Monthly Archives: January 2013

Roasted Asian Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potatoes

I had 3 Welsh lamb shanks in the freezer and took my inspiration from this wonderful recipe at BBC’s Good Food http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/67613/vietnamese-lamb-shanks-with-sweet-potatoes. I chose to roast this in one of my tajines with cover and adjusted a few of the ingredients … Continue reading

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Spanish Chorizo Omelette with Irregular Mushrooms

Mexican chorizo has been on my mind lately and I was wishing for some when I saw this great recipe for home made Mexican chorizo from Case of the Munchies http://caseofthemunchies.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/chorizo-tacosenchiladas/ Still, you have to “love the one you’re with”, … Continue reading

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Salmon Sunday

This morning at 6 o’clock my husband took off to the States for a week and Jade went back to school at 5 this afternoon.  Me and the kitties, home alone.  Still, I made a nice lunch for Jade of … Continue reading

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Lamb Chops with Herbs and Balsamic Sauce

These are French lamb chops that I found in my freezer in Sens over the holidays.  Yay! Quick and easy, just sprinkle with dried herbs, brown, make a balsamic reduction and serve with bacon, sauteed chard. Lamb Chops with Herbs … Continue reading

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Spinach, Bacon, Mushroom and Brie Omelette.

I know that I made a salad yesterday http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/spinach-bacon-egg-and-mushroom-salad/ with almost the same ingredients, but I have a lot of spinach, mushrooms and, honestly, a lot of vegetables that I bought greedily at the farmers’ market on Saturday. Mad Dog at http://maddogtvdinners.wordpress.com/ inadvertently gave … Continue reading

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Spinach, Bacon, Egg and Mushroom Salad

I woke up this morning craving spinach salad.  I haven’t had that for a long time and I just love it when I think of something I’d like to eat and all the ingredients are in the fridge.  It’s serendipic … Continue reading

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Japanese BBQ Turkey Thighs with Stir-Fried Turnips

My husband came home the other day with some French turkey thighs that he says he found at the American commissary.  Because he’s such a good husband and usually eats as he’s told (unless it’s l.i.v.e.r.) and it was apparent … Continue reading

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Ocean Fish with Chard and Leeks

The good news is that I found a fishmonger, a butcher and the open market in the historic town center of Waiblingen, about 5 minutes from our house.  The bad news is that I haven’t yet learned to copy down … Continue reading

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Balsamic Gansebrust with Courgettes

I went over to Kaufland supermarket on Saturday specifically to buy some of those cute goose legs http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/roasted-goose-sandwich-with-bottom-of-the-pan-relish/.  They were all gone! In their place was a bin full of frozen goose breasts or gansebrusts.  Why not?  I hadn’t used my … Continue reading

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The Christmas Market Nougat 2010

Cleaning out my draft posts, I found this unpublished post, drafted in 2010.   I loved watching this very friendly man in the market cutting an enormous nougat.  You definitely needed muscle for this job.

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