Bijouxs is back taking holiday sides and this week how to add true grits to your holiday table – White Cheddar Grits with Ancho Chile Butter – a sublime and creamy side that takes the place of mashed potatoes and maybe best of all is a recipe that excels in a slow cooker – let’s get going and get some true grits. Continue reading White Cheddar Grits with Ancho Chile Butter
Close to home. The first thing you notice walking up the familiar drive is that the apple tree is beginning to lose its leaves, a dog runs up to greet you and as you make the climb up the stairs to the front porch the sound of voices drifts out of the open kitchen door, you enter, the screen door squeaks as it lazily closes behind you, then the smell of freshly baked biscuits hits your senses, Southern biscuits, a Bijouxs that brings you close to home.
For every dozen eggs there are at least two-dozen ways to hard boil an egg – Bijouxs has tried them all. Settling in now with what I call Hardly Boiled Eggs, a cooking method that produces tasty, beautiful little jewels – a little bit of Bijouxs Basics. Continue reading Bijouxs Bits: Hardly Boiled Eggs
Hawaii, Kalapani Beach circa 1970’s: Cher was the hottest ticket at the Kona Hilton, Kilauea had not yet erupted to eradicate the area and dirt roads still paved much of the island. A 60’s Cadillac convertible loaded with teens, commanded by a local resident, takes shortcuts through the rainforest roads, all passengers giving thanks to the Menehune, finally turning into the long drive rimmed on either side with rows of tall papaya trees, terminating at a circular wood and glass house located on the lava rocks of Opihikao. My first trip to Hawaii is where its culture and food took hold, along with stacks and stacks of Papaya Pancakes – sweet little Bijouxs. Continue reading Papaya Pancakes
Anyone who has even the slightest whisper of Irish in them will probably be serving corned beef, cabbage and potatoes this week, so just in case you have that whisper of Irish, or you just have some leftover corned beef, here is a Bijouxs that is a breakfast or brunch favorite. Corned Beef Hash topped with a crispy fried egg and Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup. Continue reading Corned Beef Hash with Eggs & Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup