Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dashi Braised Paris Mushrooms

I woke up this morning thinking about bento boxes and my Japanese supplies that are in boxes in the garage.  I went out to the garage and to my surprise, my husband had straightened things around and brought out to … Continue reading

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Of Curiosity, Curry, and Coffee Mills

I may lack a palate but my buddy, M. Parret, lacks curiosity; at least when it comes to food.  I must say that he and Madame P eat very well in the old school French way, but balk at new … Continue reading

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Sapporo Beer

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Wagamama Makes Miso Happy!

Well the gas grill is up and working just in time for the gorgeous weather we’re having here in the Bourgogne.   I threw in the Bourgogne because my son’s friend thinks Burgundy sounds funny.  Obviously it’s a language problem. … Continue reading

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Texas Ox Tails with Beans

As I promised, when I found my pressure cooker, I would make my mother’s oxtails.   Voila, my pressure cooker! And voila the oxtails! For years I was deathly afraid of pressure cookers.   This was probably due to my … Continue reading

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Eating French

We were first invited to a meal with the French in Niger, probably about 1984-85.   We had become friends with several French firemen, policemen and their spouses through our horseback riding club.  Quite an adventurous group; they would organize … Continue reading

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Horseradish Sauce

Have you ever bought those prepared horseradish sauces in the supermarket?   I have, and I must tell you , no more!    This sauce is an unctuous blend of horseradish, Dijon mustard, creme fraiche and whipped cream.  Prime rib/steak ready! … Continue reading

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