Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Right to Bear Arms

Roger’s going to love this :D. My husband’s uncle was an officer who served under George Patton’s command in WWII. At the end of the war, he brought home his Colt 45 automatic officer’s pistol and, as a gesture of … Continue reading

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Fresh Borlotti Beans

What a pleasant surprise to find fresh borlotti beans in the farmers’ market!  These were from Italy; they aren’t be harvested yet in our region.  I love their firm exteriors and creamy interiors!  Inspiration for this recipe comes from Sweet … Continue reading

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Bastille Day: Jamie’s Chicken and Vine Tomatoes

Jamie’s issue 39, June 2013 could keep me cooking all summer.  However, this is the last one I’m making for a while.  In this recipe, Jamie insists that the tomatoes be cooked on the vine.  Why?  I don’t know.  He’s … Continue reading

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Grazing

While we were at the machine getting money, we saw M. Parret and continued on to the cafe for a coffee.  Tomorrow, the 14th, is Bastille Day, the National Day of France.  We’re both cooking and eating together, so we … Continue reading

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Doing Jamie: Gennaro Contaldo’s Italian Rack of Lamb

I like it when Jamie Oliver features chefs that influence and inspire him in his magazine. I’ve tried recipes from his guest chefs before, for instance, Miles New’s roasted pork sandwiches with bottom of the pan relish https://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/roasted-pork-sandwich-with-bottom-of-the-pan-relish/with fantastic results. … Continue reading

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Pappardelle with Beef Fillet

My Saveurs and Jamie Oliver magazines are mailed to France and I miss them when I’m in Stuttgart.  In addition, I don’t read or speak German, so the bookstores that I love are off limits when I’m there.  If it … Continue reading

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Spicy Aubergine with Green Beans and Peppers

Since I saw M. Parret cook some fresh green beans from his garden until they were gray, I’ve been obsessing on bright, correctly cooked vegetables.  Of course I had to say something and the truth was that he had just … Continue reading

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