Very Good Recipes of French from Out of the Ordinary

There are 52 French recipes on the blog Out of the Ordinary. (838 on all the blogs)

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Beet, arugula and French feta salad with pine nut, lemon, rosemary sauce Beet, arugula and French feta salad with pine nut, lemon, rosemary sauce By Out of the Ordinary 07/01/14 19:57 Most years we just grow a few tomato plants and a few herbs, basil mostly. We have a small yard and rambunctious boys and a berserker dog and it never seemed wise to pin our hopes on healthy intact produce. … Continue reading →
French lentil and butter bean soup with tarragon and spinach French lentil and butter bean soup with tarragon and spinach By Out of the Ordinary 02/16/14 16:46 Reverend Gary Davis was born in Laurens, South Carolina in 1896. He was born partially blind, and became fully blind as an infant. He was the only one of eight children to survive to adulthood. His father was killed when … Continue reading →
French lentil crepes with roasted butternut and chard French lentil crepes with roasted butternut and chard By Out of the Ordinary 02/11/14 21:49 Malcolm has a little pile of worksheets on “the apostrophe;” laying down the rules, telling you when and how to use an apostrophe. Like all good grammar packets, it has sentences to illustrate the possible applications of this particular punctuation … Continue...
French lentil, roasted potato and smoked gouda pizza French lentil, roasted potato and smoked gouda pizza By Out of the Ordinary 01/29/14 20:27 Like many, many people, I suspect, I spent some time yesterday watching films and videos of Pete Seeger. In particular, we watched clips from his television show Rainbow Quest, which aired from 1965- 1966. It was videotaped in black and … Continue reading...
Butternut, nut, chard, and french lentil pie Butternut, nut, chard, and french lentil pie By Out of the Ordinary 01/01/14 23:05 HAPPY NEW YEAR, ORDINARY FRIENDS!! I’m feeling light of heart and weighty of thoughts, which seems in keeping with the situation and the season. Clio and I took our scamper on the towpath this morning to our favorite field, where … Continue reading →
Basmati risotto with french lentils, roasted mushrooms and spinach Basmati risotto with french lentils, roasted mushrooms and spinach By Out of the Ordinary 12/12/13 20:47 For as long as I can remember, Isaac has asked for one thing (well, he’s asked for lots of things–this boy loves toys!). But his highly detailed and elaborately illustrated wish lists for birthdays and christmas have always included one … Continue reading...
Double-crusted pecan, french lentil and chard pie Double-crusted pecan, french lentil and chard pie By Out of the Ordinary 12/05/13 20:21 If the sun ever came out you felt that it might be warm, but the morning was cold and damp. A pretty mist clung to the ghostly sycamores and the blue-bronze wintery leaves, and it crept inside to chill your … Continue reading →
Farro with smoked sweet potatoes, french lentils and pinenut lemon aioli Farro with smoked sweet potatoes, french lentils and pinenut lemon aioli By Out of the Ordinary 09/18/13 20:43 Further Tales from the Towpath. Every morning since the boys have been back in school, David and I have been going for a bike ride on the towpath. Flying down this green tunnel with the man I love, on the … Continue reading →
Corn, avocado, french feta and cherry tomato salad Corn, avocado, french feta and cherry tomato salad By Out of the Ordinary 09/10/13 20:30 We’re just coming out of summer…floating up through the thick moist august air into the cool days of autumn, and I feel as though I’ve got the bends! I’m forgetful and moody and I’m having a hell of a time … Continue reading →
Leeks, white beans and French feta and smoked eggplant-couscous croquettes Leeks, white beans and French feta and smoked eggplant-couscous croquettes By Out of the Ordinary 09/03/13 19:48 Back in the days before cable, when VCRs hadn’t yet been invented, there were a few movies my brother and I would watch every single time they came on television. (Which was maybe twice.) One such movie was Breaking Away. … Continue reading →
Leeks, potato & french lentils stew … and burgers Leeks, potato & french lentils stew … and burgers By Out of the Ordinary 08/22/13 21:11 This morning Clio and I tried to go for a walk on the towpath. It had been raining for hours, and on one side the sky was as bright as day, but on the other, it was dark and purple-grey. … Continue reading →
French cake a week–Tarte aux cerises French cake a week–Tarte aux cerises By Out of the Ordinary 08/15/13 19:15 In which Claire, who doesn’t speak French, bakes her way through a French cookbook from 1962. What?!?! French cake a week? French cake every few months is more like it. It’s been a while. I got side tracked. But we’re … Continue reading →
Thinly sliced potatoes topped with french lentils and crispy pecan-crusted eggplant Thinly sliced potatoes topped with french lentils and crispy pecan-crusted eggplant By Out of the Ordinary 08/01/13 17:49 For some reason I woke up in the middle of the night with the term “bioluminescence” in my head. Maybe I was dreaming about fireflies–I don’t remember. Of course I like bioluminescence, I love fireflies and angler fish and whatever … Continue reading →...
Pearled couscous & french lentils with yellow squash, and burgers Pearled couscous & french lentils with yellow squash, and burgers By Out of the Ordinary 07/23/13 18:35 I’m in a little bit of a blue funk these days. MId-summer slump? Mid-life crisis? A skewed perspective? I’m anxious about the future and regretting a past that hasn’t even happened yet. I’ve been looking at my life from the … Continue reading →
Broccoli rabe with lemons, pecans and french feta Broccoli rabe with lemons, pecans and french feta By Out of the Ordinary 06/19/13 21:54 Here at The Ordinary, everybody is in a tizzy. It’s the last week of school! There’s so much to remember and sign, and turn in, and bring home, and so many places to be at certain times and letters to … Continue reading →
French lentil & barley stew with sage, rosemary and port wine French lentil & barley stew with sage, rosemary and port wine By Out of the Ordinary 04/02/13 20:00 Beware of any post that starts, “Last night, I was trying to fall asleep and I started thinking about…” You’ve been warned! So, last night, I was trying to fall asleep and I started thinking about the Easterish theme of … Continue reading →
Double crusted pie with roasted mushrooms, french lentils and spinach: The ur Ordinary pie Double crusted pie with roasted mushrooms, french lentils and spinach: The ur Ordinary pie By Out of the Ordinary 03/14/13 20:38 It’s national pie day! Who knew? Not me. And yet, strangely, I made a big delicious pie, only last night. And not just any pie, but the ur Ordinary pie, the pie that started it all. I feel like the … Continue reading →
French lentil and farro soup with spinach French lentil and farro soup with spinach By Out of the Ordinary 02/28/13 20:12 “He was standing by the edge of a small pool – no more than ten feet from side to side – in a wood. The trees grew close together and were so leafy that he could get no glimpse of … Continue reading →
French cake a week – Galette Bretonne French cake a week – Galette Bretonne By Out of the Ordinary 02/25/13 22:48 In which Claire, who doesn’t speak french, bakes her way through the cake section of a French cookbook from 1962. It’s the day after the orgy of soulless self-adoration and styleless glamor that is the Oscars! This seems an appropriate … Continue reading...
Hazelnut sage cracker fans stacked with roasted mushrooms, french lentils and chard Hazelnut sage cracker fans stacked with roasted mushrooms, french lentils and chard By Out of the Ordinary 02/15/13 20:18 Isaac gave me a card for valentine’s day. It’s got a three-dimensional heart made of red tissue paper flowers, and it says “my heart belongs to you.” Sweet. A fairly traditional valentine’s day sentiment. Nicely made card. It undid me! … Continue reading...
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