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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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Rosemary Roasted Chicken and Fresh Petit Pois Lardons

Today is French Mother’s Day and they are offering free rosebuds to mothers at a number of the businesses that are open today.  Interestingly, on this Sunday, the jewelry shop is open, as are the chocolate and flower shops.  No … 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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Tagliatelle with Bacon and Peas

The “Game of Freezers” continues with this wonderful pasta made from frozen fresh tagliatelle, frozen peas and frozen bacon.  Still working on the freezer in the North(the house) and looking forward to the time I can press on to the … Continue reading

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Fish Tournedos with Spring Vegetables

Still doing this month’s issue of Saveur, I decided to attempt a fiddly recipe of fish tournedos with spring vegetables.  If you can’t be bothered, I understand, just look at the pictures and imagine the taste :) I used a … Continue reading

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Foie de Veau with Canada Apples, Bacon and Onions

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, I have no idea what a “cooking apple” is, except for maybe Granny Smiths.  I don’t feel bad about this but I decided to vaguely inform myself by asking at the market fruit stand.  The … Continue reading

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Traditional Oeufs en Meurette from Burgundy

Wine poached eggs in a nest of mushrooms and bacon on toast.  De-ca-dent, Frugal, de-ca-dent :)  I admit, I almost balked at the full two bottles of red wine needed for this recipe.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have any vin de table in … Continue reading

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Bacon, Spinach and Feta Frittata

I was really excited about my version of the frittata that I saw over at the Irish Food Board(Bord Bia)http://www.bordbia.ie/aboutfood/recipes/eggs/pages/italianfrittata.aspx until I saw Roger Stowell’s blog post today http://stowell.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/bring-back-the-birch/.  Here I am “cooking cute” and taking pictures of omelettes, while he’s over … Continue reading

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Glazed Veal Chops with Bacon and Celery Potato Mash

Carnivore that I am, I like the sound of the word “chop”; lamb, pork or veal, you just know it’s going to be substantial and satisfying.  Bacon is another good word. This glaze is from Jamie Oliver’s America cookbook.  I used … Continue reading

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Glazed Chicken with Bacon

I first made this plate with quail http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/glazed-quail-and-potato-turnip-puree/ but since there were no quail in the freezer, and it’s strictly verboten to buy anything before I’ve used what I already have, chicken thighs it was. Of course the chicken thighs require … Continue reading

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