Posted on January 22, 2015 by lilydaraisJust pictures (because it’s almost 1 am) Abe won a huge TV last month at work. We got it today. The girls watched Frozen on our new TV and enjoyed the movie like it was the first time they’d ever seen it. Thanks to Dorie Greenspan, I made the best soup I have ever made today! Well, I took a nap while it simmered and almost simmered it dry, but the flavor was amazing. Her recipe for Indian barley soup in the cookbook, Around My French Table, is amazing. Even better: I ruined the cookbook with drippy egg whites, and so now I get to keep it! (…after I pay for it.) Silky French onion soup garnished with bread puree, bread cheese, and Halloumi cheese. The seared cheeses stood in for the usual crouton, and the bread puree stood in for cheese. I made Gougeres for the charcuterie plate. We had mini sliders with gougeres, fennel jam, whipped chevre, pepperoni, and a fennel frond. My partner, who actually owns a lovely little restaurant in Maine and is an amazing chef, whipped out incredible pickled veggies and some orange-tarragon mustard. passion fruit mousse, buttermilk cake, some type of spicy cookie, and blood orange curd with edible candied flowers.