Monday, May 12, 2014

The New Fraîche Ideas Site!

Come see what I'm cooking up on my new Fraîche Ideas site here!


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Friday, June 21, 2013

Day 121: Homemade Cajun Hamburgers







































Ingredients
1 lb ground beef
1 egg
6 soda crackers, finely crushed
2 tsp cajun spice
salt and pepper

Directions
1) In a large bowl mix all ingredients together until combined.
2) Form meat into flattened patties and set aside.
3) Heat a fry pan with olive oil and then add hamburger patties.
4) Season with a bit more cajun spice and cook hamburgers on both sides until cooked through.
5) Assemble hamburgers on a bun with lettuce and cheese and all of your favourite condiments.
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Day 120: Ham & Swiss on Focaccia Bread



Ingredients
1 large square slice of focaccia bread
3 slices of sundried tomato turkey deli  meat
2 T freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp dry thyme leaves
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp olive oil

Directions
1) Slice focaccia in half horizontally
2) Drizzle olive oil on both halves.
3) Season with thyme, salt and pepper.
4) Arrange one half with turkey and cheese.
5) Place other half on top of the sandwich.
6) Press sandwich in a panini grill and cook until cheese is melted.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Day 170: Sauteed Spinach with Shallots







































Ingredients
4 cups spinach leaves
2 large shallots, finely chopped
3-4 T butter
salt and pepper to taste

Directions
1) In a large fry pan add butter and shallots and cook on high heat until shallots are translucent.
2) Add spinach to the pan and stir until spinach has wilted and is coated with butter.
3) Season with salt and pepper and serve.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Day 169: Rosemary Focaccia Bread



Ingredients
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 packets dry yeast
1 1/2 cups cold water
2 T olive oil
2 T fresh rosemary leaves
salt to taste

Directions
1) Mix flour, salt, yeast, olive oil and water in a large bowl until it forms a dough consistency.
2) Knead dough with your hands for 3-5 minutes.
3) Place dough into  an oiled bowl, cover and let rise until dough has doubled in size.
4) Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
5) Divide dough in half and form into two square loaves.
6) Let loaves sit for 1 hour.
7) Sprinkle loaves with olive oil, rosemary and salt.
8) Bake in a 425F oven for approximately 20 minutes.
9) Serve warm with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
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