Monthly Archives: June 2011

Double “Egg” Benedict with Tomato Pesto

Once in Niger, we hosted a small brunch for friends.  The brunch included Eggs Benedict on top of breaded eggplant rounds(English muffins were not available) with hollandaise and tomato pesto sauces, homemade breakfast sausage links, fruit salad and mimosas.   … Continue reading

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Pork Chops and Traditional Ratatouille

I was discussing ratatouille the other day with a neighbor and she definitely had her ideas about what ratatouille was and wasn’t.   Sort of like me with potato salad. Interested, I betook myself to my French cookbooks and google.fr. … Continue reading

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Steak and Kidney Salad

Jade has been mentioning the steak and kidney pies I made in March: https://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/steak-and-kidney-pie/, not because she wanted the pies again but she really liked the taste of the steak and kidney fried, before I put it into the sauce.  So … Continue reading

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Almost Father’s Day Barbecue

Well, dear old Dad has to be in Washington, D.C. on Monday and as he had to travel on Sunday, we celebrated Father’s Day on Saturday with barbecued lamb ribs, seasoned veal cutlets, Japanese potato salad, and beans. The ribs … Continue reading

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Hotel du Nord, Paris and Sens, Burgundy

Have I mentioned that I love going to Paris?  Number one, our son is there.  Number two, it’s Paris.  Paris has everything; shopping, architecture, food, people, art and wine. It’s fun. Gastronomic And just plain interesting.  Take the Hotel du … Continue reading

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Spiral Cut Glazed Ham and Tartiflette

Spiral cut ham.  What’s not to love?   My husband brought this from our freezer in Senegal.  He carried this in his suitcase from Washington, D.C. to Senegal and, when he packed out, to France.   None the worse for … Continue reading

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Of Cherry Mousse and Pie

I grew up eating Bing cherries in California.  Because they are grown there, my father could buy a case of picked, juicy cherries straight from the orchard for about two dollars.  Talk about orgies, we would eat and eat and … Continue reading

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