Monthly Archives: August 2018

Spicy Indian Aubergine

Indian aubergine are so cute and also rare in our supermarkets.  I got lucky with these. They remind me a bit of the popular, indigenous djakattou vegetable found in West Africa, a cross between tomato and eggplant.  The djakattou is … Continue reading

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Mushroom Dashi Broth with Roasted Cod

Sleepless in Honesdale, I realized that it had been a while since I had made some homemade dashi broth.  Taking mental stock of my pantry, fridge and freezer, I realized I could make dashi etc. first thing in the morning … Continue reading

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Braised Curried Oxtails with Orzo

I mentioned to a friend in France that I was looking for a good quality cover for our feather bed.  There was an awkward pause, and then she asked why I would need a cover, other than the one that … Continue reading

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Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?

One home leave we sublet an apartment in the New Orleans’ Garden district.  Foreign service home leave is intended as an opportunity for employees assigned overseas for two years to return to the United States and reacquaint themselves with the … Continue reading

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