Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mini Strawberry Trifles

I don’t know if the English version of the Saveurs magazine has the same recipes as the French version, but the June French issue has some delicious recipes.  I’ve never had trifle before and maybe this is not authentic but … Continue reading

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Warm Haddock Salad with Wax Beans and New Potatoes

The new Saveurs June edition has a number of interesting recipes using fresh beans and peas.  Since it’s the season, I’ll be trying several of them. You’ll be dismayed to know that I’m not doing well in the Game of … Continue reading

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Oven Braised Flanken Beef Ribs

It would be dishonest if I didn’t say I wasn’t slightly annoyed that my barbecued flanken ribs http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/beef-ribs-macaroni-and-cheese-memorial-daypentecost/ weren’t perfect.  I hate that!  Yes, they were wolfed down and praised to high heaven but they weren’t the crusty, tender goodness that they … Continue reading

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Sens Marche Brocante 2012

Each year the town of Sens hosts a huge flea market or marche brocante that is set up on the promenade that rings the town.  Of course we never miss it.  There are dishes to buy and skillets to look … Continue reading

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Beef Ribs, Macaroni and Cheese, Memorial Day/Pentecost

This weekend Memorial Day is celebrated in the U.S. and Pentecost in France.  Three day weekend and time for barbecues.  Of course I went to the deep country in Villiers-Louis where my Weber grill has taken up semi-permanent residence. In … Continue reading

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Le Patio: Les Tartines

Le Patio of Sens is a sandwich and salad bar restaurant located in downtown Sens, next to the market.  We visited a while back and tasted their very fresh salads http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/eating-around-le-patio/ and since then, we’ve wanted to go back for the … Continue reading

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Salade Gesiers de Canard

I was in the market this morning to pick up some beef short ribs I had ordered, cut American style.  The butcher was right next to Jean Louis, the foie gras man http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/grilled-mint-yogurt-lamb-chops/ and he had some nice looking duck gizzards … Continue reading

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Pho, Pho, Pho

My favorite thing about pho is the pairing of crunchy vegetable toppings with hot flavorful soup.  This was very good.  Thanks R.S.! Unfortunately, I was unable to find fresh bean sprouts and had to use a jar of mixed Asian … Continue reading

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Stuffed Pork Filet Mignon with Sauteed Spinach and Roasted Sweet Potato

Cruising through the market today looking for thinly sliced sirloin for the Pho http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/what-were-having-pho-lunch-tomorrow/ , Jade and I saw this pork filet mignon, stuffed with bacon and goat’s cheese.  What could we do?  After we purchased the filet, we asked the … Continue reading

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What We’re Having Pho Lunch Tomorrow

There is a fantastic site called Ang Sarap http://angsarap.net/, featuring the cuisine of the Phillipines and Asia, that has become one of my favorites.  Wonderful recipes and gorgeous photography, I almost always, unless it’s cake, want to eat and/or make whatever … Continue reading

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