Apricots are the golden little jewels of the summer season. A simple everyday jam is easily made from ripe apricots and the surprise ingredient, fragrant lemon verbena. Everyday Apricot-Lemon Verbena Jam, a simple little jewel for summer. Continue reading Everyday Apricot-Lemon Verbena Jam
Time is precious, and I am making the most of mine during our ‘required down-time.’ I stumbled across this photograph of Triple Herb Roasted Chicken, a house favorite. The comfort of simple cooking at home is a little jewel.
FOOD & MEMORIES
Going through my drive of thousands of photographs, many for taken for the blog, this photo brought to mind a time, place and favorite recipe I was planning to share on the blog. The time of this photograph was “when the world was steady”, the place was at my beloved 1924 “ranch” in the foothills above LA. Photographed in my studio, on my favorite farm table, this recipe evokes how food and memories are intertwined.
As I gaze at this photo, I can actually taste this chicken. I remember how this simple adaptation of Wolfgang Puck’s favorite chicken recipe was perfect, after all, you can never have enough chicken recipes. I begin with a small chicken, remove the backbone to create two halves which will lay flat in the roasting pan. Three of my favorite herbs, rosemary, tarragon and thyme along with garlic make up an overnight marinade. The flavor is worth the wait.
HERB BUTTER SAUCE
The next day, remove the chicken from the marinade, rub with some additional olive oil and roast in the oven, that’s it. Well, there is one more thing. A savory, buttery herb sauce that you douse the chicken with after you remove from the oven. This is truly a simple, yet very tasty way with a chicken.
The beauty of our everyday is now more precious than ever. I savor my time cooking and bringing you the little jewel recipes. The photographs I share with you are the real food, as it is prepared, very light on styling. I want you to to see what the food will look like prepared. Celebrate the everyday beauty all around us, right here in our kitchens. Be well.
When life you gives you lemons, like really LOTS, you make everything lemon. At home like everyone else, waiting for this storm to pass, thinking of what I have on hand in the kitchen – lots of lemons from my generous friends, so marmalade was in order, which then led to this Rustic Lemon Marmalade Tart, it’s a jewel.
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Winter season is upon us. Now is a great time to make a big pot of Wellness Turmeric Bone Broth with Ginger, Citrus & Herbs. Packed with plenty of feel good warming spices, citrus and chicken, this is the soup for what ails you. A healthy winter little jewel from Bijouxs. Continue reading Wellness Turmeric Bone Broth with Ginger, Citrus & Herbs
I am grateful, another Caesar salad recipe. Avocado Caesar Salad is now one of my personal favorites, a new recipe added to the Little Jewels Collection, a healthy take on the classic. Continue reading Avocado Caesar Salad