Into the Pink. Enter through the classic Pink Door in Seattle and experience their famous Caesar Salad. Join me on Bijouxs Litltle Jewels for another Membership Collection Classic. No. 521 PINK DOOR CAESAR SALAD. Continue reading Pink Door Caesar Salad
Morning ready is simple with Small Batch Sheet Pan Eggs, the newest little jewel.
SHEET PAN EGGS
A quick bake the night before assures you of weekday of 4 servings of Small Bath Sheet Pan Eggs, ready to go. I took a full-sheet pan eggs recipe, and reduced the size to serve 4-perfect small family weekday or workweek breakfasts.
Customize the add ins to suite your own tastes. I like using leftover salad, greens, chives, and chunks of Parmesan cheese.
These eggs are easy to prepare the night before. Bake the eggs in the 1/8 sheet pan for about 15 minutes for 4 perfect servings, cover and store in the regrigerator. In the morning remove slices and warm gently in the microwave or low oven.
GRAB & GO BREAKFAST
The Sheet Pan Egg squares are a great grab and go breakfast. A nice alternative to a slice of toast. They boast a serving of protein and greens all in one convenient square.
Small Batch Sheet Pan Eggs another Little Jewel from Bijouxs Membership Collection.
Fresh Fennel is a little jewel to include in your garden. The fragrant green fronds create a rich green pesto, another little jewel from the Bijouxs kitchen.
FENNEL IN THE GARDEN
I have always included fennel in my gardens, even now in my tiny garden at my bungalow up the Central Coast. I was gifted a large fennel plant from a neighbor’s garden. Fennel bulbs multiple, so my neighbors dug up a large clump of bulbs to share. Turns out fennel is fussy about a transplant, there is a long tap root and you really have to keep if watered during its adjustment time. I cut back the fronds and planted in rich planting mix, after a few months my fennel is thriving.
FENNEL IN THE KITCHEN
I have used the bulbs in a variety of recipes, cooked and raw in salads. Fennel has a mild anise/licorice taste. You will see many times fennel a part of Italian cuisine. The bulbs can be braised, with cream and cheese, also roasted and put into salads and pasta. One of my favorites is this Blood Orange, Fennel & Radicchio Salad. Thinly sliced fennel adds the crisp crunch to the beautiful salad made colorful with rich hues from Blood Oranges.
So, what to do with all the luxuriant fronds that accompany the fennel plant? What came to mind was a pesto, which I have made with greens other than basil. After a checking the internet I discovered that you can basically just substitute fennel fronds in place of the basil-so simple. Many times, if I do not have pine nuts, I swap out walnuts in my pesto, as I did in this recipe. I used the basic ratios of my original basil pesto recipe.
There are of course many ways to use the pesto, just as you would use basil pesto. I liked this pesto as a dip for a steamed artichoke or spread on a sandwich or tossed with pasta. Fennel a little garden jewel.
The peas are green! Spring has begun! Long live Venice!” The April 25th Venice tradition is for the Doge (the Chief Magistrate) to taste a spoonful of the city’s most famous dish, Risi e bisi, in public to annunciate the start the Feast of Saint Mark. Risi e bisi (Rice with Peas) marks the start of spring – join Bijouxs in celebrating this little jewel of dish. Continue reading Risi e bisi (Rice with Peas)
These French cheese puffs are one of my staples with cocktails before a meal. The dough is a simple Pàte à choux, you may recognize it as the dough to make cream puffs and eclairs. Simple French is always a little jewel from the kitchen. Continue reading French Gougères with Parmesan & Pepper