It can also be folded to make different shapes.

  • Sweet-Spicy Glazed Ham

    Sweet-Spicy Glazed Ham

    Around the holiday’s we usually pick up ready-made hams from Honeybaked, but this is a more interesting and talked about meal that could push turkey out of the conversation.

  • Honey-Lavender Crème Brûlée

    Honey-Lavender Crème Brûlée

    Crème brûlée is one of the first desserts I began cooking as a kid. This one infuses honey and lavender, two flavors I love. The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel used to serve lavender crème brûlée and I remember it as one of the best desserts I ever had.

  • Apfel Käsekuchen

    Apfel Käsekuchen

    Apple is the star of this dish, so use vanilla to lay down a nice neutral base, paint on layers of honey and marzipan then add lemon zest to provide some highlights. The result is a rich decadent dessert you don’t feel horrible about having for breakfast. It’s like all the best parts an apple pie and a soft custardy cheesecake all wrapped in a sweet buttery brioche-like dough.

  • Chocolate Soufflé

    Chocolate Soufflé

  • Lasagne

    Lasagne

    This version replaces the ricotta with a mix of mozzarella and gruyere so it’s not as rich. The sauce is really what makes the dish, so it’s worth it to take the time and do it right.

  • Dutch Baby

    Dutch Baby

    I usually make this on the weekend when I have time to sit around and eat for a while. It’s better than pancakes and probably healthier than waffles or french toast.