Monthly Archives: November 2011

Salmon Salad

I just want you all to know that I took the salmon out of the freezer at 8:00 a.m. this morning before I went shopping and when I returned was completely intimidated by Roger’s pretty little tart  http://stowell.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/ill-follow-the-sun-with-a-smoked-salmon-tart-in-tow/.  Oh well, … Continue reading

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Duck Confit Cassoulet

In preparation for my husband and son’s Christmas visit, who can’t possibly be eating as well as they do at home, I did some heavy shopping today.  Freezer items are still out of bounds but I did buy some salted … Continue reading

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Shrimp Au Gratin

My inspiration for this recipe came from Emeril Lagasse and like all “Loosiana” people, he seems to be courting an early heart attack.  This is not an entree but an entire buffet and decadence at it’s best!   Still….halve the … Continue reading

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Pork Roast with Balsamic Potatoes

This is supposed to be a Jamie recipe http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/jamie-at-home/balsamic-baked-onions-and-potatoes-with-roast-pork-recipe/index.html, but I so couldn’t be bothered that I decreased amounts, ignored cooking methods and added a turnip.  The good thing about Jamie is that he knows his ingredients and flavors, so as … Continue reading

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Soba Noodles with Veal and Scallops

I really couldn’t decide what I wanted to do today but I knew it would have to involve veal and scallops, as they were in the freezer.   Aside:  It’s so boring just cooking out of the freezer, but one … Continue reading

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Glazed Chicken with Bacon

I first made this plate with quail http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/glazed-quail-and-potato-turnip-puree/ but since there were no quail in the freezer, and it’s strictly verboten to buy anything before I’ve used what I already have, chicken thighs it was. Of course the chicken thighs require … Continue reading

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Balsamic Salmon with Roasted Peppers

And then there’s those packages of roasted peppers that I’ve been hoarding in the freezer. Salmon fix! Balsamic Salmon with Roasted Peppers 4 salmon fillets 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp butter 1 tsp olive oil … Continue reading

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