Summer Vegetable Tian, page 234

Loved it. We are not going to Provence this summer for the first time in 10 years. This dish is the perfect Provencal dish to have when you are missing the of South of France. So we are going to be making more Provencal dishes this summer. I was lucky to have some buffalo tomatoes and I baked it for close to 90 min. We had the dish with couscous and chicken.

Ponzu Chicken

We loved this dish it was the sticky rice with ponzu chicken. Well I did not find any ponzu so it was a soy sauce and lemons also these are boneless chicken thighs I like them better than the breast. I have to try and find the ponzu sauce and do thins one again. I have had some requests from family members.

Fruit and Nut Croquants, page 307

We do love biscotti I always make some before Christmas. We like vanilla and almonds the most. SO for this recipe I used only almonds, walnuts and some vanilla. I did not have any oranges at hand so I used zest of a lemon. My DH was not to happy saying you don’t change a winning team, meaning he does not approve of any changes to his beloved biscotti. I think there is almost always room for improvement. Also this is not a biscotti. I’m sure he will be the one who will have most of the croquant.

Blueberry-Buttermilk Bundt Cake, page 254

I made my own butter milk out of lime juice and whole milk. We do not carry this item over here. I used lime zest for this cake and blueberries from Ólafsvík that we picked during our summer holidays. I love this cake it is so moist and delicious.

I made this cake last year to make use of my freshly picked blue berries. I just did not come up with anything to make. I like better to have an assignment.

Martine’s Lemon and Apple Tart, page 116

This was a nice surprise. It was so fresh and not too sweet and to too tangy. I used Honey crisp apples and one jonagold. I did squeeze a lot of juice out of the apples before using. I did put on a tin foil for the brim half way through but the fan kept blowing it over. You can see where the tin foil covered the tart. This was so good.

Cauliflower tabbouleh, page 95

I got this idea from Tricia S. It was easy to make and very good. I did not get any mint this time but will make this again and then with mint. I did chill this for an hour and it was a big success in my house. Dorie has raisins in the recipe but I did not use them. I have made tabbouleh many times and the only thing that is common in these two dishes are mint, parsley and lemons. This is excellent for people on the keto diet, no grains only cauliflower.