Monthly Archives: January 2012

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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Moules Mediterranee

Before we found the townhouse here in Sens we were house hunting in Brittany.  We booked a hotel in the walled city of St. Malo for 2 weeks, thinking that we would also take in the regional sights, vacationing a … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Rice Pudding with Pear Compote

If we had leftover rice, my mom would often make rice pudding with it.   No raisins, but plenty of butter and vanilla. I added a little chopped white chocolate and topped the rice pudding with whipped cream and a … Continue reading

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Cabillaud and Cauliflower Parmentier

As you might recall, cabillaud is cod and in February’s French issue of Saveurs magazine I found a fantastic recipe for a gratin of cod and cauliflower.  I don’t know whether the English version is the same but it’s worth … Continue reading

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Curried Lamb Leg with Roasted Vegetables

There was a sale on New Zealand lamb legs at Carrefour.   There was a lot of meat on sale after the holidays and it looks as if I’m in freezer trouble again.  Freezers are also on sale and I’m … Continue reading

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Fried Fish Cheeks with Mango Salsa

Oh my god!   Does this look like a summer meal?   Good.  Not my fault, the ingredients were in the market.  Succulent monk fish cheeks, mangos and red onions.  Lunch-able.  Turn up the thermostat and pretend. I don’t really … Continue reading

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Potato Cakes with Salmon

This recipe is from the month of April on Jamie’s calendar.  Since I had both left over mashed potatoes and salmon, I didn’t see any need to wait.  My mom used to make potato cakes for breakfast from leftovers from … Continue reading

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