Thursday, October 27, 2016

French Vanilla Pear Cake

This French cake is a special autumn treat when pears are firm and juicy. A whisper of warm spices and vanilla compliment the delicate taste of the pears. There are more pears than cake in the final product. The batter enrobes the pears just barely so that the cake plays a supporting role. The pears are the star. This lovely cake has a caramelized top and a moist center. I'm always happy to have this classic dessert sitting on my counter.  

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Garland Of Roses Cross Stitch Pattern

I stitched this Garland Of Roses pillow many years ago. It's a lovely pattern I found at a French company that eventually went out of business. Ever since I posted the pillow on my blog, my customers have asked me where to buy the pattern. I have taken their suggestions to heart and designed my own version

I'm so happy to offer this timeless design
 in my petite SHOP.

Happy Stitching!
xx ~ Jilly 

Friday, October 21, 2016

French Vegetable Barley Soup

I love soup. I make this French vegetable soup almost every week in autumn. It's great with a crusty baguettte or a simple sandwich. Brothy bowls of vegetable soup come to the rescue when I'm in need of something healthy and comforting. Soup-making is a gentle domestic activity that satisfies my soul. This recipe is very easy to prepare. Chop and drop cooking is all that's required.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Whole Wheat Pasta With Broccoli & Pine Nuts

This is a foolproof and fast way of making a healthy pasta dinner. Bright-green and tender broccoli is paired with chewy whole wheat pasta. A quick garlic oil is made in the microwave. Everything is tossed together creating a simple, nutritious and tasty dinner.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Chicken Milanese

Chicken Milanese needs no long explanation. Everyone loves it, especially kids. This golden brown chicken is in regular rotation around here. Along with roasted chicken, this is my husband's favorite chicken dish. I've made it for many years. Tom likes chicken milanese so much that he learned how to prepare it when I was working long hours.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fifteen Minute French Pea Soup

I've made different versions of this simple pea soup for many years. I like this recipe because it's quick and creamy. The cheerful soup is a keeper during the cold months. The bright green color lifts my mood. This foolproof French pea soup is ready in under fifteen minutes. A fast, fresh soup with delicate taste and velvety texture never disappoints.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Foolproof French Apple Cake

I make this French apple cake every week in autumn. During apple picking time, it's a must. I live in coastal New England between the ocean and an apple orchard.