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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