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Reincarnation

Mope or blog?  No contest.  I tried moping for a while; wearing drab clothing, washing dishes that could have gone into the dishwasher, nearly forgetting our 37th wedding anniversary, reading Jane Austen for the nth time, cooking and eating mechanically.  I … 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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Grilled Trout Groseilles and Thyme

One of my readers mentioned using a fish cage when grilling, which reminded me that I had one.  I had to find it first, then clean off the cobwebs but I’m glad I did. This was the first time I … Continue reading

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Roasted Duck Legs with Wine Sauce, Shallots and Celeriac

What I wanted to serve with the duck legs was yams but I neglected to go to the market yesterday.   Luckily, I found this moon rock-looking celeriac in the Carrefour City and since I like celeriac, I was good … Continue reading

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Veal Kidneys Parmentier with Port and Mushrooms

Where would French cuisine be today without the influence of Antoine-Augustin Parmentier?   Probably potato-less and less imaginative.   There are a plethora of dishes in France prepared “Parmentier”;  boudin, cabillaud, shrimp, ground beef, ground pork, sausages, etc.   Thanks … Continue reading

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Thyme for Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

Wednesday market. I think that root vegetables are some of the least attractive vegetables, in a sort of “evil lurks this way” manner. It doesn’t help that the market people like to display them with that “just picked” look with … Continue reading

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Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Fennel and Apricots

I found this recipe at the “real simple” website, however it was so simple, I decided to complicate it :)   For instance, I think the bacon wrapped tenderloin should be browned separately, removed from the pan and replaced after … Continue reading

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