Monthly Archives: September 2013

My Husband’s Lunch

As you might know, I absolutely adore the blog My Dad’s Lunch, a playful look at mid-day dining and nutrition. Everyday I make my husband a bento box to take to work using a combination of leftovers and items made … Continue reading

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Herb Grilled Chicken with Orzo

When modern man no longer had to hunt, nor cultivate, nor worry about where his next apple was coming from, he created pesticides.  This was about the same time that grapefruit started to taste bitter because man had a surfeit … Continue reading

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Poached Egg Topped Foie Gras with Piperade

Today I decided to cook myself an elegant lunch.  Not because of The Dog’s lightly veiled sneers about my lack of enthusiasm for cooking and eating solitaire, but because, sleepless in Stuttgart,  I thought of foie gras poêle and it’s melting, … Continue reading

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Barbecued Turkey Salad

Last week, at some point, I barbecued some small turkey legs and this morning I found a leg and a half in a tupperware container.  My first impulse was to grab the half leg and take it upstairs to munch … Continue reading

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Stuttgart Solitaire or Home Alone

I have never been a solitary drinker nor, for that matter, a solitary eater.  If there is no one to share a glass of wine with, I rarely drink wine.  My husband says, I think unfairly, that I just like … Continue reading

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Scallops, Spinach and Mushrooms

Our daughter Jade is crazy for sea scallops.  Whenever we’re in a restaurant she immediately turns to the seafood section in the menu, hoping for scallops.  I decided to make some for her back-to-school lunch today since my husband has … Continue reading

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Chicken Thighs with Herb Roasted Vegetables

I love roasting vegetables because well, they’re so roast-able. There seems to be so much more depth or intensity in the flavor of a roasted vegetable.  Sure the herbs and garlic help but still, I wouldn’t say no to plain … Continue reading

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A Salmon Fix

We don’t eat salmon as often here as we used to in Sens, nor surprisingly, as much as we did in Senegal.  I don’t get over to Fresh Paradise, my go to store in Stuttgart with the great fishmonger, as … Continue reading

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Wake Me Up!

I was seriously dragging this morning; not wanting to get up or, for that matter, to stay in bed.  Thank God Chantal called me from Sens.  Her husband Antonio is having a birthday celebration on October 5th and wanted to … Continue reading

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Pork Loin Envy

Inspiration for this recipe comes from Virginia over at Our Growing Paynes who made a gorgeous looking pork loin, coating it with garlic mustard, red wine vinegar and olive oil.  I liked the sound of that and I just happened to … Continue reading

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