Monthly Archives: December 2011

Courte Paille Revisited

Not knowing what to do with ourselves today, we decided to go the Courte Paille http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/courte-paille/ for lunch again.  My husband had never been and we weren’t really up for anything special and the Courte Paille met these non-expectations.  Please don’t … Continue reading

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Christmas Goose with Apples and Calvados

The goose was really good even though my husband had to pull out the odd quill and feather with pliers.  I hate that. The goose was stuffed with apple pieces marinated in Calvados, then surrounded with apple wedges before roasting. … Continue reading

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Jacques Does Ribs

I’ve talked about my friend Jacques before; he was a butcher in Paris for over 20 years and now owns a Cafe-Tabac in Sens.  He was the one who got my sodium nitrate for curing the sanglier.  http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/le-sanglier-part-ii/ I leave … Continue reading

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Le Sanglier Part III

For those of you who missed the beginning, check out the previous posts: http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/le-sanglier-part-i/ and http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/le-sanglier-part-ii/ After 5 weeks of soaking in a spiced salt brine, it was time to get down to business.  I removed the sanglier shoulder, rinsed and soaked … Continue reading

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Salmon with Saffron Sauce and Fettuccine

What can I say?  Salmon with fresh pasta and saffron sauce.  We practically swooned! Fast and easy.  Have some today! Salmon with Saffron Sauce and Fettuccine 2 tbsp butter 2 shallots, chopped 1/2 cup white wine 1 tsp dijon mustard … Continue reading

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The Cuisine of Ile de Maurice

We were so lucky to meet Twayab, a perfectionist at his job of house restoration and a superb cook.  He and his lovely wife Mina invited us over to sample his native foods from the island of Mauritius. We began this … Continue reading

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Pork Loin Roast with Two “Pommes”

In France potatoes and apples are both pommes or apples.  But the potato is an earth apple or pomme de terre, while the apple is just an apple or maybe pomme de tree :) Whenever I make pork roasts or … Continue reading

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Cherry Cheesecake Miniatures

I used an old Fanny Farmer recipe for these mini cheesecakes that is very good.  http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/miniature-strawberry-cheesecakes/ and made a simple cherry sauce for the topping. We had wanted to make blueberry muffins for my husband’s homecoming but couldn’t find fresh blueberries. … Continue reading

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Char Sui Pork Tenderloin

There are just some days when you can’t be bothered but you still want something good to eat.  Normally when I make char sui pork, I like to hang it from oven racks with “S” hooks but I couldn’t be … Continue reading

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Balsamic Glazed Calf’s Liver with Brussel Sprouts

Okay, boudin noir yesterday, calf’s liver today.  Jade and I have to get our favorites out of the way before the squeamish, palate-less side of the family arrives.  It’s not that they don’t like these things when I serve them, … Continue reading

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