Monthly Archives: May 2014

Udon Noodles, Pork, Spinach and Quail Eggs

Sometimes you just absolutely need to eat noodles with quail eggs and spinach.  It’s a health thing.  Even if you don’t have the ingredients to make it happen, where there’s a will, there’s a way.  Of course I had all … Continue reading

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Rainy Day People

Over coffee yesterday I was a bit preoccupied trying to puzzle out how I could make chicken tandoori in the oven.  Yes, I know that it should be grilled but with the weather we’re getting this week, I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Foie de Veau aux Lardons et Champignons

Spring has sprung and there are so many good, fresh, vegetables and fruits in the market that I can’t resist buying an inordinate amount.  I’ll probably be in refrigerator trouble if I don’t aggressively cook and invite people over.  That’s … Continue reading

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Plum Sauce Glazed Spareribs

Make the plum sauce.  Get ribs from Jacques or whoever you know 😀  Rub the ribs with salt, pepper, 5 spice powder, then roast in a 425 F oven for 30 minutes.  Lower the temperature to 325 F and continue … Continue reading

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Magret de Canard with Plum Sauce

In our village of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, there is a French style cafe with lots of potential. I believe the owner a) lived a number of years in France, b) is married to a French man,   c) is actually French or … Continue reading

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Groovin’ on a Sunday Afternoon: Chez Guy

No one wanted to cook this Sunday.  We had the barbecue craving because the sun was shining again and the temperature was just right.  Still, wanting to eat barbecue and make barbecue are two different things.  Nothing for it but to go … Continue reading

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Troyes

I could have wept!  Yesterday was Saturday and Tonio, Chantal and I planned to visit M. Parret at his rehabilitation center in Troyes, cruise the town and have lunch.  In anticipation of this, I set my camera on automatic and prepared … Continue reading

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