Monthly Archives: April 2012

Panna Cotta with Strawberry Coulis

Tomorrow I’ve invited a few people over for lunch and thought I’d get a head start on the strawberry panna cotta.  The white chocolate base is perfect with this fresh, gariguette strawberry coulis.  My kind of dessert; easy and do … Continue reading

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Rachel Khoo’s Omelette Souffle with Basque Piperade

If you have ever questioned that old adage (which I have) “You get what you pay for”, here’s living proof that that is SO wrong!  At least some of the time.  I’m talking about my new Le Creuset skillet and Frugal’s … Continue reading

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Muffuletta Sandwich: The Original Manwich

I baked.  What was I thinking of?  One minute I’m chatting with fellow blogger, Kay http://myhomecookedmeals.blogspot.fr/ about the olive salad for muffuletta sandwiches and the next, I’m on my way to buy bread flour.  Mind snatched again!  This has got to … Continue reading

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Central Grocery Olive Salad

For over a year now, Jade has been asking me to make muffuletta sandwiches again.  The muffuletta and olive salad was made famous in America by the Central Grocery, located in the heart of New Orleans. The sandwich takes it’s … Continue reading

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Warm Potato and Apple Salad with Boudin Noir

Artisanal boudin noir, black pudding or blood sausage, whatever you call it, in whatever country, is true gourmet dining!  I know that Chef Dave http://www.therootertothetooter.com/ would agree with me. I’m a Rachel Khoo wanna be.  Her new cookbook, “The Little Paris … Continue reading

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Duck Breast with Mango Sauce

Since meeting Jean-Louis, I’ve been thinking of duck products with cherry or mango sauce.  Today I defrosted a duck breast and cobbled together this mango glaze sauce. Duck Breast with Mango Sauce 1 mango, pureed 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 … Continue reading

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Deep Fried Sardines

Lately, I’m been going all nostalgic for fried smelts.  My Dad would buy huge bags of these tasty babies and fry enough of them to satisfy everyone.  Although my Mom was the primary cook in the family, my father was … Continue reading

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