Monthly Archives: November 2014

It Was The Day Before Thanksgiving…..

  Honesdale, Pennsylvania, November 26, 2014.  I knew that Pennsylvania winters would be snowy but it’s not winter yet.  Or maybe it is in Pennsylvania.  Christmas decorations are already up and snow plows are ubiquitous.  Jesus, Mary and Joseph 😀

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Grilled Corned Beef Brisket

  My husband, hungering for corned beef and cabbage like his mother used to make, popped a corned beef brisket in the shopping cart that I hurled into the freezer when we got home. It’s no where near St. Patrick’s Day … Continue reading

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Hello Gumbo!

We’ve never used our downstairs bathroom because it has always been unusable. Not just dirty but originally constructed, decades ago, with poor, cheap materials not meant to last more than a couple of years.  And they didn’t. Today Steve DeVeau, French-Canadian … Continue reading

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Roquette Pesto Fettuccine with Normal Duck Breast

So, so glad to have found the Hudson Valley duck farm!  Cooking with familiar, quality products makes for an enthusiastic, creative and happy time in the kitchen 🙂 What I really wanted for this pasta dish was fresh pappardelle, but … Continue reading

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Smoked Pork Neck Bone and Barley Soup

We’ve already had our first snow and Thanksgiving is still almost 2 weeks away!  It’s cold. It’s so cold that dog walking is only fun for the dog who is an Irish Terrier and therefore innately insane.  We were so cold … Continue reading

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Butter Baked Chicken Thighs with Sauteed Red Cabbage

I always make butter baked chicken thighs because they are good and everyone is always pleased:  Salt, pepper, dust with flour, 1 tbsp butter melted in a roasting pan, bake skin side down for 25 minutes in a 425 F oven, … Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomatoes and Country Style Ribs

After over 3 months of searching, my husband finally found the legs to my work desk in the linen closet carton.  We had both given them up as lost/left behind.  Now I’m hoping to organize my office with a photography … Continue reading

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Foie Gras, Magret and Duck Legs Sorted

My husband and I were discussing the ban on foie gras in California and wondered if it was banned in other States.  What California actually banned was the gavage or force feeding of birds.  I don’t believe that you can … Continue reading

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Rolled Rack of Lamb Roast

Thinking to give American lamb another try because I like lamb and American lamb is all that’s available, I went to the German butcher and purchased a pretty little rolled, boneless rack roast. I gave it the usual olive oil, herbs and … Continue reading

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