All posts filed under: Crepes

Confession: I love Crêpes!

I just realized while looking at some of my work that I am absolutely in love with crêpes. There is something tremendously fun about applying batter onto an evenly heated cast iron crêpe maker and forming a 15″ disk using only a wooden rake. Even more satisfying is the ability to create dishes using crêpes as a base.  Imagine the batters you can create when there are no rules to follow.  If someone would ask me to write 100 different crepe recipes, I would say, no problem – give me two hours.  I have over the years created hundreds of dishes featuring savory, sweet and gluten-free crêpes. Just last week I featured a buckwheat crêpe filled with lobster, blood orange, bacon, frisee and avocado.  Just look at these ingredients!  Don’t they get you going?  Wouldn’t you like one, like right now?  See, this is what I am talking about!  I always crave crêpes!  They are a simple, fast and light food that anyone can enjoy morning, day or night. This week on our menu you will find a crepe filled with …

Chicken Pot Pie Crepe

Chicken pot pie in the U.S. is much like chicken fricassee in Europe.  I grew up eating fricassee with rice, peas, Worcestershire sauce and cheese… delightful.  Although arguably a chicken pot pie should be reserved for colder days, it was just too long for me to wait, and I decided that a wonderful chicken fricassee wrapped in a freshly prepared crepe with awesome Gruyere cheese, was something that fellow pot pie lovers would not be able to resist.  Turns out I was right!!!  To date, this is our best selling crepe on the menu! Here at the Blue Door we only use organic, free range chicken – for breakfast or lunch.  For dinner, we go one step further and serve what is called, Green Circle chicken which is really the finest chicken I have had here in the states.  It is raised on an old fashioned diet, namely, kitchen scraps!  Although Green Circle chicken has its own unique flavor, you may not always taste the difference between organic and conventionally raised birds.  We believe however, that the thought of responsibly …

Wild Smoked Salmon Crepe

I have always had my reservations about putting salmon on the menu.  While I am still very picky when it comes to this fish, the only one I will ever consider is caught in the wild and thus is very seasonal.  Because salmon season happens to be right now, we opted for some wild caught & smoked, sockeye salmon. Beautiful sockeye salmon distinguishes itself from the herd by its deep orange and vibrantly red color, delicate flesh, and its rather small size.  It also has a price tag of $17+ per pound.  Salmon is not a bad fish, however, since virtually every restaurant in the US now seems to have salmon on its menu, demand has dramatically risen – and so farmed salmon is born!  Even though every fish supplier tends to swear that their farmed salmon is different from the other, the fish is still farmed and represents nothing compared to its wild counterpart.  When you receive farmed fish you will notice its pristine appearance, perfect size, and uniform look.  In  contrast, when you receive …

Peach Pie Crepe – Really ?

Peach season is here!  The first dish that I wanted to do was a peach pie crepe, because I love peaches and have a passion for crepes.  If you have one of these for breakfast, lunch, or really whenever, you will find yourself indulging in mother nature’s ultimate fragrant fruit – in the land of milk and honey.  Life is good when you give up and surrender to warm peaches, soft crepes and chilled vanilla ice cream. What makes this dish so awesomely tasty?  It starts with honest ingredients that we source locally.  The eggs and the peaches are grown here in Ohio by the good people of Bauman Farms. Harold. the owner, faithfully delivers fresh farm eggs, apples and peaches, year after year, twice a week, early in the morning.  Also contributing to the awesomeness of this dish is creativity, skill and the pure love of cooking. Bauman Farms peaches are some of the best peaches I have ever had in the USA. The Peaches After carefully inspecting the peaches, confirming ripeness, and taking …