Monthly Archives: August 2011

Jamie Oliver’s Stuffed Rack of Lamb

I had the hardest time understanding Jamie’s instructions for cutting the rack for stuffing: “Cut between the bones and through the eye of the lamb, leaving 1cm of meat still attached at the bottom”.   “Put this mixture(the stuffing) between … Continue reading

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Eating Around: L’Assiette

Jade and I have decided to eat around, since we saw the paper place mat at the Broceliande restaurant https://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/broceliande-restaurant/ that listed all the bars and restaurants in town that were hosting music during the town’s August music festival.  We thought this … Continue reading

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Cuisses de Grenouilles or Light and Crispy Frogs’ Legs

Sometimes eating unfamiliar food is easier in another language, sometimes not.  We had frogs’ legs when we were growing up because my parents were from the South and to them, as to the French, they were delicacies.  I had to … Continue reading

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Mushroom Omelette

I purposely held back 4 mushrooms from the mushroom tarte so that I could make this omelette for breakfast this morning to share with Jade.   Here is the secret to how I became a famous mushroom omelette maker; I … Continue reading

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Mushroom Tarte with Marinated Tomatoes

Today the temperature will be in the 90s here in Sens.  So since I wanted to make a mushroom tarte, which meant oven, I started cooking at 7 this morning, right after walking the dog.  I saw some tomatoes on Greg’s … Continue reading

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French Tartines

French tartines are basically bread, often toasted, with either sweet or salty toppings.  The one that I made tonight for Jade’s light supper consisted of goat cheese mixed with pesto, bacon and brie on sliced peasant bread, toasted in the … Continue reading

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Steamed Shrimp and Pork Dumplings

On a visit to Hong Kong, we ended up somehow off the beaten, tourist track hungry and thirsty.   All the restaurant signs and menus were written in Chinese and we didn’t have word one of the language outside of … Continue reading

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