Category Archives: American

Spinach Cobb Salad

This is my breakfast salad, prepared for today’s Sunday coffee get together.  Baby spinach on the bottom, topped with red onion, boiled eggs, sliced mushrooms, crispy bacon, with a Dijon mustard vinaigrette served on the side. I love this bowl!  … Continue reading

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Topinambour with Braised Flanken Ribs

Topinambour or Jerusalem artichokes or sun chokes are a delicious alternative to potatoes.  I poached this recipe idea from Jamie Oliver, although I did increase the simmering time. I purchased these beauties from an actual farmer at one of the … Continue reading

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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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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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Mushroom Soup Meatloaf

In the beginning before the newness had worn off our marriage, I continually tried to please my husband with food.  It wasn’t that hard because his mother’s food was more plentiful than interesting and her mother came from Ireland in … Continue reading

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Smoked Ham, Split Pea and Barley Soup

After a brief, unsuccessful stint as a branch of Food Mart, Dave’s Super Duper is back!  I imagine they lost quite a few customers because they ditched their butcher and signed on to Food Mart brand prepackaged meat, cheese and … Continue reading

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Sanglier Oven Braised in Cider

Last week Tonio, a neighbor, came to the house with a shoulder of wild boar, leg and hoof attached. Tonio:  One of my friends killed a boar and gave me this shoulder.  My wife and I don’t know how to … Continue reading

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