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About cookinginsens

An American living in Burgundy, France

Smoked Turkey Tails

When living in landlocked Niger we would often load up the car for a day’s journey down unpaved roads to the coast in Lome, Togo.  Because of the roads, the going was slow and sometimes we’d stop to stretch our … Continue reading

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Cake

The Sunday brunch group members are back in Honesdale, having spent the last of the winter in fairer climes.  In a crazed mood, I decided to bake something, carelessly disregarding the fact that the group is composed of fairly experienced … Continue reading

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Grilled Pork Rib Loin with Pear Salsa

Easter has always been a big deal for our family.  I cook a large meal, sometimes we go to mass 🙂 and my husband makes surprise Easter baskets for the children/adults, having done so for 35 years.  I guess this … Continue reading

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Aubergine and Veal Curry

Home alone again, my faux-retired husband went on another boondoggle to Niger, West Africa, this time for 3 months.  In the meantime, I have occasionally cooked but haven’t blogged much.  I did have to strip my Irish Terrier which takes … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Fish Ball Soup

It’s still winter and snowy here in Honesdale, PA, and cold.  Soups and stews continue to warm and comfort us as we stare from the kitchen table, through the windows at our winter garden of ice-laced trees, frost ravaged herb … Continue reading

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Chili Verde

I’ve never made chili verde before, but I’ve always wanted to.  I’ve always lived in places where the fresh chillies and tomatillos were not available.  I should have never left California 😀 I remember my mother and her friend roasting … Continue reading

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Texican Pantry Chili

Our refrigerator freezer is back in action.  The thing was only 2 years old and needed major repairs!  I don’t understand how things work anymore.  We’ve had appliances that were 15 years old that never needed repair.  If only they … Continue reading

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