Monthly Archives: May 2011

Jade’s Dessert Day

Jade has the kind of body that skinny jeans were made for but some days she eats like a truck driver whose second job is in a cotton field.  Yesterday was one of those days. For breakfast she had the … Continue reading

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Haitian Poulet Creole with Pikliz

There’s something about these colors that make you want to go to a bar, order a “demi” bottle of Barbancourt and dance the meringue with a really old guy. Instead, I decided to make poulet creole and pikliz. Pikliz is … Continue reading

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Lamb Chops with Spinach and Genovese Pesto

Leclerc supermarket is showcasing Italian products, including two different kinds of prepared pesto; tomato and basil.   I usually like to make my own pesto but I’m also a sucker for imported foods, so I bought one of each.  Make … Continue reading

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Lazy Day Oven Roasted Spareribs

I had a couple of quarter slabs of spareribs in the freezer; I think I must have cut them from a pork belly.  I thought I’d do something easy for Jade’s dinner.   I rubbed the pieces with Emeril’s essence; … Continue reading

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Pita Veal Burger with Pear and Tomato Chutney

About a week ago, I started thinking about the water buffalo burger I had in Darjeeling, India.   It was delicious and was topped with a spicy mint chutney.   I should have had two because we never returned to … Continue reading

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Miniature Strawberry Cheesecakes

Strawberries are all over the market here in Sens.   Seeing them, I remembered that way back in the day, I used to make miniature cheesecakes from a recipe I found in Fanny Farmer.   I have many editions of … Continue reading

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Veal Kidneys Parmentier with Port and Mushrooms

Where would French cuisine be today without the influence of Antoine-Augustin Parmentier?   Probably potato-less and less imaginative.   There are a plethora of dishes in France prepared “Parmentier”;  boudin, cabillaud, shrimp, ground beef, ground pork, sausages, etc.   Thanks … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Mini Loaves with Strawberry Butter

We found some beautiful, flavorful strawberries in the market today. And Jade was elated and a little hyper because I was making dessert.   This is our gingerbread strawberry shortcake fantasy that she ate immediately after the picture was taken. … Continue reading

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File Gumbo Light

In our family, gumbo was chicken, shrimp, sausage, crab bodies and file, period.  No okra. Light on the rice.   There was really no big brouhaha about the roux.   You made a gravy base; no big deal, gravy was … Continue reading

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Crispy Fried Pork Belly, Chicken and Noodle Salad

Remember the crispy fried pork belly? http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/02/26/indochine-kitchens-crispy-fried-pork-belly/   I’ve been thinking about it a lot because I didn’t get it quite right.  It tasted good but it wasn’t really like Indochine’s. Today I decided to give it another try with a couple … Continue reading

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