Monthly Archives: January 2012

Hoisin Roasted Pork Steaks

Before I get to the tender, juicy hoisin roasted pork steaks, I have something to say. Wouldn’t the world be as dull as dirt if everyone looked alike, talked alike and thought alike?   Vive la difference, I say.  Especially … Continue reading

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Citrus Glazed Duck Fillets

This glaze was created around Rose’s lemon-lime marmalade because I’ve wanted to do something with the marmalade since I discovered it at the Intermarche.  The Intermarche has the best stocked foreign food section in town, including many products from Britain, … Continue reading

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Oven Barbecued Chicken with Tagliatelle Carbonara

This started out with me wanting to make some American barbecue sauce for Jacques and turned into lunch with a Jamie-like carbonara.  What are you going to do?  Last week, I saw a recipe on a French site that was inspired … Continue reading

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Japanese Shrimp Noodle Bowl

I woke up this morning thinking about my overloaded freezer but when I looked inside, I just couldn’t think.  I had two lone chicken thighs that kept calling attention to themselves and a pound of shrimp that I’ve been eyeing for … Continue reading

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Petit Sale with Blond Lentils

Petit sale with lentils is a typically French dish made with sausages and cured pork meat.  If I had not looked it up, I would have said it’s origin was in the Alsace region of France.  You know, proximity to … Continue reading

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Roasted Pork Sandwich with “Bottom of the Pan” Relish

A photographer, Myles New, posted a recipe in this month’s Jamie magazine for roasted pork sandwiches.  Looked good.   I had a small(916 grams) rolled pork loin roast in the freezer that I got on sale at Carrefour for 3 … Continue reading

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Foie de Veau with Mustard Cream Sauce

It’s liver time!   Jade will be so pleased when she gets home from school!  I decided to make a mustard sauce to go with the calf’s liver, although we would probably have been just as satisfied with some sauteed onions … Continue reading

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Mirliton a la Creole

Mirliton or chayote is a wonderful, mild flavored squash that I was first introduced to in Haiti.  Steamed, stuffed or mixed with spicy shrimp, mirliton is a vegetable that appeals to  most.  Or should.  Versatile, it can be eaten alone … Continue reading

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Confit de Poulet aux Fruits Secs

My inspiration for today’s dinner comes from the website, Elle a Table  http://cuisine.elle.fr/Elle-a-Table/Recettes-de-cuisine/Confit-de-poulet-aux-fruits-secs-833698 and it’s a good one.  With the spices and dried fruit, it has a Moroccan-like flavor.  Good thing I was in tajine mode today.   So easy and … Continue reading

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Cooking in Sens “Unplugged”

I’m only doing this for you Frugal http://frugalfeeding.wordpress.com/.  I don’t like to participate in these kinds of interviews/sharings.  However, since you mentioned, I think twice, that you know nothing about me.  Here goes. I was born in Texas, raised in California … Continue reading

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