Monthly Archives: September 2013

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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Ribs in the Literal Sense

First things first.  As an amateur food photographer, when I move between Stuttgart and Sens, it takes me a while to find the good light, that is, light that makes food attractive.  As Roger Stowell’s  past and future pupil, I … Continue reading

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Braised Cornish Game Hen

Yesterday my husband brought some Cornish game hens home from the commissary. Oops!  Couldn’t be bothered.  I quartered a Cornish game hen, browned it and braised it with cabbage, because I had cabbage.  It was surprisingly good for so little … Continue reading

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“Demonic Tots”

Yesterday my husband asked for a dinner with the “spinach” burgers I used to make in Senegal.  After searching most of the day, I finally found the recipe card in my Fanny Farmer cookbook that is miraculously here in Stuttgart. … Continue reading

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Reincarnation

Mope or blog?  No contest.  I tried moping for a while; wearing drab clothing, washing dishes that could have gone into the dishwasher, nearly forgetting our 37th wedding anniversary, reading Jane Austen for the nth time, cooking and eating mechanically.  I … Continue reading

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