Monthly Archives: January 2018

Veuve Clicquot For Six

Just before Christmas, my husband completed a short term assignment in Senegal.  When he went through the duty free shop, a magnum of Veuve Cliquot Champagne leapt into his basket with just a small assist from him 😉 Scrooge-like, we … Continue reading

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Dal Makhani and Murgh Masala

I love Indian dal with it’s varied lentils and spices, but my favorite is dal makhani which mixes urad dal (black lentil) with kidney beans.  The texture and spiciness makes me think of meatless chili. Overnight soaking prepares the beans … Continue reading

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Monkey 47 – Gin and Sin

Monkey 47 gin comes from the Black Forest in Germany.  This gin was created by a retired British commander who settled in Germany’s Northern Black Forest.  Missing his favorite alcohol, he experimented and distilled a gin made from 47 different … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash and Ribs

Oddly I bought this American set of fork, knife and spoon at the Leclerc supermarket in France.  I don’t know why they were there, other than someone thought I might need them 🙂 Spaghetti squash is a very good tasting … Continue reading

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Black Cod with Bok Choy and Mushrooms

When searing Japanese style black cod (sable fish), the marinating process takes about 3 days.  My husband, a recent graduate from frozen, breaded fish objects, has been asking for this delicacy for weeks now, knowing that I had (8) 4 … Continue reading

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Easy Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet

First, line out all your “necessaires”, prep and measure out ingredients, get a big skillet.  Take a double swig of a reliable Cremant de Bourgogne and wipe your mouth with the back of your hand.  This should amuse you; it … Continue reading

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Lamb Stuffed Aubergine

I saw an old post of mine of when I was in Germany and stuffed a beautiful, round Sicilian aubergine that I got at my favorite store, Bohm’s in Stuttgart.  When the aubergine was roasted, it turned a lovely butternut … Continue reading

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