Monthly Archives: May 2011

Grilled Chicken with Cherry Salsa for Donald

Donald P.  is an old friend of mine.   Meaning that I’ve known him for over 30 years, and he’s old :)   Poor thing, his doctor told him that he could no longer continue to eat “high on the … Continue reading

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Capitaine: Nile Perch with Twice Cooked Yams

When my husband was in the Peace Corps, he recalls seeing them pull a Capitaine/Nile perch from the Niger river that was the size of a man!  No more.   The river is not what it used to be and with … Continue reading

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Sauteed Foie Gras sur Brioche with Cherry Sauce

Well it’s the beginning of the cherry season and my thoughts turn to La Madeleine.   It was at this 2 star Michelin restaurant here in Sens, that I had a hot appetizer of sauteed foie gras with cherry sauce.  Patrick … Continue reading

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Soba Noodle Soup

If you have been craving slurp-able Japanese noodle soup,  today is the day!   Boy howdy, this was really good!   I had no idea what I was doing, until I had done it.   I believe it was the soaking … Continue reading

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Strawberry Mousse

Jade’s off from school today so it was a good day to make dessert.   Totally influenced by the market, we decided to go with the strawberries again.   We again chose the Gariguette variety which is handsome, packed with … Continue reading

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Roasted Duck Legs with Wine Sauce, Shallots and Celeriac

What I wanted to serve with the duck legs was yams but I neglected to go to the market yesterday.   Luckily, I found this moon rock-looking celeriac in the Carrefour City and since I like celeriac, I was good … Continue reading

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Deep Fried Salmon with Creole Remoulade

I know this is almost sacrilegious, saying salmon and deep fried in the same sentence but I needed an excuse to fry something with panko again (the oysters were not enough) and to use Dave’s Creole Remoulade sauce.  If you … Continue reading

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