Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Fennel and Apricots

I found this recipe at the “real simple” website, however it was so simple, I decided to complicate it :)   For instance, I think the bacon wrapped tenderloin should be browned separately, removed from the pan and replaced after … Continue reading

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Parmentier de Boudin Noir aux deux Pommes

A dish that is “parmentier” includes mashed potatoes and is similar to a cottage pie.  The two types of “pommes” in this recipe are potato(pomme de terre) and apple(pomme). Unlike the rice and pork meat stuffed boudin blanc of Louisiana … Continue reading

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Jade’s New York Style Pizza

My friend Kathy P is a dedicated baker.   Pies, cookies, brownies, German chocolate cake, whatever.   That’s what she likes to do.   I think she’s from Minnesota or someplace in that area.   Something to do with Norwegians. … Continue reading

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Indochine Kitchen’s Crispy Fried Pork Belly

The Indochine Kitchen blog is my very favorite blog at the moment.   Jun is a great cook and her photography is awe inspiring.   I’ve got to take better pictures!  I wonder what kind of camera she uses…… This … Continue reading

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Salmon with Asian Style Cabbage, Fennel and Bacon

Time for our salmon fix.   I found this recipe in  “delicious”  magazine.   The difference is that I used salmon instead of trout or snapper fillets.   I just happened to have a nice piece of salmon in the … Continue reading

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Hot Tuna Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

My husband loves tuna salad.   Mainly because it’s good and he can claim that he has eaten fish.  Okay. He makes sandwiches with lettuce and tomatoes on visibly charcoaled toast; chaque un a son gout.   I’m posting this for him … Continue reading

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Le Creuset Seafood Mini Casseroles

Jade and I like fish and seafood.   That also must be true of the Sens market adherents; there are 3 separate, large fish stalls in the market!   M. Parret also informs me that a fish supermarket will be opening up … Continue reading

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Truly Spicy Calamari Chowder

I wanted to make something with the frozen calamari rings that I bought the other day and I didn’t want to fry them.  Looking around the internet, I found an idea at about.com that I thought I could work with. … Continue reading

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Marche Brocante, Honey Mustard Chicken Wings and Fava Beans

Here in Sens, about once a month on Sundays, there is a marche brocante or flea market set up on the promenade.   The promenade is a huge green space that encircles the town center making it possible to stroll, traffic … Continue reading

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Jade’s Strawberry Tart

Jade and I have been fascinated and, yes, confused by the number of different prepackaged pastry crusts they have here; pate brisee, pate feuilletee, pate sable and brick.   As she is on vacation until March 6th, she wanted to … Continue reading

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