Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sometimes I’m Very Hungry

I was going to fry an egg for the top but I couldn’t wait. Steak, Mushrooms and Onions 1/2 onion, sliced 2 tbsp butter 1/2 lb mushrooms 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme 1 rib steak, seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic … Continue reading

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Grilled Basil Chicken with Spinach Risoni

Yesterday I sent my husband a whining e-mail about not having a grill, so he went over to the commissary/PX and bought one, then spent most of the night putting it together.  Nice man.  Harpy wife.  Opposites attract :D Frugal’s … Continue reading

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Real Beef American Ribs

What concerns me most about the beef mixed with horse meat controversy is not that people were eating horse meat, the French do it all the time and it’s expensive!  It’s the mislabeling of the products, taking away the public’s … Continue reading

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Soupe a la Bretonne

This morning I was looking at Greg’s blog on Crawfish Boil Soup http://rufusguide.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/crawfish-boil-soup/ and thought soup sounded good!  I had some beautiful dos de cabillaud (cod fillet) and shrimp in the freezer, various odds and ends in the refrigerator that I thought … Continue reading

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R.S.’s Crispy Pata – Part 3

Hysterics aside, I deep fried R.S.’s crispy pata.  http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/doing-r-s-s-crispy-pata-part-2/.  It was no worse than frying a fatty, skin on chicken.  However, you do need to fry with a cover because the skin “burps”. Coming to my senses, I decided to … Continue reading

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Doing R.S.’s Crispy Pata – Part 2

Take the curing pot from the refrigerator http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/doing-r-s-s-crispy-pata-part-1/, place on the stove top, bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour.  Remove the shanks from the liquid, allow to cool, then place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours … Continue reading

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Cooking with Jade

Cheddar Cheese Eggs – Place some butter sauteed spinach in the bottom of a ramekin, then cover with 1/2 cup tomato sauce.  Break two eggs into the sauce, poke the yolks once with a toothpick, then sprinkle on some grated … Continue reading

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Doing R.S.’s Crispy Pata – Part 1

A while back, I saw a delicious, fried pork shank at R.S.’s site Ang Sarap http://angsarap.net/2013/02/05/crispy-pata/ and hoped that one day I could try it.  Today’s the day.  I had some amazing, German pork shanks that I found at Fresh Paradise … Continue reading

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Magret de Canard aux Figues

Back in the day when children ate as they were told (“What, you don’t like prunes?!  Here’s two more and I’d better see a smile on your face!”), my grandmother had a fig tree. She loved figs!  I would dread … Continue reading

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Spicy Aubergine with Beef and Sprout Stir Fry

Jade and I were both craving Asian food.  I was wishing for spicy Asian aubergine like we had at the REAL Chinese restaurant downtown http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/chinese-sunday/. And Jade craved the crunch of fresh bean sprouts in a beef stir fry.  These … Continue reading

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