Category Archives: American

Chicken Noodle Soup

We’re always on the look out for normal chickens.  Not necessarily “organic” just normal, non-GMO, farm, free-range and most of all, normal size!  If the chicken is as big as a toy poodle it will be tasteless with a really … Continue reading

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Hot Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers

The Butcher Shoppe in Lake Poconos was selling homemade, hot Italian sausage that the owner warned us, several times, of it’s spiciness.  Yeah right, we said.  Give us six.  They were very hot and spicy, but in a good way … Continue reading

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Country Style Oven Roasted Chicken

Can you believe that the fresh rosemary and thyme sprigs are from my garden, having survived  -5 F and below temperatures!?  My sage doesn’t look that bad either 🙂 I try to find the smallest, local, non-Perdue and Tyson (they … Continue reading

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La Magie de Trotoux

France has wonderful tasting and textured, farm raised turkeys.  Before we left for France, I promised my husband that I would make a full Thanksgiving meal and invite some of our friends so that they could experience the food and … Continue reading

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Pork Belly with German Cabbage

Our experience has been that domesticated pork, no matter in what country we’ve eaten it, manages to maintain some taste of its wild, Eurasian boar origins.  The exception seems to be found in American pork, which is tasteless and lately … Continue reading

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Pork Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Onion Gravy

My husband likes gravy.  It’s odd in a way because I know his mother didn’t make gravy, but would offer pan drippings from roasted meat that my husband would call gravy until I rudely sneered(not when she was there), made … Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Salsa

For the first time I saw green tomatoes in the Sens farmers’ market!  When I started to look a them, the helpful stall owner told me how they should be prepared; as a kind of spiced and pickled relish in … Continue reading

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