Entrees, French, Recipes

Lemon and Lavender Chicken

When I first received The Little Paris Kitchen in the mail, I spent a good hour just sitting on the couch and flipping through the pages. All those photos of bistros, Parisian markets, dinner parties on adorable little all sounds so cliché, but I thisclose to booking a plane ticket to Paris. (That's the power of photography!)

And then there are the recipes: very simple, nonfussy French comfort food, pretty much food I crave everyday.

Over the weekend I made the lemon and lavender chicken, a nice twist on the simple roast chicken. What could be more spring-like than lavender? If I can't jet off to Paris and drive down to the lavender fields of Provence, at the very least I can roast some chicken. 

Entrees, Recipes

Buttermilk Roast Chicken

I’ve been on a buttermilk kick recently. After developing a serious craving for buttermilk fried chicken a few weeks ago, but wanting to cook at home instead of eating out, I decided to research methods of doing a roasted version instead.

I found recipes in the cookbooks on my shelves (including The Essential New York Times Cookbook and The Complete Southern Cookbook), but ultimately turned back to the web.