Monthly Archives: January 2014

Bar aux Crevettes

Mind snatched by the lovely, lightly steamed shrimp at the fish monger, I bought some knowing that they would have to be de-headed, shelled and deveined. I usually buy shrimp deheaded and cleaned and ready to cook, but this time … Continue reading

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Scotch Woodcock with Bonnet

I first heard of and made scotch woodcock from Jamie Oliver’s magazine, faithfully following the unfamiliar recipe. Today I just pleased myself.  And I did have another goose egg 🙂 Scotch Woodcock with Bonnet 1 knob butter 1 scallion, thinly … Continue reading

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The Perfect Goose Egg

Today’s inspiration comes from,  I’ve forgotten who, a blog (give me a shout out) that had pictures of big eggs, duck or goose, I can’t remember.  It was Marcus.  Anyway, they were big and I wanted one.  Before today, I … Continue reading

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Black Angus Steaks with Mushrooms

In keeping with the “vide congelateur”(empty the freezer) movement, bored with the things in the kitchen freezer, I went outside to the freezer in the garage and discovered that my husband had left me a gift from the American Commissary in … Continue reading

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Soy Ginger Sea Bream

This dorade royale, or sea bream, kept reproaching me everytime I opened the freezer. It’s darkened, glacial eye a testimony to it’s “past the due date” freshness and it’s probable dry, tasteless flesh.  Still, it worried me that I had … Continue reading

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Freezer Surprise – Fresh Borlotti Beans with Cured Pork

Fighting total frustration, I looked in the freezer today and found some frozen fresh borlotti beans!  Excitement!  I also saw two pieces of what looked like cured ham/pork( God knows where they came from) and was thereby committed to cooking. … Continue reading

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A Plate of Roasted Pumpkin

Little French pumpkins or potirons are so cute.  Whenever I see them in the market, I just want to buy one to look at.  However, this is a cooking blog and the little pumpkin had to go down!  It’s like … Continue reading

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