January 31st, 2012
January 30th, 2012

Summer Soup de Jeanne

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This super easy recipe for a summer soup with cucumber, goat cheese, and mint comes from Marmiton, a French recipe site.  For those anglophones out there:

  • 1 cucumber, peeled
  • 8 ounces of fresh goat cheese
  • 8 ounces plain yogurt
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed (optional)
  • Salt and paper to taste

Blend ingredients together and chill for 1-2 hours before serving.  Bon appetit!

January 29th, 2012

Merguez in Two Parts

This summer I admittedly went a little marguez-happy.  There’s something about spicy lamb sausage that I just can’t say no to, especially when it’s mixed in with yummy sweet goat cheese.  The first venture was a recreation of the endive boats we made for my “going to France” party in August 2010.  The recipe is completely made up on the spot:

Remove the merguez from the packaging and brown it in a pan like hamburger meat.  Let it cool completely and mix in goat cheese.  Spoon into endive leaves and voilà:

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Very tasty!

The second go-around was a bit more time intensive, but still not a serious undertaking: Summer Squash Stuffed with Merguez and Goat Cheese.  The website has some great video recipes (think Food Network but less corporate-feeling). Anyway, the frustrating bit is that I had been seeing summer squash all over town and then as soon as I needed to use up the rest of the merguez, I couldn’t find any - sooo I substituted eggplant.  Still Very Tasty:

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January 27th, 2012
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