Monthly Archives: December 2017

Chicken with Sage Potatoes and Snow Peas

All of the other herbs in my garden are dead, but my sage is still “killing it” as my son likes to say.  To show my admiration and appreciation of sage power, I decided to include it in someway with … Continue reading

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Ignominy of Defeat

During the ridiculous war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, our son and I were evacuated to Ireland.  We lived in the Dublin Blackrock neighborhood,  he attending the French Lycee in Blackrock while I worked at the American Embassy.  The Embassy was … Continue reading

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Char Sui Lamb Chops with Turnips

  This past week of snow and below freezing temperatures has pretty much put paid to the herb garden this year 😦   However, the sage and rosemary are still fighting the good fight and I admire them for it, but … Continue reading

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I Disrespected the Yeast

There are a few things that I successfully bake from time to time to please and shock the family; gingerbread, peach cobbler and cinnamon roll cupcakes. I had sort of a bad day yesterday; de-snowing/icing the car, running up and … Continue reading

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Japanese Donabe Steamer

A Japanese donabe is an “earthenware pot made from special clay for use over an open flame.” It came with a pretty cool steamer insert and can be used as a steamer and/or hotpot cooker.  I’ve had this one for quite … Continue reading

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Let It Snow

My husband has started to claim that he’s not retired but retiring.  That’s why he left on Sunday morning for a consultancy and Christmas shopping boondoggle in Senegal.  About 30 minutes after he left, it began to snow and has … Continue reading

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Creole Duck Breast with Warm Broccoli Coleslaw

Got a big winter haul of duck from the farm in New York; breasts, legs and a little “duck ham.” Now that I have a freezer, sky’s the limit 🙂  I rubbed this duck with Emeril’s essence before searing. A … Continue reading

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