Monthly Archives: April 2011

I Poached Dave’s Sweetbreads Terrine!

When I saw the ingredients for this terrine, I knew I was going to attempt it.   Crawfish, veal and sweetbreads; it called my name!   The fact that I had never cooked sweetbreads, caused a slight hesitation for about … Continue reading

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California Bear Makes Jambalaya

I think that since the time our son went away to university in London, he’s been hungry.  I don’t think this really happened when he was in boarding school in Switzerland; they had fantastic meals and plenty of it.   … Continue reading

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The Barbecue Man Was Here

The boy dropped in and barbecued some pork chops. I marinated these for about an hour in some marinade sauce I found in the fridge.  I’m not really sure what it was but it had green peppers, red peppers, ginger, … Continue reading

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Hiyashi Chuka with Somen Noodles

All praises due to Maki over at Just Bento.   I have made this refreshing bowl of noodles many times and it works as well for guests as for family.   Consider offering a small amount in a large bowl … Continue reading

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Le Volant Restaurant: Offaly Good Food!

Soon after I moved to France, our son invited us to dinner at a Basque restaurant in Paris called Le Volant.  His friend, a fellow lover of those “nasty bits” recommended that we share a plate of duck hearts with … Continue reading

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Scallop Stuffed Leek and Salmon Roll

This is another interesting creation from the traiteur.   He wrapped fresh salmon and leeks around a stuffing made of scallops. I baked this for 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven Added a salad and voila! Wine suggestion:  Chablis

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April in Paris: Eating and Shopping

A lady from Niger once told me, “you eat alone, you die alone”…..   I’m still thinking about that one.  However I do enjoy eating with others, whether I’m cooking at home or eating out at a restaurant.   Eating … Continue reading

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Gypsy Mini Meat Loaves

We are always traveling; packing to go, unpacking on arrival, cobbling together meals.     “Like a band of Gypsies, we go down the highway”.  That Willie Nelson song always runs through my head whenever I’m leaving home. Jade and … Continue reading

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Two Bentos

I found a few bento boxes in the garage and thought I’d pack a couple.   While I was making these, a friend stopped by.  She really thought it was a riot that I was packing a lunch in a … Continue reading

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A French Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado and Reblochon Sandwich

I stumbled upon a site called Quest for 101.   The blogger was eating his way through the New York Magazine’s list of the best sandwiches in New York.  Some of them looked pretty good, like the sloppy joe Vietnamese … Continue reading

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