Monthly Archives: October 2017

Bavarian Duck Breast with Cabbage

This is interesting.  The common duck bred for food in the U.S. is the Pekin (Long Island) duck and the breed of choice in Europe is the Muscovy (Barbery) duck.  The Hudson Valley Duck Farm in Ferndale, New York has … Continue reading

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Beef Noodle Bowl with Sweet Potatoes

While at Pete’s Market in Narrowsburg, New York, draining our retirement pension to buy oxtails, I saw some good deals on round steaks that were ready to, or had frankly gone round the bend.  The price was good and there … Continue reading

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Peach Cobbler

My husband, in general, is a good man.  Anyway, for 41 years he’s been a good friend, husband and companion.  He doesn’t talk much but has the grace and patience to look interested when I’m talking 🙂  He has sent … Continue reading

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Braised Oxtails

Did you know that oxtail (cow tail) is $5.99/lb?  I mean, you can buy steak at that price.  It’s true that in France the French have always valued the oxtail as a quality source of meat but here in the … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Chicken with Turnips and Spinach

It was 28 F(-2 C) this morning and our first frost of the season.  I’d better get the winter clothes out of the attic and shake out my gloves.   They predict that we still have a few more days of … Continue reading

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Veal Chops with Sage Mustard Sauce

  It’s been a very good year for our herb garden, even the stubborn, gangster basil looks good!  We’ve got fennel fronds, parsley, weed like oregano, rosemary and two varieties of sage that are almost bushes.  Autumn is a good … Continue reading

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His Tree, His Pie

Think of the 41 years of deprivation my husband has endured because he, one who eats dessert for breakfast, married one of the few people in the world who does not love nor make dessert unless company is coming and/or … Continue reading

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