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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