Monthly Archives: April 2012

Smoked and Spicy Travers du Porc with Coleslaw

I cleaned out the refrigerators yesterday and had to admit that I was in freezer trouble again.  Whenever I say freezer trouble, I think about one of this family’s favorite books, “Grandmaster” http://www.amazon.com/Grandmaster-Penzler-Presents-Warren-Murphy/dp/0765311631/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1335769343&sr=8-2.  It is a novel about a chess … Continue reading

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Fish Tournedos with Spring Vegetables

Still doing this month’s issue of Saveur, I decided to attempt a fiddly recipe of fish tournedos with spring vegetables.  If you can’t be bothered, I understand, just look at the pictures and imagine the taste :) I used a … Continue reading

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Lemon Chicken with Herbs

I found this marvelous recipe in this month’s French Saveur magazine.  Lots of good things inside this issue that I would like to cook.  I did object to a few things in the recipe involving ingredients (Hello!  Garlic, people!) and … Continue reading

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Wild Mediterranean Oysters with Lime Mayonnaise

Last night I had a hard time getting to sleep.  Something kept saying, “Hello! Fish!”  I think my body was rebelling against the hearty, meaty diet I sustained in Alsace.  In any case, it was a day to make a visit to … Continue reading

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Alsace: Taking the Zen Train

Jesus, Mary, Joseph and all the Saints!  I erased about 300 photos of the Alsace trip from my memory card.  I don’t know how I got them back but they’re back.  Must have been all that prayer. After 3o odd … Continue reading

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No New Thing Under The Sun

“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”  King James Bible. Jade and I had an interesting conversation about originality in cooking.  She seemed to … Continue reading

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Foie de Veau with Canada Apples, Bacon and Onions

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, I have no idea what a “cooking apple” is, except for maybe Granny Smiths.  I don’t feel bad about this but I decided to vaguely inform myself by asking at the market fruit stand.  The … Continue reading

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Lumpiang Hubad

Well Jade’s back from her class trip to London and I’m back to blogging.  I really didn’t feel like food blogging meals for one, so I took the opportunity to find my voice for the cookbook I’m writing.  Mission accomplished! … Continue reading

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M. Parret Does Rabbit

Unfortunately, our neighbor Mme Parret has had an uncomfortable year as far as her health is concerned which has interfered with her ability to make those marvelous, daily, multicourse lunches that she is famous for.  Unwilling to totally give up … Continue reading

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Honey Mustard Roasted Duck Legs with Pears

I saw one of my older posts on another site, maybe pinterest?  Anyway, it was honey mustard chicken with sweet potatoes http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/honey-mustard-chicken-and-sweet-potatoes/ and I thought it was high time for some honey mustard something!  I didn’t have chicken or sweet potatoes, but … Continue reading

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