Monthly Archives: February 2012

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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Jamie’s Cullen Skink with Mussels

  The new Jamie magazine is billed as the “budget issue”(February 12, Issue 26).  Frugal, go out and buy this, it can’t be that expensive and you are going to love it!  The front cover says, “Packed with brilliant and thrifty ideas … Continue reading

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Duck Breast with Sweet Potato Hash Browns

This was really supposed to be duck breast with a sweet potato rosti, or so the people at BBC said http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/roastduckwithsweetpo_84214. I have to say, it tasted very good but I think they should have included eggs or something else besides corn starch … Continue reading

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Chicken Korma

I’d forgotten about chicken korma until I visited one of my favorite sites Rasamalaysia  http://rasamalaysia.com/chicken-korma/2/.  This is a wonderful Indian recipe and I can’t believe that I didn’t remember it.  So many good things to eat and so little time! I … Continue reading

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English Toffee

I’m not a big sweets eater.  I think it was childhood overload.  My parents always had a lot of parties, and when the guests arrived they would always bring cookies, Hostess cupcakes, Twinkies, candies and soft drinks for us.  I’m … Continue reading

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