Chicken with Mushrooms, Braised Garlic Purée and Mascarpone; the update — 16 Comments

  1. Our forsythia is about 3 weeks early, so we are on a par this year with my favorite corner of France. Looks like your chives are coming up – I’ll have to go check mine. Garlic and mascarpone is brilliant!

  2. Our forsythia too is in full bloom, plus my chives and some weak rosemary plants. I need to work hard on my herb garden this year. I am so fortunate to have a source for huge herb plants for $3.00 each. Your chicken looks lovely and it is good to see the grill out and ready for wonderful meals. Happy Spring Katie.

  3. Zoomie, if you only knew what a struggle it was some days…. LOL
    TVG, but I LIKE your kitchen….. (thanks)
    Ina, I killed my last forsythia… I’m so happy this one is doing well.
    Cindy, nothing like new sawhorses to start the spring off right!
    Mimi, the chives are up and even been transplanted and well-used. They were early….
    Penny, so far the rabbits have left the herbs alone – but they are back in the cow trough digging the flowers…
    Val, I loved fried gnocchi – it gets light as a feather!

  4. You guys are multi-tasking like crazy! Spring, apparently, has that effect on everyone except me.
    This does look quite decadent and delicious. Love that you paired the rich sauce with the gnocchi…I haven’t had those balls of pillowy potato heaven in a while…

  5. My gosh, great post! The chicken dish looks delicious and you have been might busy in the garden. Can’t wait until flowers are in bloom here! Love that forsythia!

  6. Hi Katie Everything is looking great and the dish Yum. I love gnocchi. The sage and brown butter is my favourite.

  7. I love that dish! You are a cook after my own heart! Love garlic too and lots of it!
    Have you planted any purslane (mâche)?
    these spanish expressions remind me of some that I realized were the same in French
    like ” a flor de piel”

  8. Love your backyard…and I think the garlic puree make the dish very flavorsome…and with the earthy mushroom…too good!

  9. What an excellent phrase to be hearing! I like to make to-do lists with boxes beside each item and check each off as it’s done. I find it so satisfying to say out loud “Check!”.
    Our forsythia just sent out its blossoms as well. I can’t decide if it’s early, late, or right on time. But it does look stunningly beautiful – especially today as it is raining. There’s something about the brilliant yellow blossoms juxtaposed against the slate blue clouds.
    I have chive envy. Your chives are much higher than ours.
    The chicken with gnocchi sounds wonderful.

  10. Joanne, and when you fry them they get light as a feather…. Multi-tasking – another way of saying can’t concentrate on anything….
    Pam, I love the spring flowers and didn’t plant any last year for this… I did, now ;-))
    Gilli, I’ve planted sage for that purpose (among others)
    Tasteofbeirut, I didn’t plant any, but I can get lots at the markets…. My garden wasn’t ready – the the bunnies were.
    Tigerfish, garlic is always good!
    Elizabeth, I’m big on To Do lists too…. Sometimes I just list what I did so I can cross it off ;-))
    Lannae, great progress this week – thanks to the warm weather.