Monthly Archives: February 2012

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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Tagliatelle, Pancetta, Tomatoes and Ricotta

Cruising the net, I saw a recipe for pasta http://www.paperblog.fr/3277615/pappardelle-sauce-tomate-et-ricotta-jambon-cru-roquette/that used something called caviar of tomatoes and garlic.  Intrigued, I bought some from the supermarket for future scrutiny. Today, with no firm plans but having fresh tagliatelle and an outrageous … Continue reading

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A Little Breakfast: Quail Eggs on Toast

Not very hungry this morning but feeling playful, I thought I would have a little breakfast.  I had some quail eggs and a little pork roast that I got from the traiteur, about the size of a ham hock. The … Continue reading

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Pappardelle with Roquette and Walnut Pesto

I love it that you can buy fresh pasta from the supermarket.  In the 70s when I was in Les Cayes, Haiti, the only way I could have lasagna noodles was to make them, and all I had was a … Continue reading

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Chard and Leek Stuffed Sole with Lemon Sauce

My fishmonger filleted two nice sole for me.  He tried to suggest how I should cook them,  but I’ve eaten at his restaurant. I thought of stuffing the sole with spinach but how hum drum.  Chard is plentiful in the … Continue reading

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Poached Egg, Mushrooms, Peppers and Navajo Bread

Knowing what I was going to have for breakfast today, I remove a piece of Navajo flatbread from the freezer http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/navajo-venison-stew-and-flatbread/ last night.  The leftover peppers and mushrooms from yesterday http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/mushroom-and-pepper-stir-fry/, realizing that it was goodnight but not goodbye, murmured a tired “see … Continue reading

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Mushroom and Pepper Stir-Fry

I have a tendency to over shop as I did on that very cold Friday last week.  The yellow and red bell peppers looked fantastic, as did the mushrooms, so I bought a lot.  Too many, some might say.  Oh … Continue reading

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