Thanks to everyone who entered the olive oil giveaway last week. After searching for a random number generator, I found one on random.org--who knew there even was such a site? The winner is Nami from the terrific blog Just One Cookbook.
|Yes, we have a French flag. |
David is obsessed with flags.
My friends Scott and Kathy used to celebrate Bastille Day every year--sadly, they've deserted Alaska and moved to Kentucky, but this year David and I hosted a small Bastille Day dinner to keep the tradition strong.
Since it's been chilly and rainy here in Anchorage, David made Julia Child's beef bourguignon and ratatouille, and I whipped up a frozen white chocolate mousse dessert (coming Friday!) and some savory madeleines.
You read that right. Savory madeleines. My mouth waters just thinking about them.
If you don't have a madeleine pan lying around, the recipe suggested a mini muffin tin--not a bad idea, though obviously not as pretty.
Make sure that your pear is really ripe--mine was not quite there, and had less flavor as a result.
Blue Cheese, Pear and Hazelnut Madeleines
Adapted from Chocolate & Zucchini by Clotilde Dusoulier