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ad hoc at home

And….we’re back!

We have now survived both a hurricane and a freak blizzard at the lake, and it’s only been 3 (relatively mild) months.  Winter should be interesting.

Despite our loss of power and homelessness this week, J still managed to cook quite a lot at his aunt and uncle’s apartment.  First, he made a delicious mushroom tart (not pictured because with my cell phone camera it just looked like a large not-so-appealing hamantashen).  On our last night there, as a thank you,  he finally tackled two recipes from Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller: Sauteed Tarragon Chicken, and Roman Beans with Shallots and Butter.

I actually found the recipe for the chicken online here:


As it turns out, the beans he bought were entirely different from what the recipe called for.  The recipe specified Italian flat beans (what the heck are those?).  We later discovered they look like this:

No matter.  It was awesome and definitely a repeat dish.  We had leftovers the next night once we had finally gotten back  up here (yay!), accompanied by red wine and a roaring fire.  It’s so nice to be home.