Hello lovelies! This week has been a busy one for me, as I’m sure it has been for you. The winter holidays are far and away my favorites, but they do certainly tend to devour time at an alarming rate.
This past week I catered for one of NWLA‘s events (a French Traveler’s Language Café to be precise), which gave me the chance to cook in The Center’s vast kitchen. I was humbled to find that for once in my culinary memory I had enough counter-space to cook comfortably. The yawning expanse that they call a range includes ten gas burners atop two huge ovens. It was nearly more kitchen than I knew what to do with. Not to be dissuaded, however, I soon filled the space with the soulful crooning of Aretha, Marilyn, and Billy, whilst doing my best to use as many burners as possible.
For the light lunch, I made three quiches (well, really two quiches and one tarte) and a simple salad: this classic spinach, this lovely Loraine, and this heavenly tarte à l’oignon (which is one of my absolute favorite things in the world. Thank you Molly, a thousand times.). To make things easier, I used my standard pâte brisée for all three crusts, which worked wonderfully as usual.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend, filled with the smell of baking, evergreen boughs..and maybe even snow!