Monthly Archives: May 2011

Grilled Chicken with Cherry Salsa for Donald

Donald P.  is an old friend of mine.   Meaning that I’ve known him for over 30 years, and he’s old   Poor thing, his doctor told him that he could no longer continue to eat “high on the hog”, … Continue reading

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Capitaine: Nile Perch with Twice Cooked Yams

When my husband was in the Peace Corps, he recalls seeing them pull a Capitaine/Nile perch from the Niger river that was the size of a man!  No more.   The river is not what it used to be and with … Continue reading

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Sauteed Foie Gras sur Brioche with Cherry Sauce

Well it’s the beginning of the cherry season and my thoughts turn to La Madeleine.   It was at this 2 star Michelin restaurant here in Sens, that I had a hot appetizer of sauteed foie gras with cherry sauce.  Patrick … Continue reading

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Soba Noodle Soup

If you have been craving slurp-able Japanese noodle soup,  today is the day!   Boy howdy, this was really good!   I had no idea what I was doing, until I had done it.   I believe it was the soaking … Continue reading

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Strawberry Mousse

Jade’s off from school today so it was a good day to make dessert.   Totally influenced by the market, we decided to go with the strawberries again.   We again chose the Gariguette variety which is handsome, packed with … 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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Deep Fried Salmon with Creole Remoulade

I know this is almost sacrilegious, saying salmon and deep fried in the same sentence but I needed an excuse to fry something with panko again (the oysters were not enough) and to use Dave’s Creole Remoulade sauce.  If you … Continue reading

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