Monthly Archives: November 2011

Ham and Eggs

When I was about 9 years old, I remember visiting my father’s relatives on their farm near Williamsburg, Virginia.  The two things that really impressed me about these Virginians were their welcome fish fry with homemade ice cream and their … Continue reading

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Crispy, Twice Cooked Duck

I found the inspiration for this meal on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCkX6rFYROE.   Sounded like a great way to use the 4 enormous duck legs in the freezer. I liked the idea of marinating then roasting the duck before deep frying. To accompany … Continue reading

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Pork Chops with Fennel and Cabbage

Jacques, the ex-butcher and I are going to have a taste off when my sanglier is ready.  He will be making a dry cured ham, French style.   I think he’ll be surprised with the flavor and texture of the … Continue reading

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Marcus Bawdon Does Chili

Excited and sleepless in the wee hours of the morning because our son is going to make it to France for Christmas, I was lying in the bed, cruising the internet on my Ipad 2. Country Wood Smoke, a blog … Continue reading

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Ham, Swiss and Sauerkraut Panini

So crispy on the outside!  So rich and melting on the inside!   Roger, you’ve got to get a panini press.   Under the broiler is not the same. Spread two pieces of bread with coarse grain mustard, then layer … Continue reading

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Lamb and Cabbage Soup

Well yes, I did have a little over a pound, maybe a pound and a half of lamb lamb pieces in the freezer.   I also had some cabbage, carrots, celery and leeks not quite moribund but easing in that direction. … Continue reading

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Scrambled Eggs and Smoked Salmon a la Jamie

Smoked salmon and cocktail blinis were among some of the wonderful items that are choking my freezers.  Taking my inspiration from Jamie Oliver http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/search/scrambled%20eggs%20recipe. I scrambled the eggs in butter and draped them with the smoked salmon, creme fraiche and chives. … Continue reading

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