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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Roasted Rosemary Chicken and Corn on the Cob

It will come as no surprise to you that I’m in both refrigerator and freezer trouble again, only that it’s worse because you will recall that in Sens I had two refrigerators and here I have one apartment size refrigerator.  In … Continue reading

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Tajine Braised Smoked Pork Ribs

Since I retrieved it from Sens, I seem to be using my Emile Henry tajine a lot.  Emile Henry is not paying me, but he should be :)  Maybe I’m using it a lot because it’s great for cold weather foods, has … Continue reading

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Stuffed Sicilian Aubergine

I saw a large, round aubergine at Bohm’s last week and just had to have it.  I’ve seen the miniature purple and white ones before, but this was the first time I’d seen the large variety.  My fruit and vegetable … Continue reading

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