Monthly Archives: January 2012

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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Otoshibuta Chicken Soup

I made this soup a while ago with turkey and a homemade otoshibuta or Japanese drop lid http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/japanese-style-turkey-simmered-with-carrots-and-turnips/. Since then, I found a wooden otoshibuta in a shop in Paris, had thawed chicken breasts and was ready to make this recipe … Continue reading

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Salmon and Spinach Torte

This recipe comes from this month’s issue of French Saveurs.  They do a number of tortes using different pastries.  I like both salmon and spinach so of course I tried this one first. That’s a little star I cut for … Continue reading

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Chilli Cheese Eggs

My husband is going to read the title of this post and think, “Oh boy, chili cheese eggs!” and will be disappointed when he looks at the picture.  My usual chili cheese eggs are made with leftover chili(the stew) and is … Continue reading

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Navajo Venison Stew and Flatbread

M. Parret gave me a shoulder of chevreuil or roe deer that he received from one of his hunting buddies.  It was smaller than the boar shoulder and for that I was grateful, but stilled puzzled as to how I … Continue reading

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