Monthly Archives: April 2011

Gypsy Mini Meat Loaves

We are always traveling; packing to go, unpacking on arrival, cobbling together meals.     “Like a band of Gypsies, we go down the highway”.  That Willie Nelson song always runs through my head whenever I’m leaving home. Jade and … Continue reading

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Two Bentos

I found a few bento boxes in the garage and thought I’d pack a couple.   While I was making these, a friend stopped by.  She really thought it was a riot that I was packing a lunch in a … Continue reading

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A French Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado and Reblochon Sandwich

I stumbled upon a site called Quest for 101.   The blogger was eating his way through the New York Magazine’s list of the best sandwiches in New York.  Some of them looked pretty good, like the sloppy joe Vietnamese … Continue reading

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Jade’s Broccoli and Bleu D’Auvergne Flan

Jade is out of school for 2 weeks and thought she would like to work with another kind of French pastry.   Today she chose “pate brisee”, the equivalent of a short crust, to make this scrumptious broccoli, blue cheese flan. Bleu D’Auvergne … Continue reading

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It’s So Wrong! And Cod Fish Marinated in Miso

Whenever I talk to some people about Japanese food they say, “Oh yeah, I just love sushi”! It’s so annoying and it’s so wrong!  Sushi is just one type of Japanese cuisine! In fact, not even the Japanese eat sushi … Continue reading

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Spicy Sesame Chicken

It was all because I saw this plate of sesame chicken on facebook being eaten by my friend, Andrew D.   I wanted some.   Then these really red, red, red peppers caught my eye at Carrefour; what could I … Continue reading

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Sesame Ginger Beef Stir Fry

I meant to make sesame chicken but I got distracted by this steak that I found in the freezer. This was really quick and easy but tasty. I don’t know why some people don’t like vegetables.  They look so bite-able to … Continue reading

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