Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Day

My husband’s favorite holiday is Thanksgiving Day.  From childhood he  has always loved the annual ritual of stuffing both turkeys and bellies. Quantity was of primary importance; turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, gravy by the bucket and … Continue reading

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Lemon Pepper Chicken “Elbows”

The poultry man in the Waiblingen market cuts the tips from the chicken wings before packaging them to sell.  I always think of little elbows when I see them 🙂 One of the cousins posted a recipe on facebook for … Continue reading

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Smooth Criminal

Every Friday night at 9:05 p.m., Jade arrives at the Stuttgart train station from boarding school in Walbourg, France.  Depending on the traffic, it can take from 20 minutes to 90 minutes to get to the train station in downtown … Continue reading

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Pan Roasted Veal Chops with Tagliatelle

It seems that here in Stuttgart I’m always rescuing sad vegetables from the refrigerator. In fact, while I was preparing the sauce for the tagliatelle, I felt sad myself, which is unusual.  Panicking, I wondered if sadness (the word depression … Continue reading

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Fennel and Cucumber Pickles

I didn’t think much about cooking today.  I knew my husband would want the leftover duck gumbo again so there was nothing to think about.   I did make a lunch of mirliton hash browns with a fried egg sprinkled … Continue reading

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French German Gumbo

In an exchange with Virginia at Our Growing Paynes she mentioned making Louisiana gumbo with duck.  I’d never had duck in my gumbo but it sounded worth trying. It seems as if every second package in the freezer contains duck.  Did … Continue reading

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Shrimp Clemenceau a Ma façon

I like “Loosiana” cuisine and I like the way David Bridges does it!  I first “met” Dave when I stumbled upon his blog entitled Rooter to the Tooter with his delicious, incomparable, innovative take on Louisiana cookery.  His Sweetbread and Crawfish … Continue reading

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Bavarian Pork Ribs

I found a large package of travers de porc (French pork ribs) in my freezer in Sens and brought them back to Germany with me.  The travers de porc  is sort of a bonus cut; 1/2 to 3/4 is rib … Continue reading

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Magret de Canard with Walnut Oregano Dressing

On this last visit to France, I loaded up the cooler with good quality magret duck breasts. In addition, I stopped by Jean Louis’ stall and threw in some superior quality duck breasts from his farm.  A little more expensive, … Continue reading

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Char Siu Glazed Chicken Drumettes

The watch words for today are “easy”, “butter” and “char siu”.   Easy chicken drumettes, baked in butter, glazed with char siu sauce, then sprinkled with wild sesame seeds and Angel hair piment. Can’t – Be – Bothered! Char Siu … Continue reading

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