Monthly Archives: December 2010

Echine du Porc with Broccoli and Cauliflower

Tossed with garlic and olive oil, then roasted  

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Cottage Pies

We had these for lunch on Boxing Day.   Recycled from Christmas dinner, I tossed the capon and it’s gravy with the vegetables and topped this with the garlic mashed potatoes.  More!

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Christmas Capon

A capon or chapon is a castrated young rooster.  I thought is was a lot fattier than goose.  Tasted like chicken.  I made a stuffing using dry, packaged toast, celery, onions and mushrooms.  Earlier I had made a large pot … Continue reading

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Brodetto

The seafood is irresistible at this time of year.  The French like to celebrate the season with fresh seafood platters, so there is quite a variety available in the market.  This seafood soup is Italian and boy howdy was it good! … Continue reading

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Beef Ragout

Odds and ends from the refrigerator; cabbage, celery, parsley, tomatoes, carrots, onions, zucchini  Cute little French finger-lings  I put together this ragout from things I found in the fridge and around the kitchen in order to make room for all the … Continue reading

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Smitten Kitchen’s Mushrooms

Since making this blog, I have been talking to an old friend (you know who you are), who has recommended some literature on healthy eating.  Looking back over some of my posts, it looks like I only do hearty and/or … Continue reading

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Chairman Mao’s Pork Belly

Several years ago while living in Rwanda, I ordered the Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook probably from amazon.com.   Rwanda’s infrastructure, still recovering from the unbelievable genocide that claimed over a million lives, had regressed to almost a precolonial state.   The … Continue reading

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Magdalin’s Soup

 Magdalin Aldhubhaibi is one of my best and oldest friends.  We’ve know each other since we were in Bangladesh and since then we have attempted to spend Christmases together, succeeding in Mali, Ethiopia, France and Senegal.  She’s coming tonight.Magdalin was … Continue reading

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Spaghettoni and Meatballs

My mother was a pretty good cook and it was something we told her to keep her spirits up.  But it was true.  A southern girl, born and raised in Texas, married to a Louisianan, you can imagine our meals. … Continue reading

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Turmeric and Ginger Pork Steaks

My stove, the “piano gastronome” has arrived and is installed.   Naturally, I had to play something.  Since I really missed having an oven for the last 2 months, I decided that it should be an oven dish.  Normally these … Continue reading

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