Tag Archives: herbs

Smelt

Whenever I see tiny fish like whitebait or sardines, I think of the fresh smelt my father used to fry.  I don’t know where he bought them but there was a season and he would come home with large sacks … Continue reading

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Pork Belly Surprise

Knowing that Jacques of Le Litteraire would be closing up and going off for vacation for 2 weeks, I asked him to have the butchers at the slaughter house cut me a few slabs of American ribs like the last … Continue reading

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Herb Roasted New Zealand Lamb

Back to the freezer.  Wondering around the supermarket one day, who knows when, I saw a fantastic sale on New Zealand lamb, grabbed a leg and wedged it into the freezer.  In keeping with “vide congelateur”, I un-wedged it on … Continue reading

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Magret de Canard with Baby Turnips in Butter Sauce

Monday’s farmers’ market was pretty grim.  I think the French ate everything during the holidays; very few vendors and not a lot of choice.  I guess it could just be that it’s winter, but I still think they ate everything … Continue reading

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Mustard, Garlic and Herb Grilled Chicken

The days of fresh herbs from the garden and grilled meats are rapidly coming to a close. It’s cold here in Stuttgart and the herbs and people are feeling it. Today I decided to make use of both the herbs … Continue reading

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Herb Grilled Chicken with Orzo

When modern man no longer had to hunt, nor cultivate, nor worry about where his next apple was coming from, he created pesticides.  This was about the same time that grapefruit started to taste bitter because man had a surfeit … Continue reading

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Chicken Thighs with Herb Roasted Vegetables

I love roasting vegetables because well, they’re so roast-able. There seems to be so much more depth or intensity in the flavor of a roasted vegetable.  Sure the herbs and garlic help but still, I wouldn’t say no to plain … Continue reading

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