Category Archives: American

Peach Ice Cream

I adore fruit ice creams and frozen yogurts.  Back in the day peach ice cream had peaches in it, in fact,  fruit ice creams had fruit in them, not some approximate, imitation color and flavor of the fruit.  Ice cream … Continue reading

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Honey Mustard Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

It’s been a while since I’ve roasted a honey mustard chicken.  I always forget how good it is, especially with the addition of butter and minced shallots. My husband loves roasted vegetables, as long as potatoes are included 🙂  I … Continue reading

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Salmon and Parsnips with Ginger Sauce

Whenever I see parsnips, I think of the U.K. ambassador to Rwanda.  He was from Scotland, as was the E.U. ambassador and those two together were quite the thing.  They gave parties consisting of food flown in from the U.K. … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Market Peach Cobbler

My neighbor offered to get peaches from the farmers’ market near her 2nd home in Northern Pennsylvania, which was fortuitous because I wanted to make a peach cobbler. The easiest way I found to peel peaches is to soak them … Continue reading

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Tuna Stuffed Brandywine Tomato

My neighbor Jayne gave me some gorgeous brandywine tomatoes from her garden and, to rise to the occasion, I decided to stuff the tomatoes using my last can of solid albacore tuna from France.  Well worth it! I topped the … Continue reading

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White Sweet Potato Salad with Chilli Lime Mayonnaise, Et alia

My husband first met Laura Allen when he was in Peace Corps, West Africa in the 70s.  Since then, continuously, Laura has been a good and loyal friend to our family.  We always looked forward to her visits in our … Continue reading

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Easy Beef Pot Roast

I guess I’ve got Michelle Obama’s “low grade” depression.  I made this beef pot roast            un-enthusiastically over 2 weeks ago and am just getting around to posting it, even though it turned out better than … Continue reading

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Roasted Crispy Duck with Vegetables and Garden Herbs

Hudson Valley Foie Gras is a duck farm located in Ferndale, New York, specializing in duck products including foie gras, magret de canard (duck breast) and other parts, or whole duck and chicken.  We’ve bought both from the farm and … Continue reading

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Gambas Clemenceau

This is my take on Shrimp Clemenceau, inspired by the dish made famous by Dooky Chase and Galatoire’s restaurants in New Orleans.  I’ve added a poached egg for an elegant brunch dish.  It really is too bad that eggs are … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash with Pancetta

I’m fairly new to spaghetti squash.  I read about it when I was overseas but never had access to it until I spent a year in France.  Everyone in our family likes it and the texture and flavor is just … Continue reading

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