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.
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
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
It’s Sunday breakfast with my son – a time to enjoy our family favorite Raised Waffles. A while back, I went on a waffle tangent, buying every waffle maker in production (almost) and trying hundred of waffle recipes in search of the elusive perfect waffle. At the end it was unanimous, the perfect waffle recipe was found, Raised Waffles. Continue reading Raised Waffles