Standing alone at midnight on a dark, cold train platform somewhere in the Alps, the train bound for Florence pulled in slowly and stopped, with only one door opening near the front car. Scrambling with my luggage in tow to reach the only open door, I was met by a porter who informed me that due to a train strike I would not be boarding my sleeping car as assigned, however a few hundred lire later I was onboard, the sole passenger on a ghost train bound for Florence.
Bijouxs is cooking up a sunny disposition, a golden potato salad dressed in yellow and sporting warm flavors from the sun. September is a month of the Bijouxs Basics, here another simple little golden jewel – Potato Salad with Lemon & Dill. Continue reading Bijouxs Basics: Potato Salad with Lemon & Dill
Zahtar is a spice blend that works magic on roasted chicken. This simple roasted chicken is paired with a quick tangerine couscous – a simple little jewel for summer dining. Continue reading Zahtar Chicken & Tangerine Couscous
And the winner is…the Green Globe artichoke for best second year performance in the garden, providing a quick, easy versatile mealtime role. A Bijouxs Bit, for today and next year. Continue reading Bijouxs Bits: Sautéed Artichokes with Pernod
Chances are you have walked right by these overblown pea-like pods, especially if they have begun to take on their brown spots of age, but inside these pods lie tender, vibrant green beans, that when prepared most simply taste like the green of spring – Bijouxs fava time. Continue reading Fava Bean & Parmesan Salad