Category Archives: Eggs

No.370
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French Fresh Grape Tart

French Fresh Grape Tart | Bijouxs Little Jewels

French Fruit Tart, now that sounds complicated, but actually they are very easy to prepare and use the summer’s bounty of fresh fruit. Here, a French Fresh Grape Tart is on the menu, sparkling with glistening grapes, another little jewel from the kitchen.

French Fresh Grape Tart | Bijouxs Little Jewels

These French tarts have a wonderful lineage. These tarts originated with a legend in pastry, Michel Richard. I began cooking classes at 21,  and was very lucky to have cooked with classically trained chefs in Pasadena at the Inner Gourmet Cooking School. My instructors had worked with Micheal Richard on a project. He ran a lovely pastry shop in Beverly Hills. After working with him on the project, they got his recipe for French Fruit Tarts and passed it along in their cookbook, which accompanied their cooking classes.

These classes are so memorable for me, with guest chefs like Paula Wolfert and wine pairings from Joe Columbo (Yes,Trader Joe). 

Really the right time, the right place to begin my cooking career. Armed with a strong start I set out into the culinary world. At that time I was was doing Food & Wine coordination aboard a corporate private jet. The skills and the “unbasics”, as the recipes were known, stay with me, and I go back to these classic French & Italian recipes frequently. 

French Fresh Grape Tart | Bijouxs Little Jewels

French Fresh Grape Tart | Bijouxs Little Jewels

This French Fresh Grape Tart is flexible. I was lucky to find these small Champagne Grapes (despite the name they are not used to make Champagne). Use quality all butter frozen puff pastry, like Dufour brand), berries or 4 cups of your favorite fresh summer fruit and change out the grape jam glaze to apple jelly and there you are, French Fresh Fruit Tarts, always a little jewel in the kitchen.

July 28, 2019
No.348
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Monet’s Garlic Soup

Monet’s Garlic Soup | Bijouxs Little Jewels

Winter is upon us now, a perfect time to warm up with a comforting bowl of soup and dream of Spring gardens. Monet’s garden at Giverny was legendary and so are the recipes they served–Monet’s Garlic Soup a little jewel from the kitchen.
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January 15, 2019
No.301
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Mary’s Buttermilk Raspberry Dutch Baby

Bijouxs Little Jewels | Mary's Dutch Baby

Cabin Fever. Crisp fresh air, tall green pines and a pristine lake–that’s the setting in which little jewel recipe first entered my life about 25 years ago. Mary’s Buttermilk Raspberry Dutch Baby. Relax, it’s cabin food.
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May 27, 2017
No.282
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Bijouxs Bistro Eggs

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Mornings, or anytime of day, is just calling out for eggs. Bijouxs Bistro Eggs, a lovely little gem for a French twist on a favorite – get the newst little jewel.
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January 15, 2017
No.249
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Crispy Pork Chops with Onion & Apple Marmalade

Crispy Pork Chops with Onion & Apple Marmalade | Bijouxs Little Jewels

Autumn’s grey clouds and early darkening days provide the backdrop for cozy, home-style dinners. This fall season I am sharing a little jewel from the Bijouxs family kitchen – Crispy Pork Chops with Onion & Apple Marmalade – a taste of home.
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December 7, 2014