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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