Monthly Archives: February 2012

Linguini with Mushrooms, Parmesan and Serrano Ham

This recipe was inspired by my refrigerator and Jamie Oliver.  Yes, I over bought mushrooms again.  I can’t help it, they looked good.  I’ve still got the bizarre comment problem and am waiting for a solution from wordpress support.  Hello!? … Continue reading

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Crispy Veal Sweetbreads with Roquefort Dressing

The first time I worked with sweetbreads I was very nervous but determined to attempt something outside of my area of expertise.  When I made Dave’s Sweetbread Terrine  http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/i-poached-daves-sweetbread-terrine/, I couldn’t get veal sweetbreads so I settled for lamb sweetbreads … Continue reading

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Duck Breast in Red Wine Sauce with Two Mushrooms

Duck breasts were on sale at Leclerc in packs of 3.  I bought 2 packs for the freezer :) I can’t seem to comment on others’ posts.  I can like them but my comments don’t come through.  Does anyone know … Continue reading

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Mussels and Almandes de Mer

Well he’s going back to Southern Sudan, so I thought I’d pull out all stops.  No seafood to be had from the Nile river. And anyway, I’ve been wanting to do something with these clam-like almandes de mer .  We … Continue reading

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Proscuitto Wrapped Pork Loin

We bought our first house about 3 miles down the same road from my husband’s parents’ house in the New York Catskills.  Beautiful house, wooded on about 3 acres, deer and the occasional bear passing through.  We decided not to rent it … Continue reading

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Veal Chops Smothered in Onions and Grilled Peppers

This is a quick and easy dish I put together using one of my stove top tajines.  A skillet with a cover would work as well. Veal Chops Smothered in Onions and Grilled Peppers 4 veal chops Salt and pepper … Continue reading

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Jamie’s Fish, Chips and Mushy Peas

This morning Daisy at Cool Cook Style http://coolcookstyle.com/ informed me that my blog had been featured at What’s Cook In http://www.whatscook.in/articles/what-weve-been-reading-3091/.   Mah-velous!  Thank you Daisy.  Thank you What’s Cook In!  Okay, one more Jamie from the budget issue.  Only 1 pound 19 … Continue reading

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Roasted Pork Belly

I went to the market today to get a 2.5 kilo (about 5 lbs) pork belly so that I could make Jamie’s crispy, budget pork belly(under 2 pounds per serving, Frugal).   But to my dismay, they only had small … Continue reading

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Roasted Fennel, Red Pepper and Onion

This roasted red pepper, fennel and onion casserole with optional bacon makes a satisfying light lunch, especially if you’ve had a large breakfast :) Quick and easy with crisp, tender roasted vegetables, the casserole is also perfect as a side … Continue reading

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Rib Steak and Eggs

Steak and eggs for breakfast reminds me of all night diners in the wee hours of the morning.  They don’t have those in France.  Bummer.  Somebody should open up a breakfast restaurant here, not chain.  Or build a 5 star … Continue reading

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