I remember when Carole King’s Tapestry album came out. Everyone knew all the words because everyone had the album, and it was constantly playing at your house and your friends’ houses for months until we all decided to move on. But it was, and still is, an excellent album.
Jade and I went home again to get a few things, drink coffee, see the Parrets, shop and cook in France. We took the train down and my husband came to pick us up in a big rental car to carry everything back.
The first thing we did was go for coffee at Jacques’. One of his helpers was dressed as a witch for the children who were coming by for Trick or Treat. Halloween seems to have been adopted by the French and Germans. Next thing you know, they’ll get into Thanksgiving :)
The coffee was normal and that was good. I had two. Jade had a hot chocolate with a generous serving of whipped cream.
We were so excited about going to the market on Friday! I’ve found the supermarkets here in Stuttgart but haven’t yet found a good butcher, fishmonger or a supplier for rabbits and poultry. I decided to make rabbit first. In a tajine, with a southern style gravy ;)
After this photo session I went to the internet and ordered a Manfrotto tripod for Jade. She can have something else for Christmas. I don’t know how she took pictures with the really crappy one I bought for her!
Smothered Rabbit Tajine
6 rabbit legs, seasoned with salt and pepper and dusted with flour
4 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, cut in half and sliced
4 garlic cloves, slivered
4 tbsp flour
4 cups chicken broth
Salt and pepper
Brown the rabbit legs in the oil in a tajine, remove and set aside. Add the onions and garlic to the tajine and cook until the onions are soft. Add the flour and cook, stirring until the flour is brown. Gradually add the chicken broth, salt and pepper and stir cooking until well blended. Return the legs to the tajine, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour until the legs are tender.
Serve with mashed potatoes and steamed romanesco.
Wine suggestion: Macon Village