Mussels with Tarragon and Chive Butter, Raclette Fingerling Potatoes, Baby Butter Lettuce Salad with Paprika Vinaigrette

On the eve of Bastille Day, I decided to go with something French.

The mussels recipe is from Laura Calder and can be found here. The potatoes was just an idea I had… Boiled, and then broiled with some grated raclette cheese on top. And the salad was because the lettuce was ready to pick in our garden. The Paprika Vinaigrette dressing was in the latest issue of Bon Appétit.

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This week, I filled up my growler with the Servitude Saison from Humble Brewing that I got from Bailey’s Taproom. This beer was one of the five beers created for the Portland Museum of Art‘s ‘Art & Beer‘ event. The original idea was to develop yeast from the actual canvas of the 18th-century painting The Drunken Cobbler by Jean-Baptiste Greuze – which, unfortunately did not work out. So, the brewers were “inspired by” the painting…

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