Monthly Archives: November 2012

Dal Makhani

I know I’ve talked a little about my cook Abdoulaye Taonsa from Burkina Faso (Upper Volta).  He initially worked for me in Burkina and after that, each time I came back to West Africa, he would quit whatever job he … Continue reading

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Oven Pork Chops with Thyme Scented Mushrooms

One of my go-to treatments for chicken parts and meat chops is to season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder and dust with flour before baking them in butter.  I like this because when learning to cook, I could never … Continue reading

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Teriyaki Marinated Mystery Fish

At the butcher/traiteur/fishmonger last week, I bought two nice fillets of a different looking fish, maybe a river fish and put them in the freezer.  Unfortunately, I didn’t note the name although the proprietor seemed excited about it and said … Continue reading

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Really Easy Fried Rice

When I got married, one of the first “exotic” dishes I made was fried rice from a Betty Crocker cookbook.   I thought about this because I had a little leftover rice, scallions and ham in the fridge.  This recipe … Continue reading

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Souris d’Agneau Gallois or Frugal’s Surprise

The Fresh Paradise supermarket really does have everything!  Among other imported meats, they have Welsh lamb.  I immediately thought of Frugal  www.frugalfeeding.com and was pleased that I was finally going to see and taste this, according to Frugal, paragon of … Continue reading

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Schweinebauch

In keeping with “vide frigidaire et congelateur” week, I made German pork belly.  I eyeballed this meat in the supermarket and it sort of looked like pork belly, only leaner.  I knew it was pork because of the “schweine” but … Continue reading

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Chaos in the Kitchen

I love cooking!  Especially when I have superior products to work with like the guinea fowl supremes and pak choy of today.  I found both of these items at the Fresh Paradise supermarket; the guinea fowl from France and the … Continue reading

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